Secondary School Improvement

Inspire Secondary School Improvement

Support and challenge takes place within a clear framework of accountability to drive up standards. Joining Inspire Education Trust represents a unique opportunity to draw on expertise across all our schools, led by our Head of Blue Coat School – Victoria Shelley and supported by the Senior Leadership Team covering key areas such as: Teaching & Learning; Leadership Development; Behaviour & Wellbeing; Curriculum Design; and Assessment & Achievement.

School Improvement Principles

At Inspire we want to ensure that all schools achieve the highest educational outcomes for every learner so they can have as many life fulfilling opportunities as possible. All children and young people deserve the best possible educational provision. Fundamental to this is our collaborative approach to school improvement at every level with in our schools.

School improvement priorities include:

  • Improved academic outcomes for all, diminishing differences in the performance of different learner groups
  • Improved educational provision and opportunity
  • Developing outstanding practitioners and sharing good practice

As a Trust, we aim to build school self-sufficiency, not dependency in external school improvement support and advice.

We do this by:

  • Promoting and supporting successful professional learning.
  • Building a collaborative relationship between the Head of Blue Coat School, the Head of Education Primary and all Headteachers within our Trust; building positive professional peer-to-peer partnerships with schools within the Trust and beyond.
  • Ensure all schools are clear about the accountability process and the focus on achieving improving outcomes for all children.
  • Promote the understanding of best practice and understand evidenced based research.

Our Senior Leadership Team’s Roles and Responsibilities are as follows:

Inspiring a Generation

Our name “Inspire Education Trust” symbolically reflects the beating heart of our Multi-Academy Trust.  We want to inspire teachers to provide the very best education to the children in their care each and every day. We want to inspire children to be life-long learners and find their ‘thing’ that will take them on an exciting life journey with all the skills necessary to flourish. We want to inspire parents and carers to share in their children’s school journey, recognising they are just as important teacher and mentor in their children’s lives.

Our Trust is a community of schools that have shared values and share an essential common ethos and vision for education and learning, as encapsulated in our values.  These values drive our behaviour, decision making and ambitions:

  • The highest educational outcomes for every learner is paramount
  • Preserving the unique identity and ethos of all partner schools is essential
  • To be inclusive
  • Being self-reflective is essential in encouraging innovation, our Trust is always driven to improve further
  • We value strong clear moral purposed leadership
  • We depend on recruiting, retaining and professionally developing members of staff who are ambitious for all children and young peoples’ futures

Our Trust promotes collaborating with others and being outward looking