School Improvement

School Improvement

The benefits of working as a Multi Academy Trust

Support and challenge will take place within a clear framework of accountability to drive up standards. School to school support is at the heart of our improvement strategy. Joining Inspire represents a unique opportunity to draw on expertise across all our schools through our working model, led by our Executive Principal (NLE), experienced senior leaders and a range of SLEs and Lead Practitioners across the key areas of: Teaching and Learning, Leadership Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing and Curriculum, Assessment and Achievement and Governance.

Strategic School Improvement Team

Comprises of Headteachers from each MAT School.  Heads meet at least twice a month with the Executive Principal in order to ensure continuous improvement: Headteachers provide mutual support for:

  • Chosen assessment materials and comparison of DATA;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • CPD Delivery;
  • Tracking support;
  • Teaching and Learning support;
  • Curriculum Development;
  • Pupil Well Being;
  • Inclusion;
  • Performance Management;
  • Succession Planning – identifying school leaders and training teachers of the future.

We recognise the experience and expertise of individuals and encourage them to lead initiatives.

Teaching and Learning

The Executive Principal has an overview of the quality of teaching and learning across the MAT. She directs the work of the Teaching and Learning Consultant and her team to meet individual schools CPD needs.

Teaching and Learning is further supported by:

  • MAT Strategic Leads for Inclusion and all areas of the curriculum
  • School and cross MAT training

Leadership Development

School leaders at all levels are inducted into role. EP coordinates support for Heads reflecting their level of experience.

Senior leaders provide a range of training through the Teaching School. Head of Walsgrave leads Middle Leader Development across the MAT and citywide. Talent spotting across the Trust informs bespoke training plans.

Behaviour and Wellbeing

The Executive Principal and the MAT pastoral lead ensure best practice around Safeguarding and care.

Our academies are ‘Thrive Schools” and we have eleven trained practitioners and two of our heads are being trained as trainers (February 2018)

Curriculum

Inspire Education Trust has written its’ own curriculum reflecting the needs of our children and their culture and local heritage. This is personalised at individual school level.

Assessment and Achievement

Headteacher at Walsgrave C of E Academy is MAT Assessment lead. He disseminates information and provides CPD around all aspects of data management and analysis. He collates Trust DATA for Directors and coordinates systems and processes.

Governance

Regular meetings take place between the Executive Principal, her Deputy and Chairs of Local Governing Bodies. Training needs are identified and provided both in house and externally.

Representatives of Local Governing Bodies attend Directors meetings.