Buckinghamshire Traded Services

School Improvement Services

School Improvement Services

The School Improvement team and selected partners are highly skilled and experienced in school improvement and safeguarding.  Once a service has been purchased, the team will contact you to determine your exact requirements and which School Improvement Advisor would best meet the needs of your school.

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Flexible Support

- for Academic Year 2022/23

School Improvement and Development Support

Bespoke support to meet your individual school needs.  A School Improvement Advisor can support school leadership to evaluate performance, identify priorities for improvement and help you to plan for effective change.

This support is bookable by the day, so that it is flexible to meet the needs of your school.  A written summary report will be included as part of the day if required.

Reviews

Online Safety Review

A review of your school’s policies, support mechanism, staff training, curriculum and communication with staff, pupils and parents with regard to online safety.

This review will take place over a one day onsite visit from an Online Safety expert, and a written summary report will be provided.

Readiness for Inspection Review

A Readiness for Inspection Review is designed to support schools in window for an inspection to prepare for an Ofsted visit.  The support will be tailored to address the needs of your school and will enable you to focus your time, energy and resources in the right areas.

This review will take place over a one day onsite visit from a School Improvement Advisor, will include meetings with the Headteacher and Governors as appropriate and will be followed up by a written summary report.

School Self Evaluation Review

A bespoke review and external validation of your self-evaluation document and action planning, at whole school, department or subject level.  This review will include an analysis of your documentation and provide individualised advice on how to improve your current SEF.

This review will take place over a one day onsite visit from a School Improvement Advisor and will be followed up by a written summary report

Bespoke Focused Reviews

Our School Improvement Advisors can provide bespoke reviews into the following focused areas; Attendance, Behaviour & Attitudes, Curriculum, Disadvantage Pupil Provision, Equalities, Inclusion & SEND, Leadership & Management, Middle Leadership and Personal Development.

These reviews will take place over a one day onsite visit and will be followed up by a written summary report.

Safeguarding Review

A safeguarding review will support you to meet statutory requirements and identify any risks that need to be addressed.  Our School Improvement Advisors will make recommendations to help the school to develop and maintain an effective culture of safeguarding.

A safeguarding review will take place over two in school days and will be followed up by a written report.

School Improvement Service Packages

- for the Autumn and Spring terms 2022/23

Bronze Package

  • Headteacher Performance Management*
  • One bespoke focused review
  • One place at both the Autumn and Spring School Improvement Conference

Silver Package

  • 3 x School Improvement & Development Days
  • Two places a both the Autumn and Spring School Improvement conference

Gold Package

  • One bespoke focused review
  • 2 x School Improvement & Development Days
  • Three places at both the Autumn and Spring School Improvement conferences

Headteacher Performance Management

Our School Improvement Advisors can offer experienced external advisor support to governing bodies.  The external advisor role provides advise on the legal process, helps interpret data and other performance information and advises on how to frame Headteacher objectives for the coming year.

The Headteacher Performance Management support is for one day’s support in the Autumn term, although additional support for a mid-year review, of either a half day or a full day, with the same School Improvement Advisor is also available.

Coaching for Headteachers

We are offering bespoke, virtual coaching sessions for headteachers to discuss personal and professional challenges with an experienced and trained advisor, who will be able to support you to find workable solutions.

1:1 coaching sessions can either be booked individually or in a block of three sessions, each session will last up to one hour. 

BESST School Improvement Conferences

The School Improvement team will be offering a virtual conference programme, with one half-day conference each term, for all school staff, leaders and governors across academic year 2022/23.  BESST will work closely with headteachers to determine the most pressing topics for schools across the county and will tailor the annual programme to best meet these needs.

Details of each conference and booking information will be circulated to all schools at the start of each term.

 

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