School Effectiveness


Our Trust vision underpins all aspects of our work but is fundamental to our school improvement strategy.


Through our desire to be boldly passionate about excellence in learning and relentlessly driven in our aspiration for everyone, we seek to ensure that high-quality guidance, support and challenge for every one of our family of schools is at the heart of our work. We work directly alongside our school leaders and governing bodies, improving education outcomes for all through high-quality professional development and learning opportunities.

 

 

 


 

 

Our School Improvement Team provides a very strong package of support, development and challenge for our school leaders and governors and throughout all our trust feedback sessions is valued highly. Alongside a core offer of support, bespoke work is undertaken tailored to meet the needs of each school.


We have a robust and consistent process for tracking and measuring pupil performance across our schools and use this alongside a range of monitoring activities to ensure the progress and attainment of pupils is strong. In setting school-specific targets our work focuses on the key groups where underachievement has been identified nationally, regionally, and locally specifically:

 

  • Disadvantaged pupils

  • Pupils with SEND

  • Covid catch up

as well as meeting the needs of other groups of pupils.


In addition to our central team, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience within our schools. This is used across the Trust to share good practice, provide support and guidance and to come alongside to coach and mentor. This collaborative, yet rigorous approach to improving school effectiveness is well embedded in our culture.
 

Assessing and evaluating pupil outcomes, and checking they are consistently measured across our schools, is also a part of our core offer of training and support.
 

This is done through regular conferences, governor training and network learning
events for subject leaders.

Teaching and learning


Within our schools teaching and learning is designed locally to meet the needs of the children. However, we share several principles across all schools :


The whole curriculum that we offer will be rooted firmly in our shared values.

 

  • We place a high value on personal empowerment within our curriculum celebrating each child’s uniqueness as a child of God.

  • We believe that highly effective relationships with all our stakeholders (parents, children and staff) are paramount to our success.

  • As part of this understanding we recognise that as a family of schools we share accountability for all our children and their outcomes.

  • The inclusive curriculum we offer will be creative, collaborative and challenging for all, recognising the benefits that a broad and balanced curriculum can have in developing the whole child. Throughout this curriculum there will be a strong emphasis placed on developing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development so that they are fully able to play their part in both today and tomorrow’s society.

  • We allow our schools the autonomy to select the curriculum that they offer to reflect the needs and contexts of the children they serve. The curriculum we offer in our schools will be rooted in evidence so that the strongest pedagogical practice is in place.

  • We have high expectations of everyone in our schools and believe that high-quality outcomes can only be achieved through quality first teaching in all our schools.

  • We expect our teachers and our children to be reflective so that mistakes are celebrated, and learning is maximised.

  • Learning will be typified by high levels of engagement throughout our teaching and learning.

  • We believe in a model of developing others that is supportive and coaching in style.

  • Equal opportunities for all in our communities ensure that high-quality learning is exemplified by all groups.

  • We continually strive for excellence in all we do.

 

We believe that our commitment to ensuring that this is delivered throughout our schools will result in high levels of enjoyment for all as well as high-quality outcomes for pupils.