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“If you want to go fast – go alone. 

If you want to go far – go together.”

SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP

Are you making the most of partnerships with your local schools?  

Would you enjoy developing your professional relationships with other like-minded local Headteachers?

 

Our Managing Director spent several years as the strategic lead and chairperson for a cluster of schools. In this time he devised and led a successful and sophisticated model for school evaluation which focused on the effectiveness of leadership and management. 

 

The aim of the process was for Headteachers and Senior Leaders to challenge and validate the SEF judgements in each other’s schools; a system of reciprocal peer review. 

 

Typically, schools worked in leadership trios each taking a turn to carry out 'leadership reviews' - one per term over the course of the academic year.

 

The recipient Headteacher and school would choose its development foci and the other two Headteachers from the leadership trio would spend one day carrying out a range of monitoring activities (as chosen by the recipient school). 

 

These aforementioned activities would be quality assured by an independent school improvement consultant who would facilitate the process. 

 

The benefit of an independent school improvement consultant is that they are:

 

  • 100% impartial and objective

  • not working for the Local Authority or OFSTED and therefore they have no agenda, other than the success of the project and meeting your exact needs

  

Let us:

  • help you to devise a leadership and management project across your cluster of schools

  • provide you with a highly skilled professional facilitator.

 

We will tailor our support to meet the cluster's needs.

SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP

“…drawing on the skills of local schools to drive school improvement…”

 

OFSTED Handbook

Grade descriptors – Quality of leadership in and management of the school 

 

Outstanding (1) 

 

….Senior leaders in the school work to promote improvement across the wider system including, where applicable, with early years providers to raise the proportion of children who are well prepared to start school…

PRICING & PROJECTS​

SERVICE

 

COST

 

SESSION / PACKAGE INFORMATION

 

DETAIL

 

LEADERSHIP PROJECT FACILITATOR

 

Facilitator will ensure rigour through external and impartial quality assurance

Total Cost:

was £2675

£2425

 

£808 per school; cost shared by 3 schools

3 x one day ‘reviews’

5 x half day planning meetings

 

Benefits:

-Evidencing an aspect of the ‘outstanding’ descriptor for Quality of L&M

-Strengthening local partnership working

-Ensuring the accuracy of SEF judgments

-Incidental learning through school visits

-Sharing effective practice

-Validating accuracy of lesson observation judgments

-Senior / Middle Leaders can lead the school review days thus developing leadership skills and capacity

 

Suggested Model:

-One year cycle

-Local schools work in leadership trios 

-Each school identifies its own leadership development foci.

-Each school has a ‘review day’ and a pre-visit meeting.

 

-School chooses monitoring activities e.g. Lesson observations, book trawls, staff interviews, pupil interviews etc.

- Aim of ‘review day’: visiting Headteachers (and project facilitator) validate / challenge school’s SEF judgments through L&M audit.

3 days x £475 

4 half days x £250 | Half day FREE

 

Typical format:

Planning meeting in September:

Project Facilitator meets with Headteachers from School A, School B and School C. 

Dates for termly ‘review days’ agreed. Foci for development priorities agreed. Protocol agreed.

Half Day - £250

 

Review Day for School A in Autumn Term (plus pre-visit meeting):

Project Facilitator, Headteacher B and Headteacher C carry out L&M Audit at School A. School A dictates monitoring activities.

Review Day - £475, 

plus pre-visit meeting £250

Total - £725

 

Review Day for School B in Spring Term (plus pre-visit meeting):

Project Facilitator, Headteacher A and Headteacher C carry out L&M Audit at School B. School B dictates monitoring activities.

Review Day - £475, 

plus pre-visit meeting £250

Total - £725

 

Review Day for School C in Summer Term (plus pre-visit meeting):

Project Facilitator, Headteacher A and Headteacher B carry out L&M Audit at School C. School C dictates monitoring activities.

Review Day - £475, 

plus pre-visit meeting £250

Total - £725

 

Evaluation Meeting

Aims:

-Evaluate the learning from the project

-Planning the next cycle

Half Day - £250

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