Where are you on your journey to becoming a great school? At SFE, we know teachers and leaders in every school are striving to overcome distinct challenges to deliver a first class learning experience for the children they serve. We offer flexible in-school support, training and coaching in all areas of school improvement including self-evaluation, leadership effectiveness, high-quality teaching and learning, accountability and data best practice and curriculum design. Bespoke support, either face to face or online, provides independent and impartial challenge to meet school needs, including:
- School Improvement Partner Services, incl. Performance Management of the Head Teacher
- Subject Support – including Maths, English, PSHE, RSE, RE and subject reviews
- Aspect Support – such as Early Years, Curriculum development, Assessment
- Wider Services – including Data Support including IDSR / ASP
- School Improvement Planning, and support in writing an evaluative SEF
- Information and Resources
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At Services For Education, a culture of professional reflection and growth is imperative to enable schools to face existing and future challenges with assurance, confidence and skill through a range of training opportunities.
Services For Education’s excellent reputation will enable leaders to keep up to date with best practice and the latest research information through attending one of our courses or creating a bespoke package to suit your school’s unique needs and context. Input is specifically designed to support those who are new to leadership roles as well as established leaders including middle leaders, senior leaders, governors and head teachers through a range of CPD models.
Our team of highly skilled advisers (including ex headteachers and those with inspection experience) are all experts in their field and are eager to share their wealth of knowledge with you to secure improvement.
We are able to offer extensive school improvement partner services, to include regular input with headteachers and leaders, all of which are tailor-made to suit your individual school’s needs. Our school improvement partners are experienced ex-headteachers, who understand the difference high quality school improvement partner provision brings, including the performance management process for headteachers, in partnership with governors.
Key benefits of an SFE School Improvement Partner:
- Helps develop the leadership and management expertise in your school
- Validates the school’s evaluation of key areas
- Enables schools to prepare for the challenges of inspection
- Helps identify the key priorities for improvement
- Ensures document integrity to support school improvement activity
Our structured programme of support is based on growing a strong relationship and professional dialogue, usually, through termly visits, each with a particular focus. Every school will have an allocated Leadership and Management Adviser to work with school leaders throughout the year, so contributing to robust, professional challenge and support.
Growth and development of subject leaders is imperative. The new inspection framework reinforces this as part of the ‘quality of education’ judgement. Services For Education offers a range of subject reviews as a mechanism for school improvement, and these can be tailor-made to suit requirements. Through a partnership approach and joint activity with leaders, including a written report, our advisers will be able to highlight strengths, areas for development and suggest approaches in moving forward.
Our most popular subject reviews include: Maths, English (reading, writing), PSHE, RSE and RE, and can extend to include other national curriculum subjects.
As well as support and development for subject leadership, our advisers are able to offer aspect reviews. Growth and development of aspect leaders is imperative. The new inspection framework reinforces this as part of the ‘quality of education’ judgement.
Services For Education offers a range of aspect reviews as a mechanism for school improvement, and these can be tailor-made to suit requirements. Through a partnership approach and joint activity with leaders, including a written report, our advisers will be able to highlight strengths, areas for development and suggest approaches in moving forward.
Our most popular aspect reviews include: Safeguarding, Curriculum, Assessment and Early Years, and can extend to include other aspects determined by the school.
Schools collect internal data and also have access to national data sets including the Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) and Analyse School Performance (ASP). How schools use and interpret this information is key in identifying strengths, weaknesses and school improvement priorities.
At Services For Education, our school improvement partners can work with you to help understand primary data sets and use this to form key lines of enquiry and hypotheses. Learn how to interrogate your data and information with confidence and key strategies, especially with IDSR and ASP, and how to triangulate this with wider evidence to gain a detailed view of your school’s performance.
The school development plan is one of the greatest influencers in driving improvement. A high quality strategic plan propels prioritised activity from identification to outcome. This key document must have synergy with your self-evaluation and performance management process in order to ensure coherence and a rationale for action.
Our identified advisers can enable school leaders achieve this through a supportive review process, including analysis of the quality of information documented, outcomes and impact measures, and review mechanisms to ensure effective, focused and strategic improvement.
Learn how to formulate key strategic documents, record the impact of activity to capture improvement, and inform future plans.