The Learning for Life Partnership

School Improvement

School Improvement

“A school trust is an education charity. It has a single legal and moral purpose – to advance education for public benefit. The strongest trusts facilitate knowledge building through professional development, with a view to improving curriculum, pedagogy and the quality of teaching. They bring professionals together in ways that are supported by proper strategic oversight and accountability.”

(CST February 2021)

At the heart of our school improvement offer is CPD

The Learning for Life Partnership has our own cross-trust CPD leader, Rachael Rivers, who establishes and co-ordinates our CPD offer across the Trust the activities include:

  • Annual joint INSET day that includes all members if staff and the governance structure
  • In house CPD calendar covering all aspects of curriculum and pedagogy
  • Whole MAT staff meetings
  • Cross site moderation
  • Shared training on aligned curriculum areas

Finance and Operations Support

  • Full budgeting support
  • Centralised purchasing for best value
  • Centralised finance systems including payroll for efficiency
  • HR support
  • Centralised policies
  • ICT support service

Director of Primary

  • School improvement visits and reporting to LABs
  • Data monitoring
  • Identifying and sharing best practice
  • Leadership support and mentoring
  • Supporting self-evaluation

Performance Management

  • Focus on personal development
  • Aligned systems across the Trust
  • Focus on professional standards

Leadership Development

  • Student development Programme
  • NQT development programme
  • ECF programme
  • NPQ facilitation
  • Opportunities for L7 apprenticeships

School to School Support

  • Subject network groups
  • Coaching and mentoring support
  • Best practice sharing
  • Safeguarding support
  • SEN support

Career Paths

  • Career development opportunities for all staff
  • Secondment opportunities across the Trust
  • Cross Trust leadership roles