The Learning for Life Partnership’s approach to school improvement

The concept of our Partnership began in September 2013 when the current CEO began as Headteacher of Shavington Primary School. The school had recently gone into RI and had some serious staffing, financial and performance issues that needed to be urgently addressed.  Through the implementation of strong governance and leadership structures the school achieved an Ofsted ‘Good’ judgement by September 2014. Throughout this sometimes tough journey the plan was always to work with other schools to learn and grow together.

The Partnership grew in September 2015 with Wheelock Primary School receiving support in the form of an executive Headteacher from Shavington. The model for improvement was similar; making transparent decisions quickly in the best interests of children. Leadership models and clear, high expectations of everyone involved were implemented and this rapidly resulted in a clear and coherent approach to learning.

In December 2015 Shavington Primary opened as an academy as the first member of The Learning for Life Partnership and Wheelock Primary joined in March 2016. Our firm focus is on building a partnership which is ‘loosely coupled yet tightly aligned’.

Model of improvement:

  • Clear leadership

  • Clear job roles

  • Coherent approach to learning

  • Partnership with all stakeholders

  • Clear sense of identity

  • Partnership

The Learning for Life Partnership

Southbank Avenue,
Shavington, Crewe,
Cheshire. CW2 5DP


telephone: 01270 661527


Registered in England and Wales number 9675372