School Improvement Strategy Group
This group is led by the CEO and supported by the Trust Improvement Partner (TIP) and consists of the CEO and the two Partnership Heads.
It has been implemented to continue to drive up standards, aid growth at all levels, build capacity across the Trust and ensure that the Trust continues to move forward from a position of strength by ensuring;
Behind this group is one Headteacher, one Interim Headteacher and two Heads of School.
The future model, as shown in the Leadership Structure, will be four Heads of School implemented over the next two to three years. The model beyond the Partnership Heads and Heads of School consists of seven Deputy Headteachers and the equivalent of two point one Assistant Headteachers which are currently divided into three roles in three schools.
The next layer of distributed leadership provides the Trust with a group of thirteen Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs). These leaders are a mixture of Middle and Senior Leaders with a specific skill-set that support certain aspects of school improvement at both classroom and leadership level. SLEs operate out of Lionwood Support School and work as part of partnership of approximately twenty SLEs. In addition there are five Lead Practitioners across Trust schools supporting organisations within the Trust and beyond, offering targeted advice, guidance and provision around inclusion, behaviour, attendance and family support.
Below is an outline of the Strategic School Improvement Strategy which will robustly hold school leaders to account for achievement and outcomes.
School Improvement Strategy
This document outlines the School Improvement Strategy and the steps it takes to ensure that all schools are challenged and supported to deliver the highest quality of education possible.
What is the purpose of IST?
How does IST afford schools ‘earned autonomy’?
Inclusive Schools Trust uses a range of proxy-indicators to judge schools’ effectiveness in conjunction with Ofsted ratings and pupil outcomes. Below are some of the activities used to continuously monitor the position of each school:
How does IST support schools which are deemed to not be able to improve themselves?