This course is designed particularly for schools wishing to move from 'satisfactory' to 'good' or 'good' to 'outstanding'. The emphasis will be on leadership and management at all levels, as a way of helping all stakeholders to have ownership of, and responsibility for, an effective improvement agenda. This will include a short input on performance management.
The course facilitator will guide you through the inspection framework in depth to help you check the accuracy of what you assess as current strengths. You will then focus on areas that are preventing you crossing the next grade boundary.
Throughout the day, practical activities will be linked directly to the prioritisation of specific improvement planning points with measurable success criteria.
Please note that this course will cover some elements of "Self Evaluation: an effective and practical guide to school improvement". However, it does have a different central focus and alternative activities.
Aims of this course
• learn how to use the new inspection framework as part of your on-going school improvement work
• receive guidance on the distribution of leadership and management to drive school improvement
• be given an accuracy check on your current view of how well your school is currently performing
• take part in practical action planning activities to help prioritise areas for improvement
• identify measurable access criteria for your school improvement plan
• receive guidance on how performance management can be used to drive forward your improvements