As an alliance of schools we are committed to a system of school led self-improvement. We strongly believe that the best way to raise aspirations and improve outcomes is to work collaboratively. Through providing a balance of support and challenge we work with schools to focus on how they can continually improve their practice.
Our Alliance Partners are experienced with a high level of expertise in leading school improvement. Uffculme School, the lead school within the alliance has a well-established track record for system leadership and school-to-school support. The Headteacher, Lorraine Heath, is a both a National Leader of Education and a member of the South West regional Headteacher Board where she works on the Academies programme for the region
The school support offer is led by our NLEs who broker the bespoke expertise required. Dependent on requirements, the Alliance will then oversee the deployment of National Leaders of Education (NLEs), Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and Lead Professionals who are trained in outreach guidance to support schools on their journey to improvement. For more information please see the Packages of Support we offer.
Key arrangements for school-to-school support will include:
- An initial meeting which will cover the focus of work, intended outcomes, length of deployment, frequency of support and funding
- A written agreement to reflect the agreed terms for deployment
- Deployment of support
- Mid term review
- Final review and evaluation
- Any school is able to commission school-to-school support. To request support for your school, or to receive further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01884 842908.