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School Improvement

THE TRUST SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT MODEL: Ensuring Sustainable Excellence

A key strategic aim of the Trust is to ensure that all schools are delivering sustainably good education. The Trust is set to have grown to double-figures in terms of the number of schools that benefit from being in the trust, and the addition of Holyhead to lead our Northern Hub will ensure the model is even more robust. With this growth, the school improvement model is planned to evolve, with a changed and indeed enhanced relationship with the Trust   commissioned Trust School Improvement Partner service.

School Improvement Strategy

Our Senior Executive Team, led by Executive Principal (CEO), drive school improvement across the trust. The model of school improvement is attached, which is designed to ensure shared expert knowledge.

The Trust Board employ external experts (Trust School Improvement Partners) who are all ex-NLE and/or Ofsted inspectors, all with strong track record of recent executive leadership to provide support and challenge, and provide an independent assessment of risk for leaders, governors and trustees.

The SIPs have been deployed to provide high capacity leadership support/capacity to schools at high risk, for instance ‘special measures’ schools joining the trust.

The key elements of our staffing model include:

The Trust Executive Leadership Team

Responsible for strategy development, implementation and monitoring of impact.

Fortnightly assessment of risk, and oversight of the deployment of below (or additional external resource as required) to ensure sustainable strength across all schools

The Principals Executive (with primary and secondary meetings as appropriate)

Delivery of strategy, where not school based implementation, is delivered through:

  • Focus groups (Task and Finish group set up to deal with specific tasks, standardisation requirements, issues that are time limited to enable decision or specific action)

CENTRAL Professional Learning, Research and Development (CPLR&D):

The following trust-wide school improvement structures are key to the school improvement model, and form a core element of CPLR&D, along with CPDL programmes:

  • Co-design strategy teams (trust-wide strategy development and implementation teams) which include:
    • Disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils’ strategy
    • Reading strategy
    • Safeguarding co-design strategy team
    • EYFS
    • Assessment
  • Subject and phase co-design teams

Our Co-design teams are set up to ensure that colleagues from schools across the Trust are able to develop and share best practice. Where collaborative development leads to a clear ‘best way’ then our Senior Executive Team will, in dialogue with the Principals Executive standardise practice as appropriate.

  • School Teaching and Learning Development Teams

In terms of personnel, we have Trust appointments made to the following posts, who can be deployed to any school as required:

  • Executive Principal (CEO) – National leader of Education
  • Trust Executive Principal – Primary
  • School Improvement Leader
  • Executive Principal x 3
  • Trust Vice-Principal – Secondary
  • Trust Vice-Principal – Primary
  • Trust SEN Expert
  • Trust Lead Practitioners – En, Ma, Sci, GG, Hi, MFL

We have trust leaders for:

  • Teaching and Learning Strategy
  • Reading
  • Safeguarding
  • Assessment and Data
  • Disadvantaged and vulnerable
  • SEN

We have co-design leaders who lead co-design teams (knowledge exchange) for all subjects, primary phases, student support.

List of Specialist Leaders in Education (secondary)

Leadership of KS3 Literacy
English and CPD
T&L leadership, English
Curriculum & Assessment
Safeguarding x2
Science X4
Maths and Maths HPA
RE x2

T&L leadership x2
KS2 and 3 Maths, Assessment
B&A Leadership

Leadership of Closing the Gap, ICT

Assessment and leadership

Business and Finance

CPD leadership

ITT and NQT induction

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Central Region Schools Trust
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141 - 143 Newhall Street
Birmingham, B3 1SF

0121 270 3117

Abbeywood First School, Wood Piece Ln, Church Hill Way, Redditch, B98 9LR

01527 962794

Arrow Vale High School, Matchborough Way, Redditch, B98 0GF

01527 526800

Arrow Valley First School CRST, Colts Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0LH

01527 528 111

Church Hill Middle School, Wood Piece Lane, Church Hill, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9LR

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Gospel Oak School, Bilston Road, Tipton, DY4 0BZ

0121 556 1351

Holyhead School, Milestone Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 0HN

0121 523 1960

Ipsley C of E Middle School, Winyates Way, Winyates, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0UB

01527 525725

Lickhill Primary School, Almond Way, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 8UA

01299 871803

Oak Hill First School, Wirehill Drive, Lodge Park, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7JU

01527 528 523

Oldbury Park Primary School, Oldbury Road, Worcester, WR2 6AA

01905 424 878

St Stephen's CofE First School, Mabey Avenue, Redditch, B98 8HW

01527 63911

Sutton Park Primary School, Greatfield Road, Kidderminster, DY11 6PH

01562 67742

Waseley Hills High School School Road Rubery Birmingham B45 9EL

0121 453 5211