Focus-Trust is a charitable multi-academy trust in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Cheshire West dedicated to working with primary schools.
A fresh, collaborative look at how we support all children to enjoy, engage and thrive in education, using enquiry and peer review as a tool to improve our approach:
Tuesday 23 March, 3.30pm-5pm
Based on the robust framework of our Schools Partnership Programme, the MAT Partnership Programme brings MATs together to support and learn from each other through the power of facilitated, strategic peer review. Drawing on the knowledge and expertise we've developed through working with hundreds of school partnerships across the country, we offer an evidence-informed approach to collaboration between MATs, enabling them to learn, develop and improve together.
Victoria Saville, Principal, Fieldhead Primary Academy. As a new principal for a school in special measures, they were already under real scrutiny by HMI. However, the Schools Partnership Programme felt like something that they had more control over, see into other schools and dig deep into what they were doing, and feel like they were part of something different.
Vanessa Huws Jones from our Schools Partnership Programme (SPP) Associate Team speaks with Natalie Fountain, Executive Head across four Sunderland schools within the Wise Academy Trust.
In November 2020, school leaders’ union NAHT published its ‘Improving Schools’ report, from the School Improvement Commission. The report details their vision for the future of education in England and details a number of recommendations to rebalance holding schools to account with helping them to improve to unleash the potential within schools.
Read how SPP schools and partnerships are responding, learning and thinking about the future during the ‘Covid-19 Summer.’ This is a summary of findings from interviews with SPP partnership leads during June and July 2020.
These research-informed briefs report what school partnerships have discovered about working together through peer review and how their experience compares with wider research findings.
We explore what practitioners have learned about the culture, the practical systems and processes, the skills and attributes and the use of evidence and data required to support effective peer review partnerships.
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