Blog Post Adaptation and evaluation in the time of Covid-19 SPP, as a model that typically involves group training and close interaction between school leaders, and with the added pressures school leaders are currently facing, some impact to the programme was to be expected. However, in a time of unprecedented disruption to the UK education system, collaboration and school-to-school support is arguably more important than ever, and we have been thrilled to see that the collaborative spirit of SPP schools had persevered. Blog Post REPORT: How peer review can be an asset in uncertain times 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. Blog Post Compassionate Leadership: Re-engaging learners and staff through Recovery Curriculum For the last five years now, the Schools Partnership Programme (SPP) has worked with almost 2,000 schools around the country to help them not only to help each other, but to improve each other’s practice. SPP builds the skills in peer review, coaching, non-judgmental enquiry and creating a culture of feedback and support that transform more traditional approaches to school improvement into something school-led and empowering, putting power not only in the hands of school leaders but, in time, middle leaders and staff across the whole school. Blog Post Our response to NAHT's new report - Improving Schools 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. Blog Post "Relationships definitely strengthened as a result." SPP Associate Pam Butterfield interviews Pip Utting, Head Teacher at Burlington Junior School, New Malden. Blog Post Could effective collaboration during challenging times help schools develop new ways of working? The challenge in improving any system is often in having the ability to disrupt existing thinking so that honest enquiry can take place. That challenge has been taken care of for us; never in living memory has the education sector as a whole faced this level of disruption.