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 "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. Blog Post How a Sunderland partnership is using school-to-school collaboration to face challenges together 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. Blog Post Challenges may be unprecedented, but our leadership values, principles & collegiality are familiar Many years ago, a newly appointed Headteacher said to me, "We worked on 25 scenarios in NPQH and on day one of this new job, scenario no. 26 walked through the door." This is our global scenario 26. This is how it feels to be living through a period in history where we are called upon to respond to challenges we have never faced before.