What we do

What we do

SPP is a sector-led, cluster-based approach to school improvement. There are more than 1,300 schools that have engaged with the model to date. We work directly with schools, including Multi-Academy Trusts, Teaching School Alliances, local governments as well as more informal school partnerships.

The model develops the capacity and culture needed for impactful cluster working through a continuous cycle of school self-review, peer review and school-to-school support and improvement.

How does it work?

There are 3 key phases (approx 1 year each) that build the skills of peer review and culture change required to develop a mature cluster or local system.

For our most mature partnerships, there is also the opportunity to become a strategic partner to Education Development Trust to help lead further development of SPP across their locality and network as an SPP Hub.

What makes SPP different?

It's a sector-led approach to school improvement. 

SPP is co-developed and led by schools, for schools.

We focus on sustainability and system ownership.

SPP builds the capacity and capability of clusters to lead their own improvement. Through the SPP Hub model, our most mature partnerships train and support new clusters, ensuring that the model is owned by the system.​

Our framework is ambitious and enquiry focused.

This provides a coherent and consistent approach to peer review that helps drive continuous improvement. ​

We believe that collaboration should lead to impact.

SPP strengthens the degree of challenge and support within and between schools, with a relentless focus on change in practice and improvement.​

It's for everybody.

Our 3-phased maturity model builds capacity in peer review of all staff in your school and cluster, so that improvement can be led at all levels.​

And for all schools.

Wherever you are in your improvement journey and whatever your context or phase, SPP can make a difference to outcomes for your pupils.

Who are Education Development Trust?

At Education Development Trust, we transform lives by improving education around the world. Our specialist knowledge means we design and deliver effective, sustainable education solutions tailored to the local context. As a not-for-profit organisation, we invest annualy in our programme of educational research because it matters to us that teachers benefit from the latest best practice.

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