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School peer review beats high stakes external inspection

Graham Handscomb shares his observations of the school system collectively moving toward a self-evaluating approach, to the greater good of schools.

 

 

Peer review and its role in improvement at scale within Trusts

Aquila Trust CEO Annie Wiles and Learn-AT Trust Leader Stef Edwards share their view on the role of peer review in school improvement at scale.

 

 

Addressing disadvantage: School culture​

Pupil Premium expert Marc Rowland explores school culture and the part it plays in creating an environment in which both teachers and children can flourish.

 

 

Accountability and improvement in multi-academy trusts: Time to press the reset button

Multi-academy trust leaders are finding space to reflect and think about how we build back better, using the power of peer review as a tool for improvement.

 

 

Our response to NAHT's report

In November 2020, school leaders’ union NAHT published its ‘Improving Schools’ report, from the School Improvement Commission. Read our response.

 

 

Adaptation and evaluation in the time of Covid-19

We've rapidly adapted the programme to include options for remote peer review, evidence gathering and new lines of enquiry to help with Covid-19 recovery.

 

 

Compassionate Leadership: Re-engaging learners and staff through Recovery Curriculum

SPP helps turn collaboration and evidence into action and, ultimately, improved outcomes for children, even in a socially distanced environment.

 

 

REPORT: How peer review can be an asset in uncertain times

This is a summary of findings from interviews with SPP Partnership Leads during the ‘Covid-19 Summer.’

 

 

"Relationships definitely strengthened as a result."

SPP Associate Pam Butterfield interviews Pip Utting, Head Teacher at Burlington Junior School, New Malden.

 

 

Could effective collaboration during challenging times help schools develop new ways of working?

Read how, when we start to reimagine our schools, we can do more than manage the ‘new normal’ - but ‘flourish in it’.

 

 

Challenges may be unprecedented, but our leadership values, principles & collegiality are familiar

How can we not only manage during this period but thrive and flourish in it? It seems we need both ‘roots’ and ‘wings’.

 

 

How a Sunderland partnership is using school-to-school collaboration to face challenges together

SPP Associate Vanessa Huws Jones speaks with Natalie Fountain, Executive Head across four Sunderland schools within the Wise Academy Trust.

 

 

NEWS: How SPP peer review has adapted when you needed it most

The SPP team is dedicated to supporting our schools in carrying on their peer review journey, despite the challenges they currently face.

 

 

How Wokingham Schools are building relationships that allow for challenge as well as support

Read how Emmbrook Junior School's partnership in Wokingham has begun embedding collaboration at all levels.

 

 

REPORT: The Principles of Effective School-to-School Peer Review

NAHT's report, ‘The Principles of Effective School-to-School Peer Review,' argues that peer review between schools should be the norm, not an exception.

 

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