"At the time I was not entirely convinced. Now, four years later on, I'm a real advocate." Case Study "At the time I was not entirely convinced. Now, four years later on, I'm a real advocate." 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. Case Study Focus-Trust - Learning Together, Making the Difference Focus-Trust is a charitable multi-academy trust in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Cheshire West dedicated to working with primary schools. Case Study Essex County Council – accelerating improvement through partnership and collaboration Under the remit of Essex County Council, the School Effectiveness Team works in partnership with all Essex schools and Academies. The team's primary focus is to raise education standards throughout Essex, diminish achievement gaps between different demographics, and achieve the highest possible outcomes for all children and schools. "It's not a process that's punitive, where people feel like it's being done to them." Case Study "It's not a process that's punitive, where people feel like it's being done to them." Nadia Hannam, Principal, Birstall Primary Academy. At first Nadia was one of the most sceptical people in the room, but after talking the process through with other heads and reaching an understanding of how they were going to do it, she could see how beneficial the Schools Partnership Programme could be for her school. "I saw it as a challenge for me." Case Study "I saw it as a challenge for me." Karl Rogerson, Principal of Billesley Primary School, talks to us about his experience of being part of the Schools Partnership Programme and offers his advice to new improvement champions. "It’s actually peers doing it for each other." Case Study "It’s actually peers doing it for each other." Hear Liz Robinson talk about her experience of SPP as a headteacher and peer reviewer within the Southwark Teaching School Alliance.