School improvement is a major focus for the Schoolsworks multi academy trust as we strive to improve the outcomes for the children within our schools. Being part of the Schoolsworks Trust allows schools to learn from one another by:
- Sharing good practice
- Achieving economies of scale in purchasing services
- Working together at the strategic level to ensure future success of all schools
- Offering training and peer support to the teaching staff
Headteachers, Trust directors, local governors and senior leaders from all schools work closely together, resulting in key policies being consistent across the Trust. Working as part of a multi-academy trust means that staff at all levels are able to share good practice and expertise.
Examples of work undertaken together include;
- Board members, governors and senior leadership teams working on a future business plan
- Headteachers working on a range of issues including performance management, analysis data and teaching learning
- Deputy headteachers devising a scrutiny sheet to be used for learning walks. their current focus is ‘assessment without levels’
- Newly qualified teachers regularly visit other schools in the trust order to observe and learn from outstanding practitioners
- At a financial level, school business managers work closely together in order that schools can achieve best value across the trust.
Throughout all of this, being a Schoolsworks school allows us to continually develop and enhance our children’s learning.