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School Improvement

Underpinning the provision of outstanding teaching and learning is central to our work in schools. All members of our team, consisting of over 80 Advisors have current and relevant experience working in the education system. We employ recently retired Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Local Authority Advisors, practising Ofsted Additional Inspectors, Educational Psychologists and individual Subject Specialist Advisors, located nationwide.

For an informal discussion of your requirements, please call 0161 822 8493 or email

Onsite school CPD for Teaching Assistants

3 x half day courses delivered by our Headteacher Advisor

Session One - Effective behaviour management strategies to engage pupils in learning

By the end of this session, delegates will be able to:

  • implement a set of ground rules for excellent behaviour management
  • use effective praise and positive language for behaviour
  • deal effectively with behaviour when things do not go as planned
  • have shared their behaviour policies and their own good practise among the delegates present

Session Two - A framework for teaching quality lessons in school to promote positive attitudes to learning

By the end of this session, delegates will be able to:

  • have access to a template for planning excellent learning opportunities
  • use co-operative learning structures back at school
  • check the progress of pupils at key moments during sessions
  • take a lesson back to school for use the next day
  • have shared their ideas for quality lessons and their good practise among the delegates present

Session Three - Quality feedback techniques for practitioners to raise the achievement and progress of pupils

By the end of this session, delegates will be able to:

  • understand what good feedback looks like
  • have clear guidance on next steps for pupils to maximise progress in their learning
  • mark their own student work using their school marking policy
  • share their marking policy and good practise among the delegates present

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Our Services

The range of services we offer includes one or any combination of the following:

  • Whole school reviews and pre-Ofsted checks conducted by fully trained senior leaders and practising Ofsted inspectors that focus on both the quality and standard of teaching and learning opportunities being presented
  • Supporting teaching and learning through sound lesson planning, the development of successful assessment for learning opportunities, advice on effective classroom and behaviour management strategies and the use of questioning to underpin student knowledge, understanding and progress
  • Bespoke staff development training and support including Inset days, twilight sessions and coaching and mentoring specifically designed for whole school, large groups or individual staff – both teaching and non-teaching
  • Working closely with groups of schools in partnership to help them establish themselves as Federations, Alliances or Academy Trusts
  • Working with individual schools on academy conversion and with community groups to develop successful Free School applications
  • Intelligent data analysis that compares whole school or individual subject area performance against local and national information. We can provide information on individual or groups of students and offer guidance on the effective use of recognised data sources including FFT, Raise, CATs, SATs, YELLIS and ALLIS
  • Effective curriculum planning and timetabling to meet the needs of the school, its students and the community it serves by considering banding, streaming, vertical systems, split sites, off-site and two week rotations
  • Specialist advice and guidance on Special Educational Needs for both teachers and support staff from highly qualified and experienced practitioners
  • Unambiguous and impartial advice on the best network and IT provision for your school including a full audit and review of your current provision, the design and development of an exciting and fully maintained website, MIS and VLE integration solutions and ongoing professional advice and support
  • Expert advice on all aspects of school business and financial management including academy conversion, analysis of your school’s financial performance against recognised benchmarks and support in setting and preparing school accounts, LA audits and year end statements