Aletheia School Improvement Strategy 2020-2021

Alethia is proud of the schools within it’s Trust and we work very closely with all schools as they contribute to the improvement at Trust wide level.

Our Trust Aim: To establish a culture of challenge, support and collaboration resulting in highly effective system-led school improvement.

How we do this:

  • Headteachers being active participants at the Trust Management Board, agreeing cross school priorities and organising CPD/workshops/school visits
  • Headteachers taking responsibility to lead Trust wide groups – English, maths, Early years, P.E., pupil voice, performance management, data and assessment
  • Partnerships with other Trusts to share good practice and to quality assure our work – Senior Leaders from Trusts in Hertfordshire, Essex and Tenterden have worked with us
  • Trust wide curriculum development – subject leaders from primary and secondary school meeting to agree skills and knowledge requirements to prepare students for their next stage
  • Establishment of a Trust data team to look at aligned data and tracking to improve the effectiveness of interventions/precision teaching
  • Equipping schools with a pedagogical toolkit – for example the Maths mastery approach, use of Kagan techniques to lead to better collaborative learning, questioning techniques to support challenge and greater depth, Thinking Hard to encourage greater challenge – our ‘Brand’ has been noted as being our pedagogical approach throughout primary and the secondary schools
  • Termly whole Trust development meetings – recent meetings have covered writing moderation, subject leadership skills, curriculum progression and the knowledge and skills required for the next stage in learning
  • CEO, School Improvement Officer (SIO) and external senior leaders undertaking comprehensive reviews of all Trust schools
  • SIO support to moderate SEF judgements
  • SIO attending termly progress meetings in each school
  • CEO & SIO attending Local Governing Body meetings – support with skills development and challenge
  • Local Governing Body training programme
  • CEO meeting regularly with Local Governing Body Chairs
  • SIO brokering school to school support for specific projects
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  • Working with the Outstanding Leaders Partnership the SIO, supported by Trust leaders, facilitating a range of accredited regional leadership development courses – e.g. NPQML and NPQSL