School Improvement Partners

Jul 31, 2019

School Improvement Partnership Work

'Easy to talk to but equally we feel challenged which is a good thing! The strategic plan has given us a clear structure' Principal

We provide friendly, experienced professionals who will support your school to improve the services provided to, and the results of,  the learners in your education setting.

The aim of our SIP team is to:
  • contribute to whole-school improvement.
  • provide challenge and support for the senior management team.
  • provide information to a governing body on their school's performance and development.
Our SIPs will:
  • Discuss, assess and comment on the effectiveness of a school's self evaluation and school improvement plan against available evidence including the Ofsted report.
  • Review the school's performance data: recent national test results, trends over time, other pupil achievement data, and analysing the evidence for the school's improvement.
  • Discuss the school's targets and priorities for the coming year, based on the analysis of the data above, to ensure that they are ambitious but realistic.
  • Challenge the school where necessary, particularly on its capacity to improve and whether it is focusing on the most important priorities for improvement and development.
  • Report the outcomes of the "Single Conversation" to the school's Governing Body and the head teacher.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the governing body to inform the performance management of the head teacher.
What does this look like?
  • Typically between 5 & 6 one day visits a year.
    • This includes Headteacher appraisal meetings.
  • Looking at:
    • Data
    • Teaching & Learning
    • Pastoral Services
    • Leadership.
Every visit is supported by a Note of Visit as a written record of what was discussed during the day.

If you need any more information or have a question please don't hesitate to contact us at sales@backdropeducation.com or on 0333 344 1976. 


'An excellent process. Challenging but very supportive. Lots of new ideas, even when we are doing very well, we could do better. Areas to improve made clear. Professional dialogue and deep questioning. Thorough understanding of my two tiny schools and our unique processes gained over the day. A good experience.'

Executive Headteacher, First School
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