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"Providing innovation, excellence and expertise to schools and academies across London and the South East."
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Our School Improvement team is dedicated to the continuous professional development of the whole school workforce. We offer comprehensive information, support and advice relating to local and national issues, and we work in close partnership with schools to ensure the development of an all their staff.
We do this through:
Providing a high quality central training and development programme for all school staff
Bespoke training for schools
Supporting leadership teams to develop their professional development strategy for all staff.
Providing information, support, and guidance on career development opportunities for school staff workforce
Upskilling teachers to help ensure all children and young people have access to an excellent education.
Is ‘Good’ good enough? Tailored, bespoke packages of support designed to elevate your school or academy to the next level.
Continuity of relationships enables us to partner with your school or academy, concentrating on sustained improvement. We share your passion for delivering the best possible education and outcomes for your pupils.
Croydon Education Partnership comprehensive CPD programme is designed to develop teaching staff at every career stage, from NQT induction to Headship.
Helping you meet your statutory requirements and keeping you up to date on local and national agendas.
Able to broker appropriate school to school support and facilitate local collaboration with schools who are leading the way in excellence.
We will support your school/ education setting with bespoke services to improve standards, raise attainment, respond to changes in Government policy and prepare for inspection.We have significant school experience, knowledge, and skills to deliver school improvement support for leadership teams, curriculum/departmental teams, and individual class teachers/ tutors.The School Improvement team support can be purchased as half day or full day sessions and delivered virtually or in person.Support includes:
Our experienced team offers flexible and developmental good practice to promote learning, progress and enjoyment for all learners.
Our bespoke support may encompass:
Formative and summative assessment Standardisation and moderation of teacher assessment Quality assurance of assessment practice Evaluating, developing and embedding effective assessment for learning (AfL) A developmental approach to assessing the progress of pupils across key stage one and key stage two (in relation to the new National Curriculum) Leadership development
Our experienced team of primary English specialists can provide bespoke support packages to meet your needs, including working with subject leaders to develop their leadership and management skills.
Our experienced team of primary and mathematics specialists can provide bespoke support to meet your needs, including working with subject leaders to develop their leadership and management skills.
Our Mathematics support is highly regarded – we work in partnership with London Thames Maths Hub delivering CPD for them.
The pupil premium grant is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England. In the financial year 2023-24, pupil premium spending will increase to almost £2.9 billion. In the 2023-24 financial year the level of premium is £1,455 per primary-aged pupil and £1035 for secondary-aged pupils. Schools will continue to receive £2530 for looked after or previously looked after children. Schools will also receive £335 per eligible service child from reception to year 11.
We want to support all schools to use the wealth of evidence of ‘what works’, evaluated by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), to use this funding effectively. To ensure that pupil premium is focused on effective approaches to raising the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils, schools must use their pupil premium in line with the ‘menu of approaches’ set by the Department for Education. The menu of approaches is in ‘Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders.
The menu has been developed in line with the EEF’s 3-tiered approach to help school allocate spending across the following 3 areas:
In line with the EEF’s recommended approach, schools should prioritise high-quality teaching, though the exact balance of spending between tiers will vary depending on the specific needs of pupils.
Pupil premium: overview – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The School Improvement Team at Croydon can offer-
Safeguarding is a key issue for us all, both to ensure our children and young people are safe and that our schools, colleges and settings comply with at least minimum statutory guidance.
We are able to offer a complete safeguarding service tailored to your needs, including statutory training for Designated Safeguarding Leads, safeguarding sessions for whole staff and governing bodies and audited reviews of safeguarding procedures for your setting. We will work alongside you to improve your provision in this vital area, ensure the best outcomes during Ofsted inspections and keep children and young people safe.
We offer a range of products and services to meet the diverse needs of the school communities we serve during a time of significant education change.
Our expert training enables school leaders to achieve the best outcomes for pupils and their schools.
Croydon Education Partnership’s School Improvement services are tailored to suit individual school requirements, teaching schedules and locations. These include individual daily support, INSET days, professional development training events, school improvement reviews and “Good to Outstanding” support.
Croydon Education Partnership’s School Improvement team is dedicated to the continuous professional development of the whole school workforce. We offer comprehensive information, support and advice relating to local and national workforce issues, and aim to work in close partnership with schools to ensure the development of an effective and responsive workforce through:
The provision of a central training and development programme for all members of the school workforce Supporting leadership teams to develop their workforce and professional development strategy Providing information, support and guidance on career development opportunities for the school workforce, including the wider workforce and school leaders Leading on a range of research and development projects
We are committed to the right of all children and young people to have an excellent education.
Our continuing professional development (CPD) programme has been designed to support you to achieve excellence and improve outcomes and life chances for your learners.
Croydon Education Partnership’s central training and development programme for school staff is published via the Training page.
The programme includes a wide range of courses and conferences for school leaders, teachers and the wider school workforce in the following areas:
Leadership and management, Teaching and learning in English, and mathematics. Inclusion Assessment Behaviour and attendance Ethnic minority and traveller achievement. Personal development Health and wellbeing. Early Career teachers. Other areas, depending on local and national priorities
We provide support for CPD leaders, headteachers and course delegates in using our system. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries.
The implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014,the revised Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and revisions to the Ofsted inspection framework bring a sharper focus on the responsibilities of schools to ensure high expectations and positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND. Schools need to ensure that they have effective systems to correctly identify SEN and have in place a graduated response to meet these needs.
There is an increased expectation that all teachers have a basic understanding of a variety of mental health conditions which can act as barriers to learning and that schools have a range of interventions which are effective in meeting those needs
The new personal development, behaviour and welfare judgment in the revised Ofsted framework, reflects the high priority and government commitment to good behaviour, discipline, and pupil wellbeing in schools. Schools will need to demonstrate how they are monitoring and using data to measure their effectiveness in promoting good behaviour and be able to demonstrate how they are meeting the needs of pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Our experienced team offers specialist consultancy and training opportunities to support you to ensure the best outcomes for the pupils in your setting with SEND, and to ensure that behaviour and pupil wellbeing is good or outstanding in your school.