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School Improvement: Primary and Early Years

What do we offer?

The Primary School Improvement Team plays an important role in helping Swindon to meet its vision for children and young people, as set out in the Swindon Education Strategy: 

The Vision: For every child, irrespective of background, to fulfil their potential through the best education possible.

Our commitment is to champion excellence so that “Every school should be at least a good school” . 

We provide support and challenge both to promote high quality leadership and management and to raise achievement for children and pupils, across Swindon’s primary schools.

We provide free advice to targeted schools, as defined in our Education Improvement Strategy, and fulfil the Local Authority’s statutory duties with regard to Assessment and Moderation for the Early Years Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2.

Where appropriate, we broker school-to-school support; and also offer or commission relevant professional development opportunities for leaders, teachers and governing bodies, often facilitated through Swindon’s Primary Teaching School.

In addition, we are able to offer a traded service of support and challenge to other schools, including academies and free schools e.g. school reviews, head-teacher performance management, external validation of teaching and learning, including in the EYFS. 

Why choose us?

We are a well-respected team with considerable expertise, including that gained as Ofsted Inspectors. We will devise a bespoke package to meet your school’s needs.

What is provided free?

We provide free advice to targeted schools, as defined in our Education Improvement Strategy, and fulfil the Local Authority’s statutory duties with regard to Assessment and Moderation for the Early Years Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2.  

What is chargeable?

All other services iare chargeable to all schools and academies. 

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

This service will be delivered from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. 

To discuss bespoke support for your school, please contact us directly.

For further information on professional development courses, please see the termly CPD Events Calendars or email cpd@swindonteachingschool.org.uk for specific information.  

 

Contact point 

Peter Nathan, Head of Education
Telephone:    07467 440955
Email:           pnathan@swindon.gov.uk

 

Costs

Each school is treated uniquely in terms of its requirement and the services provided. To discuss bespoke support for your school, please contact us as detailed above.