Leadership and school effectiveness

The school effectiveness team is a highly skilled group of advisors with first-hand experience of school leadership, bringing a breadth of expertise across secondary and primary phases and in current Ofsted inspection; providing professional  support and challenge to schools in all aspects of school leadership and effectiveness. We understand the wide range of conflicting priorities that school leaders face and we pride ourselves on being able to offer you a bespoke and nuanced service which allows you to tailor our offer to meet your individual school needs.

The Headteacher Standards 2020 state that ‘Headteachers are leading professionals and role models for the communities they serve. Their leadership is a significant factor in ensuring high quality teaching and achievement in schools and a positive and  enriching experience of education for pupils.’ This goes to the heart of our offer, which focuses on Leadership and Management and the Quality of Education and includes access to training, updates, and a flexible range of support and development  opportunities which will facilitate headteachers and leaders as they strive to be the best they can be.


Support may include:

  • Provide quality assurance of the schools self evaluation
  • Support with school improvement planning
  • Guidance on how to identify key data trends and identification of key lines of enquiry
  • Prepare a robust evidence base against the Ofsted criteria and to support the SEF
  • Prepare for leadership interviews
  • Develop and deliver effective performance management systems
  • Provide coaching and mentoring and/or develop school systems to deliver this
  • Quality assure the effectiveness of leadership at all levels
  • Support leadership re-structure and change management