Each school carries out rigorous self-evaluation, working out what their strengths are and where the weaknesses are.
This is supported through many different mechanisms; quality assurance and monitoring visits from the Trustees, advisory body and external bodies – of course, including Ofsted!
We also arrange peer school reviews each year. This means that all 3 Headteachers, together with a completely external school improvement specialist, carry out an in depth review of each school. This shared approach helps us be certain we have identified the right areas to work upon.
As a result of this self evaluation each school draws up an action plan detailing what they are aiming to achieve, what actions they’ll take and by what deadlines. They detail milestones on the journey and success criteria so we know when we’ve got there! This is very closely monitored, evaluated and adjusted as necessary by the advisory body and trustees.
An overview of what has been achieved recently and the next priorities can be found on each schools website.