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Working in collaboration with schools to effect positive change

SERVICES

School Improvement

Teaching and learning review

  • To include learning walks, lesson observations, book scrutiny and pupil conferencing.
  • Teaching and learning reviews can be tailored to focus on specific aspects of your school.
  • Additional options include interviews with the senior leadership team, interviews with subject leaders, discussions with parents and a review of the learning environment.

Fees

£1040 for a two day review which includes an outline report. Should a detailed report be required the fee will increase by £100. A teaching and learning review can be reduced to one day for individual key stages or small schools (£550).

Bespoke training and mentoring

  • Individual training programmes will be devised to meet the needs of your staff. This can be for specific groups, such as newly qualified teachers / senior leadership team /midday supervisors etc or the staff as a whole.
  • Training sessions can be devised to support a specific aspect of your school improvement plan.

Fees

  • Training sessions can vary in time from a 2 hour twilight session, to half or full day training.
  • Twilight = £140.
  • Half day = £245.
  • Full day = £490.

Marking and feedback review

  • A thorough review of how marking and feedback is impacting upon pupil outcomes.
  • The review can be tailored to focus on specific groups.
  • This can be followed with a staff meeting where the findings of the review are shared with the staff and strengths and areas for development are discussed in depth.

Fees

£245 - £420 depending upon whether the session booked is for half a day, a full day or half a day including a staff meeting.

Pupil work scrutiny

  • A thorough review of pupils' work tailored to a specific school priority.
  • The review may take into account progress rates, differentiation, levels of challenge, planning, presentation and marking and feedback.
  • This can be followed up with a staff meeting where the findings of the review are shared with the staff and strengths and areas for development are discussed in depth.

Fees

£245 - £420 depending upon whether the session booked is for half a day, a full day or half a day including a staff meeting.

Pupil conferencing

  • Prior to meeting with the pupils the focus of the discussions will be agreed, which is usually linked to a school improvement priority.
  • Discussions will take place with pupils to ascertain their views.
  • Pupil conferencing can be observed by members of school staff who may benefit from such support.

Fees

£245 for a half-day session.

Improving attendance and punctuality

  • Interviews with the school's attendance officer and/or other key personnel to review current procedures and practices.
  • Discussions with pupils and parents to ascertain their views on attendance and punctuality.
  • Evaluation of attendance and punctuality practices, outlining strengths and areas for improvement.

Fees

£245 for a half-day session following which an evaluation report will be sent to the school.

Behaviour review

  • Moderation of the school's grading for behaviour.
  • Interviews with key personnel including joint learning walks, lesson drop-ins, playtime observation.
  • Discussions with pupils.
  • Review of relevant documentation.

Fees

£245 for a half-day session following which an evaluation report will be sent to the school.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) review

  • Moderation of the school's grading for SMSC.
  • Interviews with key personnel as well as undertaking joint monitoring activities such as lesson drop-ins, learning walks, attending assembly and evaluating planning.

Fees

£245 for a half-day session following which an evaluation report will be sent to the school.

Bespoke school improvement package

If you wish to devise a specific package to suit your school improvement needs, then please email faye@schoolsupport.solutions or call 07940 577007. The cost will vary depending upon the amount of time I will be in your school, but approximate fees are as follows:

  • £140 per twilight session
  • £245 per half day
  • £490 per full day
  • £590 per full day with a twilight session

Multi-day school improvement package

A multi-day package may be of benefit to your school if you are interested in combining any of the options detailed above or if you would like to add additional services. Each visit will build upon the previous one and the consultant will therefore develop a clear picture of your school, which will enhance the support given to you. If you would like to discuss your requirements for a multi-day package, please call 07940 577007 or email faye@schoolsupport.solutions.

Testimonials

'With Faye's breadth of experience and knowledge in education, I welcomed the opportunity to employ her as a consultant to give an independent outlook on the teaching and learning within my school. Faye's time was invaluable. She worked very closely with the staffing team, highlighting strengths and areas to develop on an individual basis and as a whole school focus. Her feedback was extremely informative and her written report is a key document to support the school development plan. Faye's bespoke service was worth every penny.'

Headteacher - Andoversford Primary School

'Faye, thank you so much for all your advice and support over my first two terms as a new head. You have saved me so much time and your quick responses with up-to-date information to all of my queries has been really appreciated. Thank you also for working with our Governing Body, developing their skills to set objectives when undertaking my performance management. In terms of my own CPD I am so grateful that you are always there to point me in the right direction and keep me on track.'

Headteacher of Bledington Primary School

Other Services

To find out about our headteacher support service, please click here.

If a school cluster is interested in commissioning our services, we can provide a bespoke package to meet the needs of the group. Please click here for further information.