Coronavirus: lessons learnt from lockdown3 trust leaders tell us how they adapted their practices in lockdown and what they intend to keep, improve, start and stop doing as a result. See if their pointers work for you and inspire fruitful discussions across your trust.
Coronavirus: Ofsted monitoring inspections in spring 2021Ofsted will carry out monitoring inspections of 'inadequate' and 'requires improvement' schools during the spring term. It'll focus on how well your schools are providing education to pupils during coronavirus. Find out how the visits will be carried out. Plus, see what the situation is for EYFS providers.
How to engage and empower your pupils, parents and staffLearn how The Compass Partnership of Schools built a thriving community where staff, pupils and parents have a say on trust development. Trust leader John Camp explains how this approach has led to high staff retention, engaged parents and pupils who feel part of something more than just their school. Find out how you can achieve this too.
How to use a standardised school-grading system to drive improvement: case studyYou need an accurate picture of the strengths and weaknesses across your schools so you can prioritise effectively and report to the board. Stephen Astley from Unity Schools Partnership shares how his trust uses a standardised grading system to achieve this. Follow his tips to implement this approach in your trust too.
Ofsted 'summary evaluations' of MATs: explainerSummary evaluations are Ofsted's approach to gathering findings about a trust. Find out what happens at each stage of the process and what will be expected of you and your leadership team.