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.
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 changes for September 2021: summaryOfsted has updated its inspection handbooks for September 2021. See what's changed for the new academic year, including inspection guidance on sexual harassment and the extension of inspection windows.
Ofsted 'summary evaluations' of trusts: explainerSummary evaluations are Ofsted's approach to gathering findings about a trust. Find out what happens at each stage of the process, what Ofsted will expect of you and your leadership team and what it's likely to consider.