Our School Improvement Support
The CEO is experienced in working in School-to-School support (including schools identified as Inadequate and Requiring Improvement at primary level and Requiring Improvement at secondary levels). Previously opened a new build primary school, achieving Outstanding in its first inspection. Experienced in working in areas of 40-65% Pupil Premium; previously tutored on the SENDco accreditation course; worked as a Whole School SEND lead, including providing support to some Local Authorities. The CEO is chair of the Schools Forum High Needs group and a member of Wandle Teaching School Hub Partnership and Strategic Board.
Director of Education
An experienced secondary Headteacher, Senior School Improvement Partner across two local authorities and a recently trained Ofsted inspector. Previously, has delivered post-graduate M Ed modules as a visiting lecturer for a London University and currently facilitates the NPQH for The Wandle TS Hub. The Director of Education is currently a member of the governance group at Leadership Colab IoE, UCL and a member of the ITT Strategic Board at Kingston University. Our Director of Education works full time in school improvement.
Trust Inclusion Lead
An experienced SENDco in the primary and secondary phase and a Qualified Teacher of the deaf with previous experience at LA level. Supports all Trust Schools in developing their inclusive provision.
Senior Leaders Working collaboratively
Headteachers and Senior Leaders across the Trust work collaboratively with the Wandle Teaching School Hub in the delivery of both the NPQH and NPQSLs, in addition to having representation on a number of strategic groups within the Teaching School hub.
The increasing alignment of our curriculum has led all of our schools to engage with the Mathematics Mastery approach and work within the Mathematics Hubs, with one Mathematics Leader within the Trust working as an NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead.
Under the leadership of our Director for Teaching, Learning and Development, all schools receive a collaborative School Effectiveness Review using a range of specialist staff from across the Trust. These reviews are used as a catalyst for the training and team around the school support in the following terms, in addition to developing the expertise and capacity of the practitioners involved. In addition, schools are supported with Trust SEND reviews, DSL supervision and governance support..
Within CAT an increasing number of teachers teach across both the primary and secondary phase. Our Coombe Unity provision ensures that we provide opportunities to work with all primary schools within our Cluster areas.