Extending Leading Practice


This year we will be piloting a new programme for schools to sustain and extend excellence

Building on our successful programme for stand out schools, Growing The Top, we will be bringing together schools to embark on an individual and shared school improvement journey. 


Schools who would like to shift stubbornly good practice in particular areas towards excellence as part of their continuous school improvement journey. These schools are also prepared to welcome challenge from their peers and are confident that they have the leadership capacity to engage with the programme and make progress.

Key features include:

  • Project work - to provide an outcome focus
  • Events - to gain knowledge from outstanding practice
  • Visits - to build social capital, collaborate and co-create plans

Expression of Interest

If you are a primary or secondary school  interested in this programme, and have completed a Quality Assurance Review with overall effective (with leading in at least one area) or overall leading as an  estimate OR with Good for your latest ofsted, please select Extending Leading Practice programme as part of your 2021/22 subscription form.

*please note that as 2021/22 is the pilot year for this programme, numbers are limited to 24 schools. If the programme is oversubscribed, we may need to implement an application process