We’re celebrating completing a landmark 2,000 quality assurance peer reviews, helping our partner schools improve by learning from each other.
This year we have more than 3,180 peer reviewers travelling from Cornwall to Sunderland to share knowledge, and learn from excellent practice in other schools.
School leaders tell us they value the opportunities it offers to develop their leadership skills and magpie best practice.
“It gives leaders opportunities to be challenged, visit other national special schools and ensure that our practice continues to improve.” - Sally Garrett, Ashley School Academy Trust
"The best CPD I have ever had. It developed my leadership skills in many ways such as: data analysis, challenging conversations, formal observations and leadership of Pupil Premium/SEND." - Jasmine French, reviewer at Edenthorpe Hall Primary
“Reviews enhanced my own practice, enabled me to develop leadership skills and build relationships, as well as supporting the school to move forward” - Kirsty Shaw, Bengeworth CE Academy
In this video, James Greenwood, Headteacher of Manor Leas primary in Lincoln, explains how our Quality Assurance Review plays a key role in his school's improvement plans.
Quality Assurance peer review across our network drives improvement. 80% of headteachers of schools involved find that peer reviews lead to significant improvements in their school. The average score given by senior leaders for the quality of professional development was 9/10