Headteacher, Cooper Perry Primary School
CEO, Future Generation Trust
Deputy Headteacher, Up Holland High School
Headteacher, Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School
Future Generation Trust is built upon principles that promote partnership and co-operation across our academies. The agreed use of shared associate partners delivering a range of services is one such example of how this collaborative approach works.
Our selection of Evalaute-Ed as a recognised ‘best of breed’ provider for making accurate judgements around school performance was driven by the value for money it represented, the easily accessible support it offered and the consistent practices it enabled us to establish.
The introduction of Evaluate-ed has undoubtedly produced a significant number of benefits at both trust and academy level. The consistent reports ensure that information can be quickly assimilated with the opportunity to examine specific areas in more depth if greater scrutiny is required. The graphs allow for precise comparative judgements and present a coherent and concise overall picture of the trust’s position. This is valued by the Central Team and particularly Trustees in full board and committee meetings. It also helps the trust with the identification of best practice and pockets of excellence. This information can direct the deployment of suitable individuals to support at other academies where issues may have arisen. Similarly, where common challenges are unearthed, training can be quickly arranged and accurately targeted.
Staff involved in the academies also reap the rewards of using the uniform software and readily engage in dialogue with colleagues in other settings. The shared vocabulary helps facilitate meaningful discussions between the academies that become self-supporting and an informal system of benchmarking. In this way Leadership Teams do not feel isolated and can check their understanding and judgements with other establishments who are involved with using the software at the same time.
FGT believes that Evaluate-Ed has the potential to deliver in more areas as it becomes fully embedded in our normal practices. Our aim is to encourage deeper analysis of prioritised areas to further help drive target setting across the trust. We also recognise that with the growth of the trust Evaluate-Ed will greatly support the harmonisation of the work that school improvement team deliver and lead to enhanced performance.
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