Buckinghamshire Traded Services

School Improvement Services

School Improvement Services

The School Improvement team offer the below range of traded support to all Buckinghamshire schools for financial year 2024/25.

Once a service has been purchased, the team will contact you to determine your exact requirements and which School Improvement Advisor would best meet the needs of your school. All services are subject to School Improvement Advisor availability.

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School Improvement Service Packages

The following packages are available to purchase for the financial year 2024/25. These packages have been introduced with the aim of enabling schools to cost-effectively plan for support and training needs.

Bronze Package

Silver Package

Gold Package

  • Headteacher Performance Management 

  • One bespoke focused review

  • One full day BESST School Improvement Conference place. 
  • 3 x School Improvement & Development Days

  • Two places at the BESST termly half day School Improvement conferences
  • One bespoke focused review

  • 2 x School Improvement & Development Days

  • Three full-day BESST School Improvement Conference places. 

£1,225 (saving £195)

£1,500 (saving of £340)

£1,600 (saving of £460)

Flexible Support

- for Financial Year 2024/25


Website Compliance Check

A website check provides a full report on the compliance of your school website.

Each statutory aspect will be evaluated in line with the most up-to-date legislation and our School Improvement Advisors will undertake the same checks as those carried out by an Ofsted Lead Inspector prior to an inspection.

As well as checking whether statutory documents and information are on your website, policies and other documents will be scrutinised to ensure they are up to date. A summary report will provide recommendations.

Single Central Record (SCR) Check

Our single central record checking service makes sure your school is compliant with the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and Ofsted requirements.

A School Improvement Advisor will review your SCR template to make sure appropriate checks have been recorded and evidenced, whilst sampling your personnel files. A summary report will provide recommendations.

Readiness for Inspection Review

A Readiness for Inspection Review is designed to support schools in window for an inspection to prepare for an Ofsted visit.  The support will be tailored to address the needs of your school and will enable you to focus your time, energy and resources in the right areas.

This review will take place over a one day onsite visit from a School Improvement Advisor, will include meetings with the Headteacher and Governors as appropriate and will be followed up by a written summary report.

School Self Evaluation Review

A bespoke review and external validation of your self-evaluation document and action planning, at whole school, department or subject level.  This review will include an analysis of your documentation and provide individualised advice on how to improve your current SEF.

This review will take place over a one day onsite visit from a School Improvement Advisor and will be followed up by a written summary report

Bespoke Focused Reviews

Our School Improvement Advisors can provide bespoke reviews into the following focused areas; Attendance, Behaviour & Attitudes, Curriculum, Disadvantage Pupil Provision, Equalities, Leadership & Management, Middle Leadership and Personal Development.

These reviews will take place over a one day onsite visit and will be followed up by a written summary report.

Safeguarding Review

A safeguarding review will support you to meet statutory requirements and identify any risks that need to be addressed.  Our School Improvement Advisors will make recommendations to help the school to develop and maintain an effective culture of safeguarding.

A safeguarding review will take place over two in school days and will be followed up by a written report.

School Improvement and Development Support

Bespoke support to meet your individual school needs.  A School Improvement Advisor can support school leadership to evaluate performance, identify priorities for improvement and help you to plan for effective change.

This support is bookable by the day or half day, so that it is flexible to meet the needs of your school.  A written summary report will be included for any support of one full day or more if required

Headteacher Performance Management

Please see BESST Governor Support & Training Pages Governor Support & Training | Buckinghamshire (buckscc.gov.uk)

Coaching for Headteachers

We are offering bespoke, virtual coaching sessions for headteachers to discuss personal and professional challenges with an experienced and trained advisor, who will be able to support you to find workable solutions.

1:1 coaching sessions can either be booked individually or in a block of three sessions, each session will last up to one hour. 

Bespoke Training for Governing Boards

The Buckinghamshire HR team can provide expert sessions for governing boards in a range of topics including safer recruitment, headteacher recruitment, capability, grievance and disciplinary action. 

lease see BESST Governor Support & Training Pages Governor Support & Training | Buckinghamshire (buckscc.gov.uk)

Brokerage Support

School Improvement support for maintained intervention and prevention schools is provided through Side by Side.  All other schools can request Champion support (both SSLC and SSPC) to be brokered on their behalf, subject to availability.

Brokerage includes:

  • Discussion with school leadership to fully understand the brokerage needs,
  • Identification of a suitable Champion,
  • Negotiation with the supporting school,
  • Production of a Service Level Agreement between the two schools,
  • Half termly quality assurance surveys,
  • Support, as required, should issues arise.

For more information and an initial discussion, please email sis@buckinghamshire.gov.uk and we will organise for a School Improvement Advisor to schedule a call.

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