About the School Improvement Offer

Based on provisional data,  over 235 schools in the South West may be eligible for support for the 19/20 offer.  Eligible schools will be confirmed shortly by the DfE, and the TSC will then lead on matching schools with a suitable NLE who can support them in school improvement planning.  The TSC will be working closely with both schools and NLEs to ensure that the best matches are made so that deployments are targeted, impactful and supportive.

For the academic year 2019/20, there will be 3 tiers of support that are outlined below. Please note that for this year the coasting and below floor standards will not be applied when deciding eligible schools.  

 Tier Eligibility Offer
1

Schools with a single RI judgement

 Your school will get up to 3 days’ support and advice from a national leader of education (NLE) or equivalent to help your leadership team identify and implement improvements within its school.
2

Schools 2 consecutive RI judgements will be in tier 2

Schools that are newly opened and receive an RI judgement on their first inspection (where they have no previous published Ofsted rating) will also be in tier 2

Your school will get up to 3 days’ support from an NLE (or equivalent) to help your leadership team to identify and implement improvements within its school

And up to £16,000 to address the needs identified by the NLE

3 Schools that currently have a RI judgment and have not been rated above RI since 2005, across a minimum of 4 inspections, will be in tier 3

Your school will get up to 3 days’ support from an NLE (or equivalent) to help your leadership team to identify and implement improvements within its school

And up to £24,000 to address the needs identified by the NLE


You can find more details about the offer here


Contacts

Tony Bloxham (TSC SW National Council Representative) 
Chrysta Garnett (TSC SW Strategy Lead) 
Kelly Broome (TSC Central Administrator)


Regional Teaching School Link coordinators will be playing a key role in the brokering and commissioning of support into eligible schools and will be contacting NLEs and schools in the coming weeks to begin this process.
 

Regional Teaching School Links

Sub-Region A: Somerset, Bristol, Bath, NE Somerset and South Gloucestershire – Sian Kinder  
Sub-Region B:Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire – James Passmore                                          
Sub-Region C: Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole – Fritz Penn-Barwell                                          
Sub-Region D: Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Plymouth and Torbay – Teresa Lawrance  

All these TSC roles are part-time and are funded through the Regional Delivery Grant.


TSC Events and CPD

It is our belief that our designated System Leaders should have an annual training entitlement so that we continue to invest and build capacity as well as develop specific expertise aligned to key SW school improvement issues.  Furthermore, in order to support the next generation of System Leaders in the SW, access will be given to new and emerging leadership talent.

We will hold a SW System Leader Event on 1st October 2019 which will set out the plan, strategy and regional training entitlement.  A central focus this year will be to detail how the 19/20 School Improvement Offer will work in practice in the SW and to signpost NLEs to resources and training to support them in this work.  It is essential for any system leader wanting to support the delivery of the offer to attend this event.  Book your place here. 

In order to make the training entitlement accessible, where possible, it will be delivered in each of the TSC Sub Regions.  Core elements of the training entitlement for NLEs and NLGs this year are likely to include:

●        How you conduct an effective school visit. Modelling highly effective support
●        Training to support Pupil Premium Reviews
●        Training to support SEND Reviews
●        Training to support the leadership of Maths
●        Training for Local Leaders of Governance.
●        Further recruitment and training for Maths SLEs.