Academy improvement

Our framework for academy improvement

Core responsibility for school improvement in each academy rests with the academy Principal. At Trust level, a Strategic School Improvement Leadership Team oversees school improvement activity across the Trust and has responsibility for:

  • identifying common priorities and coordinating Trust level actions
  • facilitating the sharing of good practice and staff expertise across the Trust
  • proposing career progression opportunities, including the development of Specialist Leaders of Education and Expert Practitioners
  • developing and monitoring the Trust’s annual strategic improvement plan.

The key features of the Trust’s school improvement framework are based on the Trust’s overall vision and the aim to achieve excellence as standard in everything we do:

  • Leading the Trust strategically
  • Improving the workforce
  • Developing and utilising the best leaders
  • Monitoring and review
  • Additional support to vulnerable academies
  • Links with the School of Education, University of Brighton
  • Improved initial teacher education opportunities
  • Continuing professional development opportunities
  • Research opportunities.


Excellence in practice

"Trustees and the executive team are determined to improve pupils’ life chances through providing high-quality education for all the pupils in their schools”

"Strong leadership in academies leads to a culture of high aspirations, in which dedicated staff use a range of effective approaches to ensure pupils’ welfare and safety.”

Ofsted 2019