Commenting on the survey outcomes Director of Education Services, Allan Sigston said:
“We are immensely grateful to our partner school heads for their feedback. We aim to improve both the impact and quality of our Partner Schools Programme every year and it is very pleasing to see that priorities identified by heads last year have been addressed to such great effect.
It is particularly gratifying to see that we have been able to help schools to bring about very rapid improvement in the areas where they feel under most pressure – and to do this while at the same time providing a programme that helps build capacity, confidence and professional satisfaction.”
Managing Director, Tim Nash said:
“Each year the survey gives us cause for celebration, and this year is certainly no exception, but it also provides us with the input we need to continue to evolve and improve the Partner Schools Programme. Last year schools told us that they needed more support to help address the challenge presented by life without levels, and through our Precision Pedagogy approach we have stepped up to the plate. It is very rewarding to know that our work has been successful and well appreciated.”
The EdisonLearning Partner Schools Programme is a unique approach to school improvement that allows schools to deliver all of their school improvement, professional development and curriculum development priorities through a single integrated model.
The programme, which has been designed to reflect the findings of international research into the Features of Highly Effective Schools, has been in use in English schools since 2003 and is currently supporting the progress of over 120 schools across the country.
The Partner Schools Programme underpins the NAHT’s Aspire school improvement programme that has been the subject of a DfE-funded pilot programme since 2013. The NAHT Aspire pilot programme is being independently evaluated by the University of Derby. The final evaluation report is scheduled to be published in early 2016.
Further information about EdisonLearning and the Partner Schools Programme can be found at www.edisonlearning.net, or by speaking to Tim Nash or Allan Sigston on 01376 562953.