Success Academy Trust provides support to its Trust schools through our Success AT SIQA model – School Improvement and Quality Assurance.
Our schools are categorised from A to D in terms of their current need for support and ability to provide support and best practice, and this is reviewed on an annual basis. Monitoring, evaluation and support is provided according to the category.
Our Teaching School Alliance, TELA, provides support through a variety of processes, many accessible to schools outside the trust. This ranges from funded NLE/SLE support plans, through Teaching and learning and Leadership development programmes, to focus visits and reviews. Our Peer Challenge programme offers a full OFSTED type review for schools within the programme and shorter review visits, including Pupil Premium focused reviews, are also available. Impact includes Improvement Planning/ SEF support, improvements in leadership, outcomes, teaching and learning and behaviour & welfare; and several supported schools have moved up an OFSTED category.
TELA member schools include three national support schools, a team of primary and secondary National Leaders of Education and National Leaders of Governance and a large variety of Specialist Leaders in Education.
Our vision and values centre around the ability to raise standards across all areas. Working in close partnership to ensure continuous improvement means we are able to provide opportunities to our staff across our schools to develop and improve their practice.
TELA provides a range of secondary and primary programmes, focusing on pedagogy and leadership, as well as a nationally accredited NPQSL programme, run in conjunction with Learners First.
An appropriate body for NQT accreditation, we offer a full NQT training and support programme, as well as an RQT action research programme to embed excellent practice. Middle leaders and senior leaders benefit from a range of targeted development programmes and networks, and our TELA Heads network and conference enhance the provision. Support staff can also access programmes such as Mental Health training and Performance Data Forum, and pedagogical training such as Excellence in the Classroom complements our leadership development. Our primary networks also moderation as well as sharing best practice and benefiting from SLE and consultant run inputs and our partnerships with the local authority, universities, CAMHS and other bodies allow an enhanced offer. We also run some action research programmes and an annual conference to celebrate and share innovation across the alliance.