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. Sources of support include our Trust NLE, SLEs, primary Trust Improvement Officer and Secondary school Improvement Officer, as well as a range of Trust Partnership Groups and regular cross trust training and events.
Our Trust learning alliance, TELA, provides support through a variety of processes, many also accessible to schools outside the trust but within the learning alliance. This ranges from funded NLE/LLE/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 as well as shorter review visits and focused reviews, 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.
Our vision and values centre around collaboration for improvement across all areas. Recent Trust based staff development has included a focus on increasing cultural capital and vocabulary, evidence based improvement work in Maths which has raised outcomes across all of our schools, and effective targeted personalised pedagogical improvement plans. Working in close partnership using our unique TELA Traded model means we are also able to provide opportunities to our staff across our alliance schools to develop and improve their practice.
TELA provides a range of secondary and primary programmes, focusing on both pedagogy and leadership. TELA secondary CPD details can be found at https://telaonline.co.uk/secondary-cpdand primary CPD details at https://telaonline.co.uk/primary-cpd
We are also a strategic partner of local teaching school hubs, overseeing Leicester and Leicestershire Teaching School Hub accredited NPQ programmes and delivering elements of ECF programmes, as well as our own early TELA career phase Steps to Success programme. Middle leaders and senior leaders benefit from a range of targeted development programmes and networks, and our TELA Heads networks and conferences enhance the provision. Support and teaching staff can also access a variety of programmes, targeting pedagogy and leadership improvement, wellbeing support and other local training.