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 learning alliance school improvement team, TELA, provides support through a variety of processes, many accessible to schools outside the trust. 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 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.
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 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, and is an nationally accredited deliverer of the NPQ leadership programmes (NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML) in its own right until 2022. We are strategic partners of local teaching school hubs, delivering elements of accredited NPQ and 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 conference 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.