School improvement partner

School Improvement Partner

We provide School Improvement Partner (SIP) support to schools, giving leaders including governors and trustees an external evaluation and perspective on the school’s work. All members of our SIP network are very experienced School Improvement Partners with extensive knowledge and expertise in supporting children with special needs in special schools, pupil referral units and mainstream schools. All are serving Ofsted inspectors.

Please contact Andy Lole for more information:


‘As you know, I value your input, judgement and leadership coaching. I know the whole team want to thank you for your work with us over the last year and feel that you have supported us really well.’

Principal, Secondary SEMH Special School

‘Thank you again for all the support and challenge you have given me and the school. Especially last year, when we have the additional input, your observations, support and advice were a key factor in improvements across the school and our readiness for our inspection last July.’

Headteacher, All age generic special school

‘I find working with you rewarding because you exude a strong sense of expertise about SEN. You listen well and ask astute questions which make me reflect on what we are doing as a school and how well we are responding to the multifarious challenges we face. You are respectful to staff and students and encourage staff to explain their work in a non-threatening manner. Your report has left me with some useful areas to focus on, which I will build into the SCIP. I appreciate the way you have communicated around the process and shown flexibility in terms of timings and dates. I find this approach to School Improvement very useful.’

Headteacher, All age generic special school



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