Tackling School Improvement Under The New Inspection Framework(TSIUCIF)

Provider: PBM Inspection Services Ltd
£195.00 + VAT non-members
£175.50 + VAT PBM members

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Description This one-day course helps senior managers develop effective school improvement planning skills. It covers key aspects of the school improvement planning process and gives examples of good practice. It demonstrates the links with self-evaluation and with national school improvement planning frameworks, and looks at different types of plans.
Duration 1 Day

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Categories Primary, Leadership and Management, KS1, KS2, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Head of Department / Faculty, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Business Management, Organisational Improvement, Out of school, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aimed at: Senior managers who wish to develop effective school improvement skills.

Course Objectives:

  •  Examine links between school improvement planning and school self-evaluation.
  •  Explore the importance of school context, stakeholders, vision, and policy.
  • Improve the use of performance outcomes to identify issues, establish root causes, devise and prioritise solutions, and generate objectives.
  •  Give participants the opportunity to develop key skills, including profiling, auditing, SWOT analysis, setting SMART objectives, solutions and prioritisation matrices, and spidergrams.
  •  Help participants to use planning and implementation programmes, create a design brief, and use project management effectively.
  •  Improve writing skills.


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How we evaluate the training:
•    Participants evaluate the training based upon the relevance to professional needs, the quality of the tuition, the quality of the training material, and the organisation, management and accommodation.
•    Delegates identify further training requirements
•    Follow up questionnaires are sent to delegates asking for feedback over time.
•    A track record is maintained for each course and for each tutor. Feedback and evaluation is shared with tutors in order to identify and inform development.


Follow-up activities and support

Following attendance on a course, all delegates are welcome to contact the main office with any questions and queries relating to the training and its application within school.

For most courses, tailored follow up consultancy services, coaching and mentoring  are available but these are at a separate cost. For quotations, delegates should contact the main office as discounts are available.



Session 1
What is it all about
•    The achievement of the children.
•    Drop-in observations.
Initial considerations
•    Why bother planning?
•    Who are plans for?
•    Types of plans.
•    How is the process to be used?
•    Who needs to be involved?

Session 2
Starting points
•    The inspection report (Nursery and Primary)
•    Diagnosing causes
•    Your own school
Drilling deeper
•    Aids and barriers to raising achievement
•    Profile on entry
•    Academic outcomes
•    The big picture narrative

Session 3
The seven steps to planning
•    Templates and forms
•    The issue
•    The diagnosis
•    The target
•    The solution
•    The action plan
•    The programme
•    Evaluating success
Strategic planning
•    Templates and forms.
•    Long-term strategic plans and relevant milestones.

Session 4
Seeking the views of stakeholders
•    Analysing views.
•    Exploring views.
•    Clarifying stakeholder priorities.
•    The policies and inputs used as part of the process
The planning timeline
•    The programme for improvement
•    Planning events
•    Planning implementation


Bruce McAlpine is an exceptionally experienced educational consultant and trainer. In addition to his role as a consultant and trainer, Bruce has led and managed PBM for more than 19 years. He is passionate about education and currently writes and develops training materials.  He was a full-time lead inspector and inspection service provider for Ofsted for thirteen years. Before becoming an inspector, he was a headteacher. He has a broad knowledge base and specialises in leadership and management, school improvement, self-evaluation and in helping schools prepare for inspection.  


Date Location Details
Jan 01, 2018 09:30 Staffordshire TSIUCIF-01-01-2020 - Info
Jan 01, 2018 09:30 Staffordshire TSIUCIF-01-01-2020 - Info