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The education sector never stands still, and this has been another year of changes. In the Local Authority, there has been a change of leadership, with the departure of Sue Rogers and Chrysta Garnett and the arrival of Alan Stubbersfield as Interim Director of Education. At the time of writing, a recruitment process is underway for a new Director, so more change is in the offing. All the more reason to recognise the value of our teaching and learning partnership, which provides stability and consistency for our member schools. We have developed a collaborative structure which supports schools at all levels and is not dependent on any individual personalities. The Steering Group, consisting of three Heads, three School Business Managers and three Governors, channels the wishes of the member schools into an action plan clearly focused on providing the best possible outcomes for the children in all of our schools.

Another change this year has been the announcement of a new OFSTED framework, to be introduced in September. In response to some challenging OFSTED visits this year, NW24 has recognised the need to support each other, learn from each other’s experiences and prepare together to respond proactively to the changes ahead.

One of our most significant achievements this year was winning a bid for funding from the Local Authority to develop our practice with regard to “disadvantaged” students. The Gap Project seeks to improve understanding of the ways in which children’s outcomes may be affected by disadvantaged circumstances, and to build a bank of knowledge and resources which all schools may use consistently to improve outcomes for those children. Eight schools are currently working directly on the project, with their Pupil Premium Leads now meeting regularly. Whilst each school in the project has identified its own priorities for development, they are working together to develop a more effective Pupil Premium reporting strategy that can be used by all schools to serve the needs of the children.



Click on each of these below to find out what actions the Partnership has been engaged in to achieve our objectives…
Raising or maintaining standards in all schools.





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Improving the stability and security of school systems so they can deliver the most efficient provision for children.

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Establishing the NW24 Partnership as a hub, which provides support to and a voice for all its stakeholders.


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