School Improvement in our Schools

Our ambition is for all schools in Finham Park Multi Academy Trust to provide a “World Class” education for their young people – providing them with the time of their lives and ensuring that make strong contributions to the communities and societies they live in – locally, nationally and globally. On their way to becoming “World Class”, each school will be described as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Our School Improvement service is built around professional respect for colleagues and focuses on enabling capacity within our organisations. Strategic School Improvement Planning and Self Evaluation are supported by the MAT Senior School Support Leader and the School Improvement Team. ‘Quality Assurance’ activities engage a range of stakeholders and inform targeted and bespoke School Improvement Support  to bring about impact and desired outcomes for young people. This is one of the most exciting opportunities of joining our Trust and we hope you will wish to read more about our model in the ‘School Improvement’ section of this website.

Quality Assurance

Finham Park Multi Academy Trust will support all member schools in developing their own expectations and models of delivery for School Level Quality Assurance processes. These will vary from one school to another and will be decided by the Headteacher. The Executive Headteacher will support each school in gaining an external perspective of their work by coordinating Multi Academy Trust activities aimed at celebrating what is working well and identifying specific areas for development. These activities currently include
Face to face discussion of whole school priorities and analysis of support needs
Regular whole school ‘Health Check’ activity twice per annum
Focused visits brokered by Executive Headteacher or Headteacher as required by schools
Strategic Planning
Business Director meeting with Headteacher every month to review financial management / budget progress etc.
‘Sign off’ of individual school Self Evaluation Form reviews in Autumn & Summer terms
Ofsted preparation & support for Section 5/8 inspection visits
Support available from our School Improvement Team

School Improvement

Finham Park Multi Academy Trust will support many areas of school improvement activity – delivery of support will be via our Central School Improvement Team; services brokered within schools; services brokered by Headteacher and Executive Headteacher from third parties such as Teaching School Alliances; Primary School Improvement Groups; and the Local Authority:

Governance advice and support from our in-house Governance Professional
Self Evaluation
Strategic Planning
School data support
Research & Development
Early Years Framework Support
Leadership of teaching, learning & assessment
Leadership level support
Subject level support – including assessment moderation activities across schools
Behaviour, safety & welfare support
SENd & inclusion support
Continuing Professional Development & career progression
Co-construction framework


The Executive Headteacher is also an Ofsted Inspector and National Leader of Education. As such, updates to Ofsted guidance  and relevant training is regularly delivered to our schools, ensuring all staff are familiar with expectations around inspection.

Strategic Planning