SALT’s school improvement strategy is based on a number of key principles, which reflect the three strategic questions, identified by the National Schools’ Commissioner, for which our leaders need to be held to account (DfE, March 2017):
As a Trust, we aim to build a strong culture of leadership, enabling us to:
From principle to practice:
The strategies below illustrate how we currently aim to deliver effective school improvement based on these principles.
We regularly evaluate how successful we have been – our aim is to learn both from our own experience and “the system”, to ensure that our own processes continually improve.
Our core aims as a Trust are therefore:
Our improvement strategy sets out clearly defined roles for the Trust Board, LGCs, and CEO.
These have recently been reviewed, with new schemes of delegation due to be introduced in September. These build on best practice from other trusts, and represent a further centralisation of core finance, HR and premises management, freeing up LGCs and academy principals to focus on the core tasks of improving teaching and learning and student outcomes.