School Improvement

Rod and Yvonne Weatherhead are both experienced in providing school improvement advice, support and challenge to primary schools, particularly schools in challenging circumstances.

Rod and Yvonne have developed their facilitation, coaching, training and school improvement support skills to high professional standards. As an accredited school improvement partner (SIP), local authority link advisor and headteacher, Rod has extensive experience of working with primary school leaders to raise achievement. Yvonne has similar experience through her work with school leaders as a local leader of education (LLE) and headteacher.

Rod was a School Improvement Partner (SIP) and link advisor working with primary schools in Bradford, Bury and Manchester local authorities. He remains available to provide the range of services to primary schools that were previously provided by school improvement partners, including advice to governing bodies relating to the annual performance management reviews of headteachers.

Both Rod and Yvonne are available to conduct classroom observations, work scrutinies, data analyses, leadership reviews or any other aspects of school improvement work. Weatherhead Projects Ltd are able to provide any written or verbal reports required by schools.

Weatherhead Projects Ltd are able to provide annual packages of school improvement support to individual primary schools. For instance, schools might require termly visits by a school improvement associate with a follow up written report to the governing body. The visits would focus on any aspects of achievement, teaching & learning, and leadership & management identified by the school leadership. Such a programme could be directly referred to in the school’s improvement and self evaluation plans.

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