The Trust’s School Improvement Strategy will ensure Educational Excellence, with each Academy’s Performance being at least good. A systematic programme of school to school support will target each Academy’s needs, recognising best practice from across schools to inform improvement more widely. Schools will know what outstanding practice looks like, underpinned by a pedagogical model. Governors and Trustees will skilfully recognise where challenge is needed in terms of Educational Excellence, and have the strategic competence and capacity to fulfil their roles.
The Improvement Model is underpinned by original thinking – looking through a reflective lens to review practice, developing rationales that reinforce creative and innovative working; strategically supported by clearly structured and understood organisational arrangements with shared models of scrutiny and accountability. This promotes creative development of the best possible learning opportunities in response to need, ensuring a consistent teaching and learning that delivers high quality education.
Policy and Practice underpin all Teaching and Learning based on Philosophy, Principles, Practice and Performance.
The Trust’s Leadership Structure provides opportunities through which teams / individuals develop their practice with impact evidence underpinning their pedagogical growth. The Trust’s Director of Pedagogy ensures this is strategically implemented through a Lead Practitioner team, modelling and coaching to ensure best practice. These structures will enable knowledge to be transferred fluidly across the developing MAT.
Kingfisher Learning Trust expects all teaching to be good or better. If a teacher experiences difficulties, support and guidance provided through the appraisal process improves teacher performance.
The Trust’s Accountability Frameworks ensure a responsibility ethos through open scrutiny and clarity of roles and expectations. Kingfisher is “a place of learning” for children and staff, having a clearly defined vision and agreed values, enabling work to be underpinned by a shared ethos of learning. High expectations are strengthened through a cyclical model that considers every aspect of learning and ensures high quality, consistent, streamlined provision:
- Planning for Learning
- Getting Ready for Learning
- Teaching for Learning
- Assessment for Learning
- Accountability for Learning
This model is proven in ensuring that every aspect of a child’s education and wellbeing are considered in a thoughtful way. The strategic model underpins the whole curriculum offer and ensures accountability at every level. As the Trust grows, it will move towards central MAT autonomy with standardised processes and procedures based on proven best-practice.