All the schools have committed to a ‘Schools Partnership Programme’, which is an evidence-based collaborative school improvement model that builds the capacity of leaders at every level to lead rigorous and outcomes-focused peer review and school-to-school support. This programme recognises the vast potential that exists in a school system and offers the framework to harness that potential to produce a sustainable school improvement model. Andrew Ettinger, Head of Collaborative School Improvement, Education Development Trust, “We’re are pleased to be working with schools in the Bishop's Stortford area. Their commitment to working together and peer review is inspiring, as is their desire to collaborate for the benefit of all pupils within their schools. Through our work with more than 1,300 schools on our Schools Partnership Programme, we have seen that well-managed, rigorous peer review can have a profound effect on staff engagement with school improvement and outcomes for children.”
The 16 schools are of high quality and this initiative commendably ensures continual improvement and the development of practice for all the pupils in the Bishop’s Stortford area.
The partnership schools are: Windhill21, Summercroft, Northgate, Richard Whittington, Elsenham, Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Manor Fields, St Andrew’s Much Hadham, All Saints, Thorn Grove, Thorley Hill, Albury, Spellbrook, Hillmead and St Michael’s.