Two RADY network meetings

Two RADY network meetings

It’s going to be another very busy week for us at Challenging Education, with planned visits to seven schools across four local authorities as well as the excitement of a RADY network meeting in Staffordshire as well as Birmingham.

Everyone working on RADY agrees that the principles act as a catalyst for whole school improvement, and the termly coaching meetings held with us enable leaders to check the difference this is making.  You can click here to find out how the coaching model would work in your school.  This is what one RADY leader had to say about the coaching “Thanks for all your help this year with the project, I have learned lots about the much bigger picture schools play in raising attainment for all pupils and you have given me the confidence to go into my school to deliver new ideas, strategies and have difficult conversations with members of staff to help these disadvantaged pupils.”

And as we hurtle towards the end of our first year of working together as ‘Challenging Education’ we are finding time to reflect on the achievements of the schools, MATs and MACs we’ve worked with, it’s been an incredible year.  Congratulations to the 134 schools who have chosen to challenge themselves to improve by working with us.  We look forward to many more years together!

 

My biggest passion is as an advocate for disadvantaged youngsters and my most rewarding days of work are helping school leaders to effectively support the most vulnerable learners. As a qualified and experienced teacher and senior leader I have a proven track record of improving outcomes for young people. Since starting to work independently two years ago, I have worked with well over a hundred schools across all phases to support effective school improvement that makes a difference to young people; headteachers speak highly of my forensic analysis of a situation and ability to identify key steps to bring about positive changes. For information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ofsted-inspectors-list provides a list of Ofsted inspectors completing inspections on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills.