School-led school improvement

Ensuring that Kent schools have access to an effective network of school-to-school support

System Leader Directory

A list of all designated system leaders is available here These experienced leaders offer expertise and capacity to work with Headteachers, Governors and leaders at all levels to build capacity for improvement.

  • Specialist Leaders of Education typically work to support whole school or subject leaders in specific areas
  • National Leaders of Education and Kent Leaders of Education commonly work with directly with Headteachers to support the strategic leadership of change and improvement
  • National Leaders of Governance usually work directly with Chairs of Governors to build capacity for strategic leadership and evaluation.

All system leaders use a range of skills to coach and mentor colleagues.

The Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF)

This DfE funding aims to provide school-led support to schools that require improvement. Teaching Schools, Local Authorities and/or Dioceses can make applications to the fund.

As part of a regional approach to the management of this fund, a Strategic School Improvement Delivery Hub has been established in Kent and Medway coordinated by Highworth School. The Hub brings together Teaching Schools, KAH Area Boards and KCC representative with expertise and capacity for school improvement in order to shape applications to the SSIF that reflect local and regional priorities. The Hub will coordinate the delivery of successful projects and oversee their monitoring and evaluation of impact.

More information about the fund can be found here or you can contact with any queries.

The window for applications to the fund is currently closed but is expected to open in the Autumn term.