However good we are, we always want to be better.’ Futura School Improvement Strategy
Our school improvement model is comprehensive and effective, helping all our schools achieve high standards for their pupils. We deeply understand each school’s strengths and weaknesses through activities such as line-managing headteachers, conducting fortnightly visits, organising achievement visit days, carrying out SEND reviews, and analysing data. This knowledge enables us to provide appropriate support to each school.
The support we give comes mainly from the skills and expertise of those already within our family of schools. This includes headteachers offering weekly assistance to others, teachers relocating to help in more vulnerable areas, leaders delivering training throughout the trust, and business staff offering specialised advice to colleagues.
We are proud of our track record for improving schools. Evidence from Ofsted inspections shows that after being part of Futura Learning Partnership for a year, all our schools either improved their Ofsted judgement or maintained their existing Good or Outstanding status.
In recent reports, Ofsted recognises the effectiveness of the trust’s school improvement support.
‘Trustees and local governors have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and priorities for improvement. They provide appropriate support and challenge to school leaders.’ Tickenham CofE Primary School, October 2023
‘Leaders, including those from the trust, support teachers to ensure that they have the subject expertise to teach the planned curriculum effectively.’ Two Rivers CofE Primary School, June 2023
‘The trust, combined with an effective local governing body, share the vision of leaders. They support and challenge in equal measure. As a result, the pupils at this school receive outstanding provision.’ Saltford CofE Primary School, March 2023
‘Leaders are well-supported by the trust. Staff welcome opportunities for professional development with their colleagues across the trust.’ IKB Academy, April 2022
‘The trust supports and provides resource to ensure sustainability. Governors have the detail they need to ask challenging and pertinent questions. Staff say they feel this is a growing time of stability.’ Bedminster Down School, November 2023