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Primary School Improvement

Our School Improvement Offer

The EPT’s School Improvement Offer is broken down into 7 key areas of work:

  • Curriculum
  • Inclusion & Safeguarding
  • Behaviour & Engagement
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Collaboration
  • Self-Evaluation & Improvement Planning



  • Access to subject specialist curriculum thinking experts to shape and guide what an effective curriculum looks like for your school
  • Support to develop standardised frameworks for ensuring high quality curriculum thinking documentation, ensuring there is a consistent and common curriculum language across all Trust schools
  • Access to a growing library of curriculum documentation to access from across the Trust to shape and inspire the curriculum in your school.
  • Cross Trust summative assessment systems for schools to benchmark with other schools and share good practice
  • Quality review visits, including expert reviews of early reading and EYFS

Inclusion & Safeguarding

  • Safeguarding Quality Improvement Group led by the Trust safeguarding lead
  • Annual safeguarding audits to ensure safeguarding remains effective
  • Specialist SEND provision within the Trust to support and develop inclusion across all schools
  • NASEN accredited reviews to shape provision
  • Support from experienced SENDCOs to innovate and adapt your provision to meet the needs of all pupils
  • Extensive access to the expertise from our special and alternative provision schools
  • Trust SENCO Quality Improvement Group providing strategic and operational support to school SENDCOs

Behaviour & Engagement

  • Trust level monitoring and support to improve attendance across schools
  • Expert reviews of culture, systems, and processes
  • Cross Trust attendance systems for schools to benchmark with other schools and share good practice
  • Extensive access to the expertise from our alternative provision schools
  • Support in developing a school’s behaviour curriculum appropriate to their context and values

Teaching & Learning

  • Detailed and sequential curriculum planning to support effective teaching
  • Regular quality assurance by experienced practitioners to assess the impact of the curriculum and intelligent next steps
  • Extensive access to subject specific CPD to develop subject specific pedagogy
  • Subject quality improvement groups to share best practice and develop the quality of teaching across Trust schools

Continuing Professional Development

  • Subject specific professional development
  • Access experienced leaders with current inspection training and experience
  • School specific CPD and support
  • Trust wide collaborative CPD, with the opportunity to meet and work with staff from different settings
  • Access to funded educational leadership qualifications


  • Headteacher working parties
  • Core Subject Moderation Groups
  • Quality Improvement Group: CEIAG
  • Reading & Writing
  • PSHE
  • PE
  • Outdoor Education

Self-Evaluation & Improvement Planning

  • Support to ensure school self-evaluation is evidence informed, accurate and identifies the most impactful priorities to improve education for our young people
  • A systematic approach to priority planning that is proven to deliver the required change
  • A tried and tested approach to creating inspection ready documentation so that schools can focus on implementing change
  • Access to a quality assured network of school improvement partners
  • Access to leaders with up-to-date inspection training and experience