With the new Ofsted inspections including a ‘quality of education’
evaluation, schools have a new opportunity to reconsider and redevelop
their curriculum. MAT CEO Louise Smith believes that for a curriculum
to be fit-for-purpose, the people teaching need to be involved in its
Teachers need a rich and complex diet of professional
development, support and opportunity if they are to fully
realise their potential. Empowering staff to play a key role
in school improvement and development is a major part of
Here at Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT)—a MAT of six
primary schools and a teaching school in Cheshire—we’re placing a
great emphasis on the empowerment of teachers alongside a rich
mix of CPD, mentoring and coaching.
This approach is coming to fruition in two main areas: school
improvement and curriculum development.