Our work in education
Our vision is that children and young people get the very best start in life; an inspiring education that shapes their future for the better. We work closely with maintained schools, academies, Teaching School Alliances, local authorities, regional and central government.
Babcock Prime has been commissioned by Worcestershire County Council to deliver a strategy for school improvement in Worcestershire schools. We aim to bring about a rise in standards, such that results for schools in Worcestershire are above the national average in each age phase.
Working in partnership
Our advisers, associates, project and programme managers are highly aware of the regional and local context in which educators work in the West Midlands. We share your ambitions and wish to support you in the provision of excellent services for children and young people.
Aware as we are of the financial and time pressures for schools, we continue to provide innovative and collaborative solutions, such as joint-school workshops for senior and middle leaders and capacity building support for those who review and develop teaching with colleagues in schools. Cognisant as we are of the specific needs of our key audiences, we have developed specialist services for schools, colleges and academies, school partnerships and multi academy trusts, local authorities and regional bodies and for teaching school alliances.
Schools, academies and colleges
Our work with schools, colleges and academies is central to our mission to help improve the lives and life chances of children and young people.
We seek to help improve local capacity for a school-led improvement system. We can provide a valuable ‘external view’ for individual schools and increasingly, across groups of schools. This may be through a quality assurance visit to discuss and test out a school’s self-evaluation or through a moderated peer-review process across a triad of schools.
We are currently working with MATs within the region to help them secure their capacity as self-directing entities, to include;
- School improvement support
- Business management and change management
- Financial management
- Governance / Professional Development for executive leaders
There are numerous benefits to schools commissioning improvement services collectively. At this time, funding for individual schools remains challenging. Babcock Prime recognises that when money and indeed time is short, new ways of working are required.
We recognise the need now to enter into dialogue with Headteacher representatives about the collective needs their cluster of schools may have.
Local authorities and regional bodies
Babcock Education Services has a successful track record of working in partnership with and on behalf of local authorities to provide effective school improvement and specialist education services. Our impact is seen in terms of the benefits for schools identified by Ofsted inspectors in recent reports and monitoring visit letters. Schools with whom we provide additional support and challenge are enabled to improve outcomes for pupils by enhancing their overall effectiveness.
Teaching school alliances
Babcock Prime recognises that the teaching school alliances within Worcestershire Teaching Schools play a central role in developing school improvement capacity within the county. We work closely with its strategic board in the co-delivery of core improvement programmes. We work closely in providing additional school-to-school support for those institutions requiring time-limited, additional help.
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