Support and advice aimed at
improving your schoolQA South West

School reviews for any reason – Talk for teaching – External support for HT appraisal – Headteacher mentoring – pupil premium reviews  – MAT reviews of potential new schools – SIP support – Consultant support to aid school improvement – Timetabling services – Quality assurance for all educational settings.

QA South-West can help pre-schools, nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, all-through schools and sixth form colleges to improve. Paul Garvey and his consultant team have a wealth of experience and will provide excellent value for money during any support by always extending advice and support beyond the initial remit.

Talk for Teaching leads to improved quality of teaching.

QA South-West has helped many schools to improve the quality of their teaching. It’s a notoriously difficult thing to do, but through teachers and TAs reflecting together and pooling their collective intelligence, it can be done. ‘Talk for Teaching’ involves staff watching other teacher’s lessons together with colleagues.

We can be there at the start to demonstrate prompts, advise on positive language and to set school protocols, but the process is easily sustainable. Staff soon begin to take ownership of both the process and their own Professional Development. Teachers improve their own teaching and TAs improve their own work. In Dylan William’s words; ‘they get ‘better’ at what they do by seeing the work of others and talking about it, as it happens’. The improvements over a year are clearly measurable and the comments from schools and teachers who have participated in this process are just terrific. The impact of the process can be measured by hard edged outcomes: the quality of teaching, learning and assessment being judged to be good, or outstanding, in the school.

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