Star Institute offers a range of school improvement support that runs alongside the bespoke and accredited programmes delivered by Star.

With a track record of bringing about rapid and sustained improvements, we are able draw on a wealth of current expertise and experience within the Institute and Star Academies.

If your school is facing challenging circumstances, we will work with you to identify appropriate strategies or interventions for success.

Our support includes:

  • Addressing weaknesses identified by Ofsted (or by other agencies) by providing additional leadership capacity to improve the quality of teaching and learning in specific subjects, year groups or with individual teachers
  • Drawing up bespoke school improvement plans and brokering or commissioning the required support
  • Assisting a school in developing and implementing policies designed to bring about school improvement
  • Bringing about improvements in the data analysis undertaken by schools
  • Raising attainment and standards by closing the gap for identified vulnerable and underachieving groups
  • Providing an acting headteacher in a challenging school
  • Providing an executive headteacher to work with a federation or similar organisation of schools
  • Brokering academy conversion with Star Academies

Key Information

Programme School Improvement Support
Duration Tailored to individual school
Entry requirements Open to all schools
How to apply Register interest with Star Institute

Negotiated on agreement of scope of work

“The arrangements put in place by the national support school have led swiftly to significant improvements”
Ofsted report following a Star Institute deployment
“Star Academies are currently offering much support, and evidence of the impact of this was clear. There is, for example, a more focused and purposeful approach to improvement planning. Crucial issues to be tackled are recognised and efforts are being made to enable greater capacity at senior and middle leadership levels.”
Ofsted report following a Star Institute deployment