Make your voice heard in our school improvement surveys

9 February 2021

Prospect national secretary Steve Thomas invites our education and children’s services professionals to take part in a couple of surveys to help inform our future thinking and policy work.

The Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group continues to monitor and respond to the development of education policy and we engage with the Department for Education regularly, particularly on school improvement initiatives.

We would like to ask members for your views on two programmes, the National Leaders in Education and Early Careers Framework.

If you have knowledge of either of these programmes, we’d really like to hear your views.  We have set up these surveys to inform our thinking on both.

We have added a question to both surveys about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic as this should we believe this has to be considered when assessing both.

National Leaders in Education Review
Around a year ago, the DfE published recommendations from an Advisory Group (almost entirely made up of stakeholders from  the non-maintained sector) that was commissioned to review the effectiveness and of the NLE school improvement system.  We would like to share the thoughts of other school improvement professionals into that mix.

The ‘Early Careers Framework’ Newly Qualified Teacher support package
The DfE is rolling out a two-year statutory induction programme developed by four training providers for early career teachers. This will be rolled out from September 2021, although there has been early adoption in some areas. We expect there to be further guidance on this in the spring of 2021.

The surveys will remain open until Friday 26 February.

Education and children's services

Prospect represents nearly 3,000 professionals in education, children's services, early years, commissioning and children's social care.