School Improvement

There are opportunities for school improvement in all schools, even including those judged to be outstanding. Working ‘beyond outstanding’, our Trust researches what makes a difference and then implements programmes that ensure ‘marginal gains’ which, overall, have a significant impact on student outcomes.

We are able to enhance the experience for schools and their staff in terms of professional development, both within a single school and across schools within the Trust. Research shows that this offering is attractive in both recruiting and retaining high calibre staff.

The collaboration model will allow exciting curriculum developments within primary schools who join the Trust, using the subject expertise from the secondary phase schools in subjects such as science, technology, music and languages to help these areas develop and flourish. In turn, through cross phase work, the secondary schools will gain insights from the primary schools regarding effective transition that does not lose the learning momentum.

Individual students’ learning needs will be met and continue to be addressed as they move seamlessly from one phase to another. As more secondary schools join the Trust, even greater opportunities for collaboration will exist within this phase to improve outcomes.

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  • 09:52 - 20/09/2021 Our first DET Dispatch of the academic year welcomes our three new primary schools; Lanchester, Jupiter and Ascot Road. We hope you enjoy getting to know them. https://t.co/318QjeMT46
  • 05:59 - 17/09/2021 Congratulations to our prize winners at last night's Speech Day with thanks to our speakers Ms Rachel Brindley, Director Of Secondary Education , MP for SW Hertfordshire & Mr Martin Day Chair of Governors https://t.co/e0pLaNAvZh
  • DanesEdTrust Image10:14 - 17/09/2021 Following a joint Primary INSET on Talk for Writing, it was fantastic to see Year 1’s at Lanchester Primary School following a story map before writing a tale… Can you guess which tale? https://t.co/rK4bH4vx9S
  • DanesEdTrust Image03:48 - 15/09/2021 We have a new opening for a Science Technician at This is a great opportunity to work in new science labs in an extremely well resourced school. For more information see the link below. https://t.co/jgFC8OCL2f https://t.co/Rt0KI0GciD
  • DanesEdTrust Image09:45 - 10/09/2021 Welcome to Chris Marks who joins us as Director of Education (Primary), leading on school improvement across our primary schools & responsible for Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity & Inclusion across all phases. Chris, we are delighted you are making the difference with us. https://t.co/ouKMgXAFWn
  • 08:39 - 08/09/2021 Thank you so much for your time and expertise for DCHS, Chris and Louisa as we develop our collaborative and rich training offer in partnership with , and . What an early evening! https://t.co/cZ7bfLxMfY
  • DanesEdTrust Image05:06 - 08/09/2021 Overjoyed to host our first live cross-trust induction, welcoming over 70 colleagues from our nine schools. CEO Josie Valentine’s opening address reminds us of our responsibility to inspire and create joy https://t.co/CvKhgVSjxg