School Improvement

How we are monitoring, supporting and challenging schools to ensure effective and timely school improvement in Suffolk.

School improvement


  1. Further embed the system for monitoring achievement in all schools, to identify schools at risk of declining and intervene more rapidly where necessary #O2
  2. Strengthen target setting to ensure that targets set by schools, especially for disadvantaged children, are aspirational and link to County targets #O1
  3. Increase access for education leaders to high quality support and challenge from County Council services #O5
  4. Further develop the role of County Council officers to monitor, support and challenge schools #O6

#O1-6 Indicate the reference number of areas of improvement identified in Suffolk County Council’s Action Plan in response to the Ofsted Inspection January 2015.

Changes we will see

  • New structure and approach for Education and Learning Team
  • Increased pace of interventions in schools at risk of declining
  • Aspirational targets set at school and countywide level
  • The gap will be reduced between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils
  • Local Area Education and Learning Plans

The priority lead is Nikki Edwards. Contact Adrian Orr about effective and timely school improvement by emailing

Other Raising the Bar priorities for 2015-2017: