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The School Improvement Programme for 2021-2022
Kernow Learning lead the ‘Kernow School Improvement Programme’ which is designed specifically for primary schools. Currently all 19 schools within Kernow Learning, along with WAVE Academy along with four maintained schools, St Stephens (Saltash), Burraton, Heamoor and Goonhavern, both invest and commit time to this programme. 

The programme not only aims to provide high-quality, high-impact CPD and updates for a range of colleagues, but it also provides the opportunities to engage in termly Challenge Partners visits. 


The CPD Programme for 2021-2022 

The programme provides CPD and updates to the following colleagues in school: 

  • Headteachers, heads of school, deputy heads and assistant heads: These high quality evidenced based sessions are held monthly throughout the academic year.  
  • Curriculum leads: Core subject leads meet termly, and foundation subject leads meet once per year.  
  • Class teachers: attend termly moderation meetings, Teach Meets and subject updates. 
  • SENDCos: Over the year, there are three SENDCo ‘Do it’ (F2F) days which provides the opportunity for SENDCos to undertake CPD, network and share good practice and there are also 3 online updates. 
  • Pupil Premium Leads: Raising the achievement of disadvantaged pupils continues to be a priority for all schools that we work with. These sessions aim to ensure that those responsible for leading this are well informed and are kept up to date with the national picture. They also provide an opportunity to share good practice. 
  • Teach Meets: These fast paced Teach Meet events aim to provide a fantastic forum for sharing ideas, insights, and best practice. Those attending will be inspired and will leave with new ideas, resources, and strategies that they will be excited to try out. 
  • Governors and clerks: this year we are holding two governor conferences, one is held online, whilst the other is in person at Wadebridge showground.  


Most sessions are held via Teams, which means that that there is greater participant engagement, no travel time and recordings can be viewed later or used for staff training.  


Challenge Partner Visits: 

This year we have welcomed back our four Challenge Partners – Mark Lees, Paul Hodson, Mike Burghart and Sally Hodson. Each of our Challenge Partners have extensive experience and are well respected for the school improvement work that they have undertaken in various roles. 

Every school is allocated a Challenge Partner who will visit them on a half termly basis for half a day. After the visit each head, Chair of Governors and CEO (if in a trust) will receive a copy of their comprehensive report which aims to highlight strengths and identify any potential areas for improvement. Each report is quality assured which helps to ensure that they are robust and accurate. 

Further Information: 

If you would like any further information, then contact Sonya Herbert, the programme lead.