Education Endowment Foundation:Schools Partnership Programme

Schools Partnership Programme

Education Development Trust
Implementation costThe cost estimates in the Toolkits are based on the average cost of delivering the intervention. 
Evidence strengthThis rating provides an overall estimate of the robustness of the evidence, to help support professional decision-making in schools.Not given for this trial
Impact (months)The impact measure shows the number of additional months of progress made, on average, by children and young people who received the intervention, compared to similar children and young people who did not.
Project info

Independent Evaluator

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IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society

Whole-school improvement programme using self-review, peer review and school-to-school support.

Pupils: 110000 Schools: 300 Grant: £721,533
Key Stage: 2 Duration: 5 year(s) 8 month(s) Type of Trial: Effectiveness Trial
Completed March 2023

One of the Education Development Trust’s (formerly CfBT) flagship projects is the Schools Partnership Programme (SPP). This is based around partnerships of 3 – 7 schools working through a three part programme involving: self review; peer review; and follow up school-to-school support.

Schools are trained in how to effectively undertake a continuous cycle of self review, peer reviews and follow up school-to-school support. Senior and middle leaders are the key participants, and each cluster nominates​“Improvement Champions” who receive extra support to develop their facilitation skills and evidence-based approaches to school improvement.