Additional Support

Grow Leadership Partners

We know partnership working is effective and believe we can provide access to the right Leadership Partner to support the needs of your school. This is a relationship that is based on trust and honesty.

Working with a Leadership Partner can bring a fresh perspective on your school.  Through listening to you and assessing the needs and context of your school, we will find a Leadership Partner with the right skill set to provide the necessary support. The tailored and personal leadership support and advice, will then be able to be more responsive to the needs of an individual school and leadership team and help your school to move forward.

We work in partnership with Headteachers across 18 Local Authorities in London. We are able to provide you with experienced serving Headteachers and Advisers who work independently of Local Authorities. Our Leadership Partners are highly regarded school leaders with a proven track record of effective school leadership. We know it is the quality of the people with whom you work in partnership that makes a difference.

The Leadership Partner can support you in a number of ways. Once you have identified your area for development the Leadership Partner will be able to identify a Leading Teacher/Learning Consultant with the skills and expertise in the area you require. This could be a subject, year group, phase or whole school development issue.

Some examples of how this support may be used are listed below:

  • Develop new ways of school self-evaluation, including assistance in the gathering of evidence
  • Action planning for School Improvement
  • Learning review day
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff
  • Building capacity and developing the role of the middle leader
  • Preparation for OFSTED, support with observations and conducting pre-inspection reviews with a trained inspector
  • Visits to other schools to observe “Outstanding practice”
  • Subject leader support/ Subject specific support e.g. AST/ Consultant Leading Teacher
  • Class teacher support
  • Headteacher Performance Management (1 day)

Additional Days – Leadership Partner Support

The cost of an additional day for schools who have purchased the Oak, Beech of Cedar packages will be £600 per day or £350 for half a day (all prices exclude VAT).

If your school has not brought a leadership support package the charge will be £700 per day or £400 per half day (all prices exclude VAT) as set out in the LDBS Core Services brochure.

Ofsted Style Reviews

Ofsted Style Reviews and support writing SEFs can be arranged with accredited inspectors. Please contact us for further information.

Training Opportunities

Schools who have brought a Grow Support Package will receive a 10% discount on all training courses held centrally (excluding sessions on the NQT Induction Programme).

We can also offer bespoke in-school training for individuals, department/phase meetings, staff meetings and inset  sessions. Prices are available on application and will vary to reflect the work the school wishes to commission. This is a cost effective way of providing professional development for your staff.

Curriculum Subjects

Individual Session Support (Literacy)

We have a number of consultants available to provide in-school support to suit individual school requirement.

We can provide support for:

  • Phonics Review
  • Guided Reading Reviews
  • Support for literacy leads

Please contact Jack Cracknell at

Provision provided by the LDBS (Religious Education & Collective Worship)

Church Schools in the London Diocese: Jayne Pavlou, LDBS Primary Adviser, and Jane Savill, LDBS Secondary School RE Adviser, provides a separate programme for RE Subject Leaders, Heads of RE and School Chaplains. Please contact Leanne Gowar for further details on what’s available to Church Schools. 

Community Schools: Lesley Prior, the LDBS RE Adviser for Community Schools, would be happy to provide advice and information on any aspects of RE and Collective Worship.  Contact Jack Cracknell for a current programme of courses and events.

Headteacher Performance Management

Managing Headteacher performance is essential in achieving the best outcomes for pupils, as well as for developing the full potential and job satisfaction of Headteachers. The process needs to be clear, efficient and effective.

Grow Education Partners have trained a team of very experienced professionals to carry out this process on behalf of the Governing Body, providing quality assurance for Governors and Headteachers.  Headteacher Performance Management must be carried out in the Autumn term.

This service will be of great benefit to Governing bodies looking for an in-depth understanding of the performance review process coupled with the support of working alongside an experienced Grow Education Performance Manager.

The service will:

  •  Provide full support and guidance throughout the Headteacher Performance Management review process.
  •  Provide a structured, manageable process to deliver an effective review process.
  •  Support the development of clear, well defined objectives and criteria.
  •  Provide clear guidance and advice to ensure the process is carried out in line with current regulations and guidance.

Price for Headteacher Performance Management:

  1. Schools using package to fund review: No additional cost (one day of support will be used)
  2. Schools who have purchased a Grow support package: £600 per school (excluding VAT)
  3. Schools who have not purchased a Grow support package: £700 per school (excluding VAT)

Consultant Support

Tailored consultant support can be delivered in school or to clusters of schools. Please contact us for further information on any of the areas below:

  • Inclusion / SEND
  • Assessment for Learning
  • ICT
  • Science
  • Mathematics – Problem solving and inquiry
  • Literacy and Phonics
  • Religious Education (RE) & Collective Worship
  • Creative Curriculum
  • EYFS
  • Philosophy 4 Children (P4C)
  • Leadership development – including:
    • School Self Evaluation
    • School Improvement Planning
    • Teaching and Learning Reviews
    • Reviews using the Ofsted Framework

Bespoke Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) Support

We can offer, through AST and equivalent outstanding practitioners , a wide range of areas for practical support and training. These can be delivered in school or to clusters of schools.  Please contact us for further information. Please contact us for further information on any of the areas listed below:

  • Assessment for Learning
  • Mathematics
  • EMA
  • Religious Education (RE) & Collective Worship
  • Inclusion
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Literacy
  • Phonics
  • EYFS
  • Behaviour
  • Science
  • Maths
  • New teacher support
  • Art