Hope View School

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Hope View School

Quality Assurance Team at Hope View School


As an independent school, Hope View is not required to have a board of governors; however, the proprietors (the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher) are mindful of their responsibility and accountability for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.  To that end, the Headteacher has commissioned a Quality Assurance Team (QAT) of external and experienced professionals to provide the support and challenge required to achieve the best possible outcomes for the pupils at Hope View School.

The purpose of the Quality Assurance Team

Terms of reference

To ensure an effective working relationship with the Headteacher and Senior Leaders the QA team will:

The Quality Assurance Team

Mr Graham Chisnell,  

Graham has been a headteacher in three primary schools before forming a Multi Academy Trust in 2015.  He is a CEO of Veritas Multi Academy Trust, a National Leader of Education, Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a lead Ofsted Inspector. Graham was awarded the National Award for Evidence Informed Leadership by the Cambridge Primary Review Trust.

Role in the Team

Quality assurance of the curriculum intent; implementation and impact in Key Stage 2; coaching of staff; Integrated Curriculum-led Financial Planning and the development of strong systems for improving teaching and learning.

Mrs Linda Samson

Linda, taught for 23 years in Kent primary and Secondary Schools, including a period as head of a special unit for pupils with social, emotional and mental-health needs.  As a Local Authority officer, she held a number of posts including: SEN Officer; District Development Officer and Senior Improvement Adviser for Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units. She was the nationally accredited School Improvement Adviser for special schools, PRUs and primary schools in the Thanet and Dover Districts.

Linda is now an independent consultant providing advice, support and training in schools. She is a governor in two schools –  a Behaviour and Learning Special School and a pupil referral unit. Linda is highly experienced in all matters relating to safeguarding.

Role in the Team

School Improvement Advice; safeguarding; challenge, monitoring & review; performance- management; Continuing Professional Development; self-evaluation & improvement planning

Mrs Debbie Stryzk

Debbie is an experienced Clerk and will provide clerical support for the QAT.

In addition to the work of the QA Team, scrutiny and reports from external agencies will provide further information on the quality and performance of the school.

The work of the Quality Assurance Team

The team will undertake a programme of monitoring activities during the school year to inform their support and challenge to the Headteacher and Senior Leaders, and to evaluate the quality of education at the school.

In addition, the team will meet formally with the Headteacher (in Terms 2, 4 and 6) to review the performance of pupils and staff and progress towards the achievement of the objectives in the School Improvement Plan.

In preparation for these meetings, in advance, the Headteacher will provide a formal report that includes information and data on:

The format of these meetings will comprise: