Partner Development Forum: Strategic CPD Solutions for School Improvement

We are bringing together our regional school partners for a development forum to look at strategic collaboration linked to local and national policy initiatives from the DfE.

The event will provide a platform for our partners, associates and representatives from our other school-based partners across the network to develop local solutions to current policy directives.

Our upcoming regional event "Strategic CPD solutions for local school improvement", supporting the West Midlands and South East, will take place on Monday 30th March 2020, from 12:00 to 16:30, at the Harben House Hotel in Milton Keynes. 

The event will provide a platform for yourself and representatives from other school-based partners across Outstanding Leaders Partnership to gain perspectives on the latest research into school-led system improvement and develop local collaborative solutions to current DfE policy directives. The event will also include insights on what practice-based solutions to strategic partnership can look like from two of our local partner hubs who are implementing effective innovation that is driving school improvement.

To maximise the impact of this meeting we ask that you extend an invitation to colleagues from schools’ groups with whom you are currently collaborating.

If you are unable to attend the event, then we ask that you send a representative from your partnership.


Session 1

Setting the context for a collaborative CPD school improvement strategy: This session will provide an overview of current national and international thinking on collaborative models for school improvement drawing on material from OLP's current NPQEL qualification. The session aims to support partners to make strategic connections between OLP partner hub approaches to school improvement and national policy. 

Session 2

Plenary 1 - Strategic implications: A facilitated session for attendees that work in area-based collaborative groups to develop local solution strategies, supported by OLP to current national policy directives. 

Session 3

Partner insight 1: This session will focus on providing an insight into what practice-based solutions to strategic partnership can look like. 

Session 4

Partner insight 2 - This session will look at the impact that the work of the OLP partnership is having on school improvement at school, system and workforce levels. 

Session 5

Plenary 2 -  Strategic implications: A facilitated session for attendees to identify key improvement partner priorities.


Harben House Hotel, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, MK16 9EY