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Keynote Address: The Role of Regional School
Commissioners
Sir David Carter, Regional Schools Commissioner (South
West)
“Within the next 3-5 years
the South West will be the
best region to lead, teach
and educate a child”
Sir David Carter
RSC for the South West
What Attracted me to the
role of the Regional Schools
Commissioner?
Sir David Carter
RSC for the South West
Core Aims of the
RSC Role
• Monitoring the performance and intervening to
secure improvement in underperforming
academies
• Taking decisions on the creation of new academies
• Ensuring that the sponsor market meets local need
by authorising new sponsors and challenging those
that exist to perform even better
The Challenges in leading
the new System
• Shift of accountability from Whitehall to the Regions
• London to Regions
• Regions to Sub Regions
• Building the RSC team to be one of the most important
educational teams in academy delivery and performance
• Balance of Autonomy in proportion to Accountability
• Post 2010-Maximum Autonomy with Limited Accountability”Autonomy from the centre was given to the system”
• Post 2015-Maximum Autonomy with Enhanced
Accountability-”Accountability will be provided for the centre
by the system”
What does this mean for
Academies and Free Schools?
• A different model of accountability
• Schools who were above the bar in a centralist
model of accountability will be less secure in a
regionalised model
• Best practice identification and transmission will
become more closely aligned between the
originators of the practice and those seeking to
implement it
• Better “joined up” communication between the key
stakeholder groups in the region
What does this mean for
Parents and Children?
• Every family needs access
to a “good” or
“outstanding” school
within reasonable
distance of their home
• If achieved, the choice of
school and provider will
be richer as quality will
be defined by specialism
& ethos rather than by
results
• The best schools will play
a bigger role in helping
weaker schools become
great quicker than before
• Could an indication of
sustained outstanding
performance involve how
well a school supports
another?
• When a school gets into
difficulties or is in decline
it will take less time to
intervene and improve it
• Prevention or Cure?
The HT Board
• Monitoring the performance and intervening to
secure improvement in underperforming
academies
• Taking decisions on the creation of new academies
• Ensuring that the sponsor market meets local need
by authorising new sponsors and challenging those
that exist to perform even better
Priorities for Day 1100
• Aim 1-Visibility & Communication across the region
• Aim 2-Understand the profile of the performance of
academies and free schools following the 2014
outcomes and plan interventions that are needed
• Aim 3-Start to approve academy convertors, MAT
applications and broker sponsorship arrangements
• Aim 4-Work with existing sponsors to deliver
improvement and support new MAT and sponsors
entering the SW Academy arena
• Aim 5-Building of the “Education South West” vision
and strategy
Aim 1-Visibility and
Communication
• Open Academies and Free Schools
• Academies and Free Schools
Principals (Studio and UTC)
• SW Free Schools Network as
there are only 18 of them
• School Improvement groups who
can be commissioned to deliver
support
• Teaching Schools and Maths
Hubs and other alliances
• NLE and LLE
• Good and Outstanding Schools
• Existing MAT with capacity to
support beyond their trust
• Current and Future Sponsors
and MAT
• Chairs of MAT
• Approved Sponsors without
a project
• New sponsors wanting
approval
• New pipeline projects in the
SW
• National Chains with
Academies in the SW
Aim 1-Visibility and
Communication
• Other Key Sponsor Groups
• Leaders of the Diocesan
groups
• University Vice Chancellors
• Principals of FE Colleges
• Local Authorities
• LA Leaders with oversight of
educational provision
• LA Schools so that they are
included but respect the RSC
remit
• Beyond the School Networks
• Regional OFSTED and HMI
• Members of Parliament
• Business leaders in the Region
• Events and Meetings to set
the scene
• Invite Chairs and CEO from SW
MAT to meet in October
• Education South West
Seminars across the region
sharing practice on
improvement themes
• SW System Leaders seminars
with national speakers
• Breakfast Meetings for MP,
Business leaders and Chairs of
MATS
• Free School, Studio School and
UTC network
• Education South West
Conferences in March 2015
Aim 2-Monitor and Intervene
where Academies are underperforming
• What will we do?
• Step 1-Update performance database using 2014 outcomes
to update SW Risk Register
• Step 2-Determine the rating of Academies and MAT to
prioritise visits and level of challenge required
• Step 3-Use EA team & HTB members to visit and review
academy performance
• Step 4-Request action plans and commission support &
add capacity in areas where there are no teaching schools
• Step 5-Agree monitoring schedule for the year and when
we request scorecard updates
The SW Academy
Performance Challenge
• Challenge 1-The
performance of Pupil
Premium students
• Challenge 2-The “coasting”
school that needs to move
forward
• Challenge 3-Improving the
percentage of outstanding
schools in the region
• Challenge 4-Rebrokering
Academies and finding new
sponsors
• Challenge 5-The
performance of our most
able students in the region
• Challenge 6-The
performance of academies
in seaside locations
• Challenge 7-The challenge
of the SW rural poverty
contexts which is different
to the urban challenge
• Challenge 8-Ensuring
there are enough groups
and individuals able to
deliver effective school
support in the areas of
greatest need
Aim 3-Approve applications to convert, to set up a
MAT, determine the best fit for sponsored
academies and advise on FS
• Free Schools
• Up until March 2015, the RSC role on the application process is
to recommend to Ministers, not to decide
• This covers
• which projects should be rejected following a paper assessment
and then after interview; should a project be cancelled /
deferred because EFA can’t find a suitable site? Should we
approve capital expenditure on a project?
• Some of this work is seasonal – there are 3 Free School
application rounds every year (but 2015 to be confirmed):
the next one starts in October
• We will have a role to intervene in failing Free Schools
Aim 4-Support new sponsor groups who want
to enter the Academy arena to add capacity to
the SW Region
• What we will do
• Meet with existing sponsors
and MAT to understand their
context and challenges
• Partner existing groups
with new groups in a
mentoring relationship
• Create sub regional
sponsor network groups
• Work with approved
sponsors who do not have a
project
• Make sure pipeline projects
are delivered smoothly
• Work with new groups and
trusts who want to gain
approval to sponsor new
academies and FS
• Good and Outstanding
Schools
• Teaching School Alliances
• HE and FE
• Diocese
• Business and Industry
Sponsor Improvement and
Sponsor Development
• Get the best from existing
sponsors
• Partner existing groups with
new groups in a mentoring
relationship
• Create sub regional sponsor
network groups
• Work with approved
sponsors who do not have a
project
• Make sure pipeline projects
are delivered smoothly
• Set the expectation for new
sponsors
• Work with new groups and
trusts who want to gain
approval to sponsor new
academies and FS
• Good and Outstanding
Schools
• Teaching School Alliances
• HE and FE
• Diocese
• Business and Industry
Aim 5-Build the “Education
South West” strategy
• What we will do
• Engage the system to support the building of the SW
improvement identity
• Invite Academy Principals to high quality seminars on key
performance themes and reinforce their role as system
leaders
• Build a cadre of potential Principals for the region by
working with schools delivering NCTL Leadership suite
• Work with Teaching Schools and HE to ensure there is a
pipeline of good teachers entering the profession
• Work with OFSTED to share the vision and accountability
for the performance of academies across the region
• Work with business groups to build a “Pool” of trained
trustees to join MAT Boards
How will we know we
have been successful?
• Children will be performing better in national tests and
exams and the SW will be at or above national performance
• More SW Academies and Free Schools will be OFSTED good
and outstanding
• 25% outstanding and 80% good
• More academies and free schools will be open providing
greater choice and better education for children across the
region
• More MAT will have been created to sponsor and support
more schools
• 57 in Sept 2013 growing to 75 by September 2015
• A new regional model of system wide school improvement
will be recognised as effective by schools in the South West
@IAA2014_15 #IAAConf
Keynote Address: The Role of Regional School
Commissioners
Sir David Carter, Regional Schools Commissioner (South
West)
“Within the next 3-5 years
the South West will be the
best region to lead, teach
and educate a child”
Sir David Carter
RSC for the South West
What Attracted me to the
role of the Regional Schools
Commissioner?
Sir David Carter
RSC for the South West
Core Aims of the
RSC Role
• Monitoring the performance and intervening to
secure improvement in underperforming
academies
• Taking decisions on the creation of new academies
• Ensuring that the sponsor market meets local need
by authorising new sponsors and challenging those
that exist to perform even better
The Challenges in leading
the new System
• Shift of accountability from Whitehall to the Regions
• London to Regions
• Regions to Sub Regions
• Building the RSC team to be one of the most important
educational teams in academy delivery and performance
• Balance of Autonomy in proportion to Accountability
• Post 2010-Maximum Autonomy with Limited Accountability”Autonomy from the centre was given to the system”
• Post 2015-Maximum Autonomy with Enhanced
Accountability-”Accountability will be provided for the centre
by the system”
What does this mean for
Academies and Free Schools?
• A different model of accountability
• Schools who were above the bar in a centralist
model of accountability will be less secure in a
regionalised model
• Best practice identification and transmission will
become more closely aligned between the
originators of the practice and those seeking to
implement it
• Better “joined up” communication between the key
stakeholder groups in the region
What does this mean for
Parents and Children?
• Every family needs access
to a “good” or
“outstanding” school
within reasonable
distance of their home
• If achieved, the choice of
school and provider will
be richer as quality will
be defined by specialism
& ethos rather than by
results
• The best schools will play
a bigger role in helping
weaker schools become
great quicker than before
• Could an indication of
sustained outstanding
performance involve how
well a school supports
another?
• When a school gets into
difficulties or is in decline
it will take less time to
intervene and improve it
• Prevention or Cure?
The HT Board
• Monitoring the performance and intervening to
secure improvement in underperforming
academies
• Taking decisions on the creation of new academies
• Ensuring that the sponsor market meets local need
by authorising new sponsors and challenging those
that exist to perform even better
Priorities for Day 1100
• Aim 1-Visibility & Communication across the region
• Aim 2-Understand the profile of the performance of
academies and free schools following the 2014
outcomes and plan interventions that are needed
• Aim 3-Start to approve academy convertors, MAT
applications and broker sponsorship arrangements
• Aim 4-Work with existing sponsors to deliver
improvement and support new MAT and sponsors
entering the SW Academy arena
• Aim 5-Building of the “Education South West” vision
and strategy
Aim 1-Visibility and
Communication
• Open Academies and Free Schools
• Academies and Free Schools
Principals (Studio and UTC)
• SW Free Schools Network as
there are only 18 of them
• School Improvement groups who
can be commissioned to deliver
support
• Teaching Schools and Maths
Hubs and other alliances
• NLE and LLE
• Good and Outstanding Schools
• Existing MAT with capacity to
support beyond their trust
• Current and Future Sponsors
and MAT
• Chairs of MAT
• Approved Sponsors without
a project
• New sponsors wanting
approval
• New pipeline projects in the
SW
• National Chains with
Academies in the SW
Aim 1-Visibility and
Communication
• Other Key Sponsor Groups
• Leaders of the Diocesan
groups
• University Vice Chancellors
• Principals of FE Colleges
• Local Authorities
• LA Leaders with oversight of
educational provision
• LA Schools so that they are
included but respect the RSC
remit
• Beyond the School Networks
• Regional OFSTED and HMI
• Members of Parliament
• Business leaders in the Region
• Events and Meetings to set
the scene
• Invite Chairs and CEO from SW
MAT to meet in October
• Education South West
Seminars across the region
sharing practice on
improvement themes
• SW System Leaders seminars
with national speakers
• Breakfast Meetings for MP,
Business leaders and Chairs of
MATS
• Free School, Studio School and
UTC network
• Education South West
Conferences in March 2015
Aim 2-Monitor and Intervene
where Academies are underperforming
• What will we do?
• Step 1-Update performance database using 2014 outcomes
to update SW Risk Register
• Step 2-Determine the rating of Academies and MAT to
prioritise visits and level of challenge required
• Step 3-Use EA team & HTB members to visit and review
academy performance
• Step 4-Request action plans and commission support &
add capacity in areas where there are no teaching schools
• Step 5-Agree monitoring schedule for the year and when
we request scorecard updates
The SW Academy
Performance Challenge
• Challenge 1-The
performance of Pupil
Premium students
• Challenge 2-The “coasting”
school that needs to move
forward
• Challenge 3-Improving the
percentage of outstanding
schools in the region
• Challenge 4-Rebrokering
Academies and finding new
sponsors
• Challenge 5-The
performance of our most
able students in the region
• Challenge 6-The
performance of academies
in seaside locations
• Challenge 7-The challenge
of the SW rural poverty
contexts which is different
to the urban challenge
• Challenge 8-Ensuring
there are enough groups
and individuals able to
deliver effective school
support in the areas of
greatest need
Aim 3-Approve applications to convert, to set up a
MAT, determine the best fit for sponsored
academies and advise on FS
• Free Schools
• Up until March 2015, the RSC role on the application process is
to recommend to Ministers, not to decide
• This covers
• which projects should be rejected following a paper assessment
and then after interview; should a project be cancelled /
deferred because EFA can’t find a suitable site? Should we
approve capital expenditure on a project?
• Some of this work is seasonal – there are 3 Free School
application rounds every year (but 2015 to be confirmed):
the next one starts in October
• We will have a role to intervene in failing Free Schools
Aim 4-Support new sponsor groups who want
to enter the Academy arena to add capacity to
the SW Region
• What we will do
• Meet with existing sponsors
and MAT to understand their
context and challenges
• Partner existing groups
with new groups in a
mentoring relationship
• Create sub regional
sponsor network groups
• Work with approved
sponsors who do not have a
project
• Make sure pipeline projects
are delivered smoothly
• Work with new groups and
trusts who want to gain
approval to sponsor new
academies and FS
• Good and Outstanding
Schools
• Teaching School Alliances
• HE and FE
• Diocese
• Business and Industry
Sponsor Improvement and
Sponsor Development
• Get the best from existing
sponsors
• Partner existing groups with
new groups in a mentoring
relationship
• Create sub regional sponsor
network groups
• Work with approved
sponsors who do not have a
project
• Make sure pipeline projects
are delivered smoothly
• Set the expectation for new
sponsors
• Work with new groups and
trusts who want to gain
approval to sponsor new
academies and FS
• Good and Outstanding
Schools
• Teaching School Alliances
• HE and FE
• Diocese
• Business and Industry
Aim 5-Build the “Education
South West” strategy
• What we will do
• Engage the system to support the building of the SW
improvement identity
• Invite Academy Principals to high quality seminars on key
performance themes and reinforce their role as system
leaders
• Build a cadre of potential Principals for the region by
working with schools delivering NCTL Leadership suite
• Work with Teaching Schools and HE to ensure there is a
pipeline of good teachers entering the profession
• Work with OFSTED to share the vision and accountability
for the performance of academies across the region
• Work with business groups to build a “Pool” of trained
trustees to join MAT Boards
How will we know we
have been successful?
• Children will be performing better in national tests and
exams and the SW will be at or above national performance
• More SW Academies and Free Schools will be OFSTED good
and outstanding
• 25% outstanding and 80% good
• More academies and free schools will be open providing
greater choice and better education for children across the
region
• More MAT will have been created to sponsor and support
more schools
• 57 in Sept 2013 growing to 75 by September 2015
• A new regional model of system wide school improvement
will be recognised as effective by schools in the South West
@IAA2014_15 #IAAConf
Keynote Address: The Role of Regional
School Commissioners
Sir David Carter, Regional Schools Commissioner
(South West)
“Within the next 3-5 years the
South West will be the best region
to lead, teach and educate a child”
Sir David Carter
RSC for the South West
What Attracted me to the role of
the Regional Schools
Commissioner?
Sir David Carter
RSC for the South West
Core Aims of the
RSC Role
• Monitoring the performance and intervening
to secure improvement in underperforming
academies
• Taking decisions on the creation of new
academies
• Ensuring that the sponsor market meets local
need by authorising new sponsors and
challenging those that exist to perform even
better
The Challenges in
leading the new System
• Shift of accountability from Whitehall to the Regions
– London to Regions
– Regions to Sub Regions
– Building the RSC team to be one of the most important
educational teams in academy delivery and performance
• Balance of Autonomy in proportion to Accountability
– Post 2010-Maximum Autonomy with Limited
Accountability-”Autonomy from the centre was given to
the system”
– Post 2015-Maximum Autonomy with Enhanced
Accountability-”Accountability will be provided for the
centre by the system”
What does this mean for
Academies and Free Schools?
• A different model of accountability
• Schools who were above the bar in a centralist
model of accountability will be less secure in a
regionalised model
• Best practice identification and transmission will
become more closely aligned between the
originators of the practice and those seeking to
implement it
• Better “joined up” communication between the
key stakeholder groups in the region
What does this mean for
Parents and Children?
• Every family needs access
to a “good” or
“outstanding” school
within reasonable
distance of their home
• If achieved, the choice of
school and provider will
be richer as quality will
be defined by specialism
& ethos rather than by
results
• The best schools will play
a bigger role in helping
weaker schools become
great quicker than before
– Could an indication of
sustained outstanding
performance involve how
well a school supports
another?
• When a school gets into
difficulties or is in decline
it will take less time to
intervene and improve it
– Prevention or Cure?
The HT Board
• Monitoring the performance and intervening
to secure improvement in underperforming
academies
• Taking decisions on the creation of new
academies
• Ensuring that the sponsor market meets local
need by authorising new sponsors and
challenging those that exist to perform even
better
Priorities for Day 1100
• Aim 1-Visibility & Communication across the region
• Aim 2-Understand the profile of the performance of
academies and free schools following the 2014
outcomes and plan interventions that are needed
• Aim 3-Start to approve academy convertors, MAT
applications and broker sponsorship arrangements
• Aim 4-Work with existing sponsors to deliver
improvement and support new MAT and sponsors
entering the SW Academy arena
• Aim 5-Building of the “Education South West” vision
and strategy
Aim 1-Visibility and
Communication
• Open Academies and Free
Schools
– Academies and Free Schools
Principals (Studio and UTC)
– SW Free Schools Network as
there are only 18 of them
• School Improvement groups who
can be commissioned to deliver
support
– Teaching Schools and Maths
Hubs and other alliances
– NLE and LLE
– Good and Outstanding Schools
– Existing MAT with capacity to
support beyond their trust
• Current and Future Sponsors and
MAT
– Chairs of MAT
– Approved Sponsors without a
project
– New sponsors wanting
approval
– New pipeline projects in the
SW
– National Chains with
Academies in the SW
Aim 1-Visibility and
Communication
• Other Key Sponsor Groups
– Leaders of the Diocesan groups
– University Vice Chancellors
– Principals of FE Colleges
• Local Authorities
– LA Leaders with oversight of
educational provision
– LA Schools so that they are
included but respect the RSC
remit
• Beyond the School Networks
– Regional OFSTED and HMI
– Members of Parliament
– Business leaders in the Region
• Events and Meetings to set
the scene
– Invite Chairs and CEO from SW
MAT to meet in October
– Education South West Seminars
across the region sharing
practice on improvement
themes
– SW System Leaders seminars
with national speakers
– Breakfast Meetings for MP,
Business leaders and Chairs of
MATS
– Free School, Studio School and
UTC network
– Education South West
Conferences in March 2015
Aim 2-Monitor and Intervene
where Academies are underperforming
• What will we do?
– Step 1-Update performance database using 2014
outcomes to update SW Risk Register
– Step 2-Determine the rating of Academies and MAT to
prioritise visits and level of challenge required
– Step 3-Use EA team & HTB members to visit and
review academy performance
– Step 4-Request action plans and commission support
& add capacity in areas where there are no teaching
schools
– Step 5-Agree monitoring schedule for the year and
when we request scorecard updates
The SW Academy
Performance Challenge
• Challenge 1-The
performance of Pupil
Premium students
• Challenge 2-The “coasting”
school that needs to move
forward
• Challenge 3-Improving the
percentage of outstanding
schools in the region
• Challenge 4-Rebrokering
Academies and finding new
sponsors
• Challenge 5-The
performance of our most
able students in the region
• Challenge 6-The
performance of academies
in seaside locations
• Challenge 7-The challenge
of the SW rural poverty
contexts which is different
to the urban challenge
• Challenge 8-Ensuring there
are enough groups and
individuals able to deliver
effective school support in
the areas of greatest need
Aim 3-Approve applications to convert, to set
up a MAT, determine the best fit for sponsored
academies and advise on FS
• Free Schools
– Up until March 2015, the RSC role on the application process is to
recommend to Ministers, not to decide
• This covers
– which projects should be rejected following a paper assessment
and then after interview; should a project be cancelled / deferred
because EFA can’t find a suitable site? Should we approve capital
expenditure on a project?
• Some of this work is seasonal – there are 3 Free School
application rounds every year (but 2015 to be confirmed):
the next one starts in October
• We will have a role to intervene in failing Free Schools
Aim 4-Support new sponsor groups who want
to enter the Academy arena to add capacity to
the SW Region
• What we will do
– Meet with existing sponsors
and MAT to understand their
context and challenges
• Partner existing groups
with new groups in a
mentoring relationship
• Create sub regional
sponsor network groups
– Work with approved sponsors
who do not have a project
– Make sure pipeline projects
are delivered smoothly
• Work with new groups and
trusts who want to gain
approval to sponsor new
academies and FS
– Good and Outstanding
Schools
– Teaching School Alliances
– HE and FE
– Diocese
– Business and Industry
Sponsor Improvement
and Sponsor
Development
• Get the best from existing
sponsors
– Partner existing groups with
new groups in a mentoring
relationship
– Create sub regional sponsor
network groups
– Work with approved sponsors
who do not have a project
– Make sure pipeline projects
are delivered smoothly
• Set the expectation for new
sponsors
• Work with new groups and
trusts who want to gain
approval to sponsor new
academies and FS
– Good and Outstanding
Schools
– Teaching School Alliances
– HE and FE
– Diocese
– Business and Industry
Aim 5-Build the “Education
South West” strategy
• What we will do
– Engage the system to support the building of the SW
improvement identity
– Invite Academy Principals to high quality seminars on key
performance themes and reinforce their role as system
leaders
– Build a cadre of potential Principals for the region by
working with schools delivering NCTL Leadership suite
– Work with Teaching Schools and HE to ensure there is a
pipeline of good teachers entering the profession
– Work with OFSTED to share the vision and accountability
for the performance of academies across the region
– Work with business groups to build a “Pool” of trained
trustees to join MAT Boards
How will we know we
have been successful?
• Children will be performing better in national tests and
exams and the SW will be at or above national performance
• More SW Academies and Free Schools will be OFSTED good
and outstanding
– 25% outstanding and 80% good
• More academies and free schools will be open providing
greater choice and better education for children across the
region
• More MAT will have been created to sponsor and support
more schools
– 57 in Sept 2013 growing to 75 by September 2015
• A new regional model of system wide school improvement
will be recognised as effective by schools in the South West
@IAA2014_15
#IAAConf

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