Stour Vale Academy Trust
On 16th June Stour Vale governors and directors met for their first bespoke professional learning session. The focus for this session was performance and attainment data, a pertinent subject for governance as we move out of the pandemic and return to externally marked exams and assessments. Hannah Grasby, headteacher at Olive Hill Primary School, and Jamie Fox, headteacher at The Earls High School, led the group through an overview of primary and secondary performance and attainment data. Along the way, the governors developed their understanding of the numerous statutory assessments for primary schools and got to grips with the complexities of the Progress 8 measure for secondary schools. Governors very much appreciated the high quality of the professional learning and also the opportunity to build relationships with governors in other Stour Vale member schools.
All Stour Vale governors and directors have access to professional learning. This includes online articles and training modules from the National Governance Association and Learning Link, the Confederation of School Trusts, bespoke Trust-wide training delivered by Stour Vale staff and outside speakers, and other professional learning provided in the member schools.