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School Effectiveness

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Updated: 17/03/2015

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Key Principles

Our work is underpinned by the following key principles:

  • Schools are self-managing and autonomous institutions, working within a national context, that are responsible for their own performance and improvement. The role of LBH is to intervene should school provision and quality for children and young people be compromised.
  • Schools will be supported and challenged to continue and sustain improvement, both in actual attainment and in the rate of progress of our children and young people.
  • Partners will work together to secure sector-led personalised learning which narrows the attainment gap between all pupils and our most vulnerable pupils.
  • All pupils, and in particular the most vulnerable, must have the support they need to overcome any barriers to their learning and well-being.
  • Wide opportunities for 14 – 19 year olds will continue to be a priority, in order to meet the interests, aspirations and needs of Hounslow’s young people and to respond to the raising of the participation age.
  • The LA will work with parents, families, communities and partners to manage delivery of its services through a common approach, resulting in improved outcomes for children and young people in Hounslow, particularly the most vulnerable.


The priorities for the LA School Effectiveness Team and related services, as set out in the Children and Young People’s Plan, are to work with schools:

  1. To maintain and improve outcomes for all pupils
  2. To ‘narrow the gap’ in achievement between the highest and lowest attaining groups
  3. Ensure that the LA offers appropriate and timely support for any School Causing Concern

Hounslow employs and commissions school improvement professionals to meet schools’ needs.  The aim is to work with schools and partnerships to deliver professional support and challenge in order to promote good teaching, good outcomes and good schools with ambition to be outstanding.

For details see the 'School Effectiveness Strategy'.

Recognising the centrality of school-to-school support in building capacity, the School Effectivness Service has worked closely with headteachers to develop the Hounslow Learning Partnership.

Service Features

An annual visit to all schools forms part of the Core service for schools not participating in the Peer Challenge operated under Hounslow Learning Parnership   The annual visit considers outcomes / pupil progress and discuss priorities for the academic year. Additional free guidance and support will be given to schools causing concern. Further services are available from our team or brokered, which includes quality assured consultants, advisers and trainers, as well as the core team of senior education advisers. Specific detail of support for schools, depending on OfSTED category, is set out in the School Effectiveness Strategy. Telephone and e-mail advice and guidance is available through contact with the nominated senior education advisers for your area or for your phase.

Hounslow Council established an Innovation Fund to support collbaorative projects and encourage cross-phase development work. For details of the current projects click here.

The 14 - 19 team offers facilitation services to the Education Improvement Partnership. This is negotiated collectively. See details on the 14-19 page.

Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8583 2606

Telephone: 020 8583 2747

Telephone: 020 8583 6339