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Hove Partnership

"Working Together to Improve Educational Experiences and Outcomes”

Our Core Offer

There are twelve schools in our partnership. We are committed to ensuring the very best education for all our children and young people and recognize that our moral purpose extends beyond our own school gates. We share accountability for what happens in our schools, and challenge each other within the safe and trusting ethos that we have created.

Any child attending a school within the Hove Partnership of Schools will have access to excellent teaching, learning and leadership.

Our Core Aims

  • To ensure consistent quality first teaching so that all learners make good or better progress from their starting points
  • To raise aspirations, expectations and achievement of all learners
  • To develop effective leaders at all levels
  • To stay abreast of educational change and manage change effectively

Our Working Protocols

  • Senior Leaders (Heads, Deputies, Heads of School etc.) will provide strategic leadership for all the work of the partnership and will meet at least half termly
  • A Chair will be appointed annually
  • Priorities will be agreed annually and different schools will take responsibility for leading a priority area. They will be responsible for feeding back to the group and ensuring that every priority/project:

has measurable outcomes

facilitates cross phase working

has identified project leaders

is carefully costed and agreement reached as to how costs are to be met. Project/priority leader’s schools will be responsible for the spending and accounting of any allocated funding

  • Partnership funds will be managed by one school who will provide an update to the group termly
  • All schools will contribute to the partnership budget annually. The formula to be used will be agreed annually. The strategic team will agree if any school is to be exempt from payment due to budgetary constraints
  • Individual school data will be openly shared/used, in particular to support the evaluation impact of projects and initiatives
  • Other groups/schools/partners may be invited to participate in Hove Partnership projects or activities as appropriate
  • Some staff recruitment is undertaken jointly (advertising, interviews, joint/shared appointments etc)
  • Any school asked to take additional/extra pupils that they feel cannot accommodate at that time will recommend another school, with that school’s agreement, within the Hove Partnership who has the capacity
  • All schools are committed to ensuring regular and prompt attendance and employ appropriate personnel to monitor and improve attendance
  • Any school who chooses not to participate in any activity/initiative may not withdraw funding from the partnership
  • Chairs of Governors will receive copies of the minutes of all strategic team meetings and all governors will be invited to engage in a programme of training and support throughout the academic year
  • Opportunities for secondment are regularly discussed in order to ensure the partnership grows the very best leaders
  • All schools adhere to an agreed admissions policy which includes guidelines on deferred entry
  • Schools work closely together to co-ordinate any external support that is available to the partnership
  • Each school has nominated governor representatives who sit on a joint Hove Partnership Governors Board. The Board meets at least termly. Minutes are circulated to Headteachers and all Governors
  • Governors are invited to engage in some meetings/development days as appropriate
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