We are delighted to announce that BPET CEO, Mark Greatrex, has been accepted the invitation from The New Schools Network to become a founding member of their new Free School Leader Network (FSLN).
The role of the FSLN is as follows below and the invitation acknowledges Mark’s success at BPET, who in the five years as CEO has seen four of the seven original FREE schools open and in the last academic year transition Evendons Free Primary School, Wokingham into the Trust. As an organisation three of the eight schools are graded Outstanding by Ofsted, with the remaining four all graded Good.
This offers BPET Central Team and our eight primary free schools networking opportunities with other small and medium sized Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) and schools, to learn from each other and to enhance the life chances of all children through collaboration to combine our specialist wisdom.
Trust Leaders Network
“Our national network brings together like-minded trust leaders passionate about extending excellence in their trusts and committed to sharing great practice so that the whole system improves – consistent with our upwards convergence model.
Learning from each other and the business world beyond, the network enables you to connect with experts, leading thinkers and peers across the country.”
Trust Peer Review
Emulating the success of our school Quality Assurance Review, our Trust Peer Review enables improvement through challenge and collaboration. Independently reviewed by the NFER, it was found to benefit trusts and reviewers alike. The host trust is supported to sharpen its improvement strategies and leadership, while peer reviewers gain unique insights to support development in themselves and their trusts.
Trust peer reviewers are led by an independent expert and work with host trust leaders as one team to build a picture of how school improvement operates across the trust and the impact it is having. This informs rich professional dialogue about strengths, areas for development and next steps, which are captured in a written report. The BPET CEO and Director of Education have been trained to undertake Trust Peer Reviews.