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Lowerplace Primary School is one of ten local primary schools who make up the Inspirational Professional Learning Network Community. The mission statement of the group states “Our Inspirational Professional Learning Community schools share a commitment to become outstanding establishments with the highest possible standards. We aim to provide challenge, mutual respect and positive support; reflecting, learning and developing together. Through collaboration we will exchange ideas, explore possibilities and improve from within in a spirit of trust, friendship and professionalism.”

A comprehensive annual programme of support and challenge is agreed for each academic year. The Headteachers of the ten schools work in close partnership to distribute the leadership of this support both internally and externally. In addition, through negotiation with the Local Authority from September 2013, the IPLCN schools received funding for the IPLCN Self Improving Schools System. This system is self sustaining and the schools’ ensure accountability and rigorous school improvement by utilising:

  • A team of School Improvement Professionals (Outstanding Headteachers, OFSTED, HMI, Consultants)
  • Produce an annual report that makes judgements about the four OFSTED areas –
    • Acheivement of pupils at the school
    • Quality of teaching
    • Behaviour and safety of pupils
    • Quality of leadership and management of the school
    • Present to an IPLCN accountability group; consisting of Heads and Governors and set targets for further improvement
  • Present to an IPLCN accountability group; consisting of Heads and Governors and set targets for further improvement
  • Report to all IPLCN Heads
  • Report to the Governing Body
  • Report to the Local Authority

School development plans are reviewed and re-aligned as appropriate.