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how we work

We believe that a strong infrastructure for school improvement is essential for delivering excellent outcomes for pupils. At the core of this infrastructure is a hub model which enables schools to work closely together to address key priorities innovatively using the expertise that exists within and beyond the hub. The hub model enables:

  • The schools to have a shared ambition to support and challenge each other resulting in a consistent drive to improve pupil outcomes

  • Opportunities for exceptional staff to have impact beyond their own school

  • Staff within hubs to receive a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) from within and beyond the hub. High quality external CPD, which was not previously affordable for individual schools, is accessible for schools within hubs as they are able to share costs

  • Schools to use the LAAT School Effectiveness Advisers’ knowledge of where best practice exists so they can assimilate this information into the hub activity schedule

  • Schools to work together on shared priorities within hubs whilst continuing to be outward-looking and reaching out to other external networks such as teaching school alliances and collaborative partnerships

  • Schools to work openly, honestly and generously with each other, sharing best practice as well as concerns, both for the sole purpose of providing the very best education for all pupils in LAAT

  • A more flexible staffing structure to be developed across the Trust e.g. SENDCos, Business and Operation Partners, Site Managers etc. working across the hubs and multiple schools.

Find out more about LAAT Hubs

“Although now I am part of it I can see that being part of a MAT means having a shared vision to improve outcomes for all our children with the added bonus of maintaining autonomy”

Sandy Khana Head of School Coningsby St Michael’s Church of England Primary School