Leadership and Management

Grade Descriptor

The provider meets all the criteria for good leadership and management securely and consistently. Leadership and management in this provision is exceptional. In addition, the following apply.

·         Leaders ensure that they and practitioners receive focused and highly effective professional development. Practitioners’ subject, pedagogical content and knowledge consistently builds and develops over time, and this consistently translates into improvements in the teaching of the curriculum.

·         Leaders ensure that highly effective and meaningful engagement takes place with staff at all levels and that any issues are identified. When issues are identified – in particular about workload – they are consistently dealt with appropriately and quickly.

·         Staff consistently report high levels of support for well-being issues.

·         Leaders have a clear and ambitious vision for providing high-quality, inclusive care and education to all. This is realised through strong shared values, policies and practice.

·         Leaders focus on improving practitioners’ knowledge of the areas of learning and understanding of how children learn to enhance the teaching of the curriculum and appropriate use of assessment. The practice and subject knowledge of practitioners (including those who are newly qualified) build and improve over time. Leaders have effective systems in place for the supervision and support of staff.

·         Leaders act with integrity to ensure that all children, particularly those with SEND, have full access to their entitlement to early education.

·         Leaders engage effectively with children, their parents and others in their community, including schools and other local services.

·         Leaders engage with their staff and are aware of the main pressures on them. They are realistic and constructive in the way they manage staff. including their workload, to avoid any unnecessary burdens.

·         Those with oversight or governance understand their role and carry this out effectively. They have a clear vision and strategy and hold senior leaders to account for the quality of care and education. They ensure that resources are managed sustainably, effectively and efficiently.

·         The provider fulfils its statutory duties, for example under the Equality Act 2010, and other duties, for example in relation to the ‘Prevent’ strategy and safeguarding.

·         Leaders protect staff from harassment, bullying and discrimination.

·         The provider has a culture of safeguarding that facilitates effective arrangements to: identify children who may need early help or are at risk of neglect, abuse, grooming or exploitation; help children to reduce their risk of harm by securing the support they need, or referring in a timely way to those who have the expertise to help; and manage safe recruitment and allegations about adults who may be a risk to children.

Safer Recruitment and Suitable staff

Induction

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Our Probation Process

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Qualifications

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Single Central record
(Training Summary)

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References

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Performance Management Systems

Appraisal & CPD Process

Appraisals are conducted annually typically

Supervision Process (See QofE)

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Our Peer Obs Process (See QofE)

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Our 'Performance Review' Process

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Giving 'Constructive' feedback

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Disciplinaries

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Bonus Reviews

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Staff Monitoring and Evaluation

Training

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Quizzes

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CPD

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Safeguarding

6 monthly DBS Update check

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Safeguarding induction

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Policies and Procedures

Front of House Display

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Staff Brown Folders

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Parents Noticeboard (webpage under development)

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