Engaging the services of a School Effectiveness Adviser (SEA) offers a number of advantages and provides:

    • a flexible, bespoke programme, which can be as extensive or as focused as required
    • support and challenge – elements valued by academies and governors
    • a SEA who is up to date regarding inspection and accountability frameworks rigorously quality assured and accountable for the quality of their work
    • a SEA who can carefully coordinate deployment of a “team around the school”, drawing on the range of HfL expert professionals: Teaching Alliances, NLEs, LLEs, SLEs and other experienced school leaders and subject specialists


    SEA support is charged at £625 per day, £315 per half day. Please note these are HfL shareholder prices. 

    For further information and pricing on all secondary SEA services, or to book a visit, contact Ruth Brown:

    Tel: 01438 844855
    Email ruth.brown@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    Bespoke packages can be arranged by request, please call to discuss specific requirements.


    • assistance in setting suitable challenging targets
    • review of standards - all key stages
    • preparation for Ofsted inspection meeting Governors, SLT and head/ principal, to ensure accountability and help develop skills
    • review examination results at KS4 and KS5, FFT analyses, LA/National results, and RAISE online support to respond to external challenge
    • written report
    • external adviser to support the performance management of the headteacher
    • provides the headteacher with the recommended paperwork
    • review the headteacher’s views, past performance and future targets
    • support for governors in completing the appropriate documentation
    • Our SEA will provide up-to-date knowledge and training of current inspection practice
    • focus on improvements since the last Ofsted inspection
    • scrutiny of data and documentation
    • paired lesson observations with SLT
    • interviews and discussions with key stakeholders and middle leaders
    • identification of key issues
    • verbal feedback and written report
    • interviews with the headteacher and SLT
    • discussions with a range of stakeholders
    • paired lesson observations with SLT
    • scrutiny of data and documentation
    • review of strengths and areas for development and impact
    • focus on recent internal and external evaluations of academy data sets
    • verbal feedback followed by written report
    • joint observations of lessons with SLT or middle leaders
    • support for SLT/MLT in their self-evaluation of teaching and learning across the academy
    • reassurance of self-evaluation accuracy
    • valuable professional development
    • note of the visit with key issues for action
    • carried out by an experienced team of advisers
    • interviews with SLT, middle leaders, pupils and governors
    • review of available data to include all aspects of school outcomes
    • observations of teaching including school outcomes paired with SLT
    • cost to be determined based on size of school and number of advisers
    • written report if required (for an additional cost)
    • customised reviews
    • interviews with stakeholders
    • review of available data
    • lesson observations including paired observations
    • feedback to the headteacher/SLT/ chair of governors
    • other activities by negotiation

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