Inquiry Focused School Improvement


ASK Education – Improvement Partnership

‘Working together we can become greater than the sum of our parts’

Initial Offer For 2020


Included in Offer


 Included in Offer


Additional Opportunities




     LAC training

     Governor Induction

     1 DSL training/refresher

     Nominated safeguarding governors

     SATs updates

     Prevent Duty

     EVC training

     Mental Health Awareness

     Inspection readiness

     Ofsted Governor training


     Protective behaviours

     Support for behaviour

     SEND updates


     Inspection updates

     Skills Agency NVQ level 2 and 3 distance learning

     Aspiring Middle Leaders Programme

     Aspiring Senior Leaders Programme

     Extending Leadership Programme (for experienced Heads)

     Leading Pupil Premium Provision

     Engage – Assessment for Learning

     Professional Study Group – Behaviour for learning

     Professional Study Group – Curriculum Development

     Metacognition –Thinking for Writing with a particular focus on boys literacy

     Supporting Practice Groups for Subject Leaders

     Peer Reviews for Teaching and Learning/SEND/Inclusion/Governance/Pupil Premium

     Programmes linked to Maths/Science/English/Computing hubs

     Outdoor Learning Environment for curriculum enrichment

     Erasmus +


     Neli  – Nuffield Early Language Intervention

     Apprenticeship Teaching Programme

     Mindfulness in Schools

     Philosophy for Children

     Massage in Schools

     Foundations for Mindfulness

     Leading Reading Programme

     TA Enable Programme for support staff

     Leading Writing Programme

     NQT Programme at reduced rates for partner schools

     Safeguarding Audits

     Safeguarding Training

     Designated Lead refreshers/Training

     External Pupil Premium Reviews

     External Governance Reviews

     Paediatric First Aid

     The Present Curriculum for resilience, mindfulness and wellbeing

     Supervision Training

ASK Education –  A New Improvement Partnership.

‘Working together we can become greater than the sum of our parts’

ASK Education is an improvement charity set up to support school improvement for local nursery, primary and secondary schools.  Run by a Steering Committee of like-minded professionals, we have the autonomy to decide what is important for our schools and can determine how to collaboratively respond to changing educational landscapes so that we evolve strong educational provision for children and young people in all of our schools.

ASK Education provides three routes to support school improvement as follows


Included in Offer


Included in Offer


Additional Opportunities




These are courses and professional collaboration opportunities to address those aspects of our work that are linked to: safeguarding; legislative requirements and the general cycle of on-going training needs for primary and secondary schools.  ASK members can send as many staff as they wish to these sessions as they are all included in the membership offer.  Member schools might also like to contribute to the training profile.

The ENGAGE programmes provide longer term professional development for primary and secondary colleagues to reflect ‘in’ and ‘on’ practice.  Through a series of facilitated programmes, professionals work collaboratively to learn from evidence based practices and to inquire into areas that are pertinent to their improvement needs.   ASK members can send as many professionals on the programmes at no additional cost as it is part of their membership offer.  Members schools may also like to run programmes.

This aspect of our services enables us to work with partner organisations to bring additional services to local schools.  It falls outside the membership offer and is chargeable to schools on a pay as you use basis.  Costs are variable depending on the type of training and the durations of the courses.  It is only this aspect of our service that is available to schools who are not ASK members.

Available to ASK Schools only and included in the annual investment that schools contribute as part of their membership

 Open to ASK member schools and Non-members at a chargeable rate.  Costs shown as advertised.
Up to 100 pupils = £495 annually Up to 500 pupils = £1,495 annually  
101 – 150 pupils = £995 annually 501 + pupils        = £1,995 annually  

Our Address


c/o Learning for Life
College Street

Phone Contacts

Operational Lead

Sarah Thomas :  01933 654921 Option 4 (Learning for Life Trust)

Chair of Trustees

Dr Lorraine Cullen : 07866 631 929

Upcoming ASK Events