Inquiry Focused School Improvement

Upcoming events


ASK0156F - SEF/SIF for Governors

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK membership, otherwise £70pp

An in depth look at the school improvement plan/ self evaluation form and the links between the two. Governors responsibilities in this area and what question to ask. 
Suitable for all Governors.


ASK0149F - Attachment Awareness Training

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 9:00 am -3:30 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

 Friday 25th February and Monday 28th February 2022, Attend All Days

Domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, a decline in parental mental health, post- natal depression, forced migration, and removal from the birth home can all cause trauma to children’s brains which result in attachment difficulties. Increasingly, many children and young people have social and emotional needs that go beyond what the majority of school staff has been trained to deal with. Many of these children underachieve in school. This training will help you to help them to access educational opportunities.



ASK0155F - Finance & resources - Governor training

Included in ASK Membership, otherwise £70pp

To support Governors in School funding, budget monitoring / planning, benchmarking and the Schools Financial Value standard.
Suitable for all governors, especially those within finance & resource roles



ASK0051X : Middle Leadership Training (NPQML)



Venue to be Confirmed
Course Dependent

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team such as a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a head of department

Course benefits:

  • Local and flexible access to high quality leadership learning accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership programmes
  • Facilitation and coaching from nationally accredited facilitators and leaders of outstanding schools
  • High quality facilitated online courses offering flexible learning and support
  • Dedicated support throughout and beyond their leadership journey

How the course is delivered: Outstanding Leaders Partnership Delivery Model

  • 3 face-to-face sessions spread over 12 months
  • 3 facilitated online short courses
  • 2 360° Leadership Diagnostic Reports
  • 1 assessed task on a school improvement priority

How much does it cost?

Participants must be working in a school in an Opportunity Area (OA) or a Category 5 or 6 areas and not have studied for an NPQ before. Please contact ASK Schools office for more information

Our Address


c/o Learning for Life
College Street

Phone Contacts

Operational Lead

Sarah Thomas : 01933 654921

Chair of Trustees

Dr Lorraine Cullen : 07866 631 929