School-to-School support

The vision for teaching schools is to drive significant improvement in the quality of professional practice, improving the attainment of every child.”


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We are committed to this vision and therefore, believe that through the strategic deployment of our Specialist Leaders of Education, who are trained to work in a strategic partnership with other schools, we can make this vision a reality. Our Specialist Leaders of Education will be able to work with the appropriate staff in a school to bring about any changes necessary in a collaborative manner so that any developments made are sustainable. We are experienced in tailoring development programmes to meet the needs of the school with the school and are also experienced in quality assuring our work.

We have already worked closely with schools in different contexts to bring about desired improvements and have a track record of positive feedback in this work. Our expertise is wide ranging and includes  data, tracking and assessment, financial management, timetabling and curriculum design, policies and systems, behaviour management, marking and closing the gap, coaching for improvement, quality of teaching to name but a few.

We are well placed within Essex to be able to provide a personalised package of support which is rigorous and robust in both the Primary and Secondary sectors. This support can take the form of a single visit, or be a series of visits. Please follow our ‘Specialist Leaders of Education’ link to find out more.

 The commissioning process is collaborative. The evaluation process is measured against the impact in the target areas and monitored through weekly and final evaluation forms.


The process of commissioning a Specialist Leader of Education is entirely collaborative. To get further information about our School-to-School support and the brokering of our SLE’s, please contact Jane Catley:

“The Saffron Alliance worked with a key cohort of underperforming Y11 maths learners at our school. The high level teaching and specialism helped engage and improve the fundamental understanding of essential skills and knowledge that the learners required to be successful in this summers examinations. It was a record breaking summer in terms of mathematics GCSE results here at CCC, and I am ever grateful for the commitment and expertise shown by Saffron Alliance’s SLE in helping our learners to achieve outstanding progress in maths.” Coleridge Community College Sept 2018

Our colleague commented on how excellent this SLE support was to empower her to lead a department which required new approaches in order to improve the outcomes for all students. Although there were a number of reasons for why results in Business Studies improved in 2018, with an increase in pass rate of 15% and a 9% increase on what was forecast, there is no doubt that this SLE support from Saffron Alliance was a factor.” JFAN Oct 2018

Standard costs per day:

£500 + VAT Headteacher

£400 + VAT Senior Leadership team

£300 + VAT SLE Subject Leader level

An evaluation process will be in place from the outset of any support that is brokered and will take the form of weekly and final evaluation forms.

The DfE’s privacy notice for school-to-school support can be found here