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7. Gloucestershire School Improvement Board

The Gloucestershire School Improvement Board is a light-touch strategic body designed to bring greater coherence to the wide array of school improvement activity in the county through the partnerships (GAPH, GASH and GASSH), Adfecto, the Local Primary Partnerships and the Teaching School Alliances. Its role is not to duplicate these structures. It is to ensure that there is increased strategic alignment across priorities and activities, and to maximise the capacity and e ectiveness of the school-led system of improvement.

The board has three main functions:

i. Setting the strategic direction: the board will inform a county-wide strategic vision by identifying the most pressing priorities.

ii. Building capacity for school-to-school support: through the phase partnerships the school-led system, as overseen by the board, will maximise the impact of the collective teaching school and NLE offer.

iii. Addressing areas for improvement: the board will use published data and soft intelligence to enable the early identification of schools at risk and work with them in a supportive and professional way to provide an offer of high-quality support through the phase-based partnerships.

The remit of the board covers all schools, irrespective of type, and all schools will be treated equally.​

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