School Improvement Support for 2019 - 2020

School improvement support for the 2019 - 2020 academic year

Published by DfE on 19th July 2019:

On 3 May 2019, the Secretary of State announced we will no longer publish or use floor and coasting data standards and will use Ofsted Requires Improvement judgements as the sole trigger to identify schools for a proactive, optional offer of support.

The Department launched their offer of School Improvement support for the 2019 to 2020 academic year. The Department will be providing up to £16.5million worth of support to around 2400 schools nationally. 

We will be offering support to schools that:

  • enter the 2019 - 2020 academic year with a 'requires improvement' (RI) judgement for overall effectiveness
  • receive a 'requires improvement' judgement during the 2019/20 academic year

Schools with a single RI judgement will get up to 3 days' support and advice from a national leader of education (NLE) or equivalent to help the leadership team identify and implement improvements within its school.

Schools with two consecutive RI judgements, are also entitled to up to £16000 to address the needs identified by the NLE. Additionally, schools that receive an RI judgement on their first inspection (where they have no previous published Ofsted rating), will also be eligible for up to £16000 as above.

We will be proactively contacting schools throughout the academic year, once their RI judgement has been confirmed. For those schools that become eligible for support during the year, DfE will initially contact their Trust, Diocese and or Local Authority to inform them of the offer available before contacting the school directly.

For further information on the support available, please visit the GOV.UK page.