One of the principal aims of BEP is to champion a culture of continual school led improvement. The BEP Peer Review Programme enables schools to build strong, supportive and mutually beneficial relationships that deliver sustainable self-improvement.
BEP Peer Review helps schools rigorously challenge each other and identify priority areas for development.
It supports schools in celebrating strengths and learning from one another within a culture of collective accountability.
We currently have over 125 schools participating in the BEP Peer Review Programme. BEP supports groups of schools who already work together as well as helping to broker new relationships and working groups or “clusters”.
Having prevously worked in collaboration with Education Development Trust (EDT), we now have a bespoke Peer Review programme for Birmingham schools. Building on the nationally regarded work of EDT, key changes have been made based on learning from feedback, our experience of delivery all with a focus on Birmingham schools priorities.
The BEP Peer Review Programme incorporates a rigorous and sharp question based framework within our handbook. Our full training and induction day is led by our own team of trainers – made up of Birmingham heads who want to share their experience of the BEP Peer Review Programme and how it can benefit schools and pupil outcomes.
The testimonies given by those who are using the BEP Peer Review Programme tell us that participation in the programme will help you to make your schools the best they can be. This will inevitably result in better outcomes for our city’s children – which is the goal for us all.
Azita Zohhadi, Headteacher at Nelson Mandela Primary School
The most rewarding aspect of the BEP Peer Review for Nelson Mandela School is the development of our networks and the inspiration we have found in the schools we have reviewed. The improvement workshops have been incredible. There have been some truly dynamic ideas shared and developed; leading to tangible change. It has been humbling to return to a school and see how far it has come since the previous review.