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 120 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 worked in collaboration with Education Development Trust (EDT) over the past two years, we have now developed a BEP Peer Review programme for Birmingham schools. This has built on the nationally regarded work of EDT, making some key changes based on learning from feedback and our experience of delivery.
The BEP Peer Review Programme now incorporates a new rigorous and sharp question based framework within our new handbook. We have new training materials and 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.
The role of the Improvement Champion within a cluster is to; facilitate the post review workshop, enabling priorities for improvement to be identified by the review team and potential solutions and school to school support agreed.
Their role as an objective facilitator is to encourage all members of the review team to fully engage and participate and ensure that ALL voices are heard.
This role would be appropriate for someone who is already an SLE or Assistant Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers or strong middle leaders looking for a CPD opportunity.
BEP strongly recommends that all clusters engage a member of staff to take on the role of Improvement Champion. The feedback from clusters who have an Improvement Champion is that they greatly improve the process. We currently have a growing community of Improvement Champions who we train and support and who are supportive of each other in the process.
A training session is available for this role – FREE to all current participants of the BEP Peer Review Programme.
To learn more about what the training involves and to reserve a place on the next session – please refer to the Training section.