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.
BEP supports groups of schools who already work together as well as helping to broker new relationships and working groups or “clusters”.
Having previously worked in collaboration with Education Development Trust (EDT), we have developed a bespoke Peer Review programme for Birmingham schools. This has been done by building on the nationally regarded work of EDT, learning from feedback and from 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 ex Birmingham Headteachers 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 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.
Headteacher at Nelson Mandela Primary School
The review process has provided staff with the best leadership professional development they could get and who have all gained valuable experience. The reviews have enabled all of our school within our cluster to focus on what we really need for the next part of our journey; giving leaders at all levels the confidence to engineer lasting change.
Headteacher, Turves Green Boys School
We are in our second year of reviews. This review we looked at the quality of teaching in a couple of year groups and conducted a Pupil Premium review. The school felt that the review confirmed many aspects of its own monitoring which was very positive. The philosophy of our cluster is that the review must bring positive benefits and promote action in the focus school.
Headteacher, St Dunstans Catholic Primary School
The BEP Peer Review Programme is now FREE for BEP Enhanced Members.
To see the additional benefits of being a BEP Enhanced member, please click the button below:
BEP Enhanced Membership
Joining the BEP Peer Review includes:
- access (copyrighted) to updated Framework in line with new Inspection Framework
- access (copyrighted) to new Peer Review Reading Framework
- access (copyrighted) to new Peer Review Frameworks as they are introduced
- one full day training for up to 2 SLT members per schools (one of which must be the Headteacher). Additional attendees £50 per person.
- Improvement Champion training for one staff member. Additional attendees £50 per person.
BEP Peer Review Costs
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BEP Enhanced Members
Enhanced Membership cost (including Peer review and all other benefits)
NON- BEP Enhanced Members (Peer Review only cost)
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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.
find out more about improvement champions