Senior Leader & Governor Services

We know that each school is unique with its own culture, challenges and ambitions. Still, all are striving forward under a unified theme: great opportunities & outcomes for its pupils. To help Birmingham schools achieve this goal BEP provides a number of services tailored specifically for governors, headteachers & senior leadership teams.

BEP’s work addresses both the needs of individual schools, MATs & formal collaboratives and is underpinned by a team of highly qualified education professionals with years of experience (current or recently retired HTs) working successfully at all levels of challenge.

BEP can support you with a range of School Improvement services, such as:

CEO, Executive HT, HT & DHT Recruitment

  • Your vision at the centre of everything
  • experienced school improvement consultants & specialist HR Advisors
  • Comprehensive support from start to finish
  • flexible, cost-effective solutions

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HT Appraisal & Performance Management

  • Appraisal firmly linked to school improvement plan
  • Objectives clearly linked to the improvement of children’s education
  • Constructive and specific feedback provided to the Headteacher
  • An experience which is positive, supportive and motivating

Leadership Consultancy and Support

Examples of bespoke support could include:

  • Coaching and support for new headteachers
  • School improvement planning and construction of the SEF
  • Development of Middle Leaders curriculum and/or pastoral

Governance Development & Support

BEP supports governors to develop and fulfill their key roles and responsibilities:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

This may also include advice on:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

Focussed Aspect or Subject Reviews

Area focussed reviews are determined by consultation with the school/academy, including:

  • Safeguarding and Compliance
  • Pupil premium/disadvantaged students
  • Quality of teaching and Learning
  • Subject Review (all subject areas including Sport and the Arts) or a Phase review; a key stage or Progress 8 aspect i.e. Humanities/MFL
  • Special educational needs
  • Inclusion, attendance, behaviour for learning
  • Middle Leader coaching and development, creating a focussed internal review cycle (bespoke to the school)

Whole School Performance Review

Including some or all of the following features (following discussion with the Headteacher/Executive Head):

  • A skilled and experienced team, comprising Outstanding Headteachers, School Leaders and HMIs.
  • A structured framework to support performance review
  • The coaching and inclusion of school leaders, to both consolidate and improve their skills in monitoring and evaluation
  • An evidence based process detailing ‘how far’ school improvement priorities are being met, in our detailed and quality assured report which will identify strengths, areas for development and practical next steps. 
  • A quality summary report delivered within five working day.

For further information and a detailed discussion about your needs

Please call 0121 285 0924 or email