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Education Improvement Service

Education Improvement Service

The Education Improvement Service is committed to promoting the highest standards of pupil attainment and progress through the development of schools and other educational settings. We are particularly focused on developing high quality, strategic leadership, teaching and learning and on closing the gap for vulnerable groups.

Our team of expert educationalists provide a core offer to any maintained school judged to be less than good by Ofsted or at risk of not being judged as good at their next inspection. We provide school improvement support for all maintained schools and academies through our traded offer as part of The East Midlands Education Support Service. Through these offers, we aim to ensure all Nottinghamshire pupils receive a good education and live in a country where children are safe, happy and healthy, where everyone enjoys a good quality of life and can achieve their potential. 

Our service includes:

  • Promoting a school led improvement system throughout partnerships working between schools
  • Induction programmes for headteachers, deputy and assistant headteacher
  • Support for inspection and self-evaluation
  • External adviser support for governors undertaking statutory Head Teacher appraisal
  • Bespoke school-based whole governing body training
  • Advice and support for structural reform e.g. federations, academy conversion etc.
  • Support for looked after children from the Virtual School coordinator and team
  • Subject/themed networks and courses including Early Years
  • Acting as the ‘appropriate body’ for NQT accreditation and an NQT training package.

"The support, advice and challenge we have received from our EIA, and the wider EIS, has enabled us to raise standards and move forwards with confidence. The knowledge and commitment within the team ensures we are kept abreast of the many changes happening within the education world." Headteacher, Asquith Primary School.

This service enables you to further develop your leaders’ and teachers’ skills, knowledge and understanding of effective leadership and innovative practice. It offers extensive support for all leaders, including governors and teachers to contribute to closing the educational gap for vulnerable pupils.

There is also a range of central programmes, conference and development activities to support self-improvement at individual, team and school levels and a range of CPD training opportunities.

Education Improvement Service Contact

Andy Fox / Liz Kitts
0115 804 0129 /

More information

School brochure pages on this service [PDF 171KB]

Services For Schools

Full School Brochure

For information about all of the services we offer, please download the latest Services for Schools Brochure 2018.pdf [6.72MB]