Cambridgeshire School Improvement Board

CSIB

The Cambridgeshire School Improvement Board (CSIB) brings together representatives of all phases with FE, the Teaching School Alliances, school partnerships, the Diocesan Authorities, the universities, elected members, governors, the teacher unions and the Regional Schools Commissioner.

 The aim of the Board is to ensure that all of these groups work together to meet the County’s priorities. Its key objectives are:

  • Define and promote a Cambridgeshire entitlement for leadership development.
  • Commission programmes to accelerate the achievement of our disadvantaged groups.
  • Champion raised aspirations for Cambridgeshire, to include a cultural entitlement for all children.

 For documents relating to previous meetings, please visit our knowledge hub group.*

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 CSIB School Improvement Fund

The County Council has allocated some one-off funding to the Cambridgeshire School Improvement Board for school improvement within the county. The Board is inviting bids from schools, clusters or teaching schools to support specific, targeted projects which will address the CSIB priorities. Please see below for details of the projects which were given approval in the first round; the deadline for submitting second round bids is 13th January 2018.

 Please find here, the guidance notes and the application form to use to bid for funds.

It is intended that bids be for amounts of money between £5000 and £10,000, and that the project be intended to last for a year or less. If you would like more information, please contact Rachel Snape, Chair of the Board, at head@spinney.cambs.sch.uk or Helen Manley, facilitator, at helen.manley@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

projects funded 2017-2018

Lead school

Schools involved in the project

 

Project summary

Area

Phase

Abbots Ripton, on behalf of the Hunts Area Primary Partnership

 

 

Abbots Ripton

Hartford Infant School

Hartford Junior School

Houghton

St Annes

St Johns

Stukeley Meadows Wyton On The Hill

This is a cluster-based approach to School Improvement. It develops a culture of partnership working through school self-evaluation, peer review and school-to-school support. Funding from this bid will ensure that at least 8 identified schools within the cluster will undertake a review during this academic year.

Hunts

Primary

Alderman Jacobs

 

 

Alderman Jacobs

 

 

The aim of the project is to develop our ‘work week’ to promote work as a positive and exciting opportunity, to showcase a range of opportunities and jobs, to encourage children to think aspirationally and to set themselves goals for their future which are ambitious and promote and inspire them to work hard both during primary and into secondary school so that they can achieve what they want for themselves and see that there is a value for working hard.

East Cambs & Fenland

Primary

Barrington

 

 

Barrington

Foxton

Petersfield

Talking Together - The BFP Oracy project.

During this school year we aim to run professional development training to upskill staff, supported by Voice 21. Staff from the different schools will have release time to work together and support each other to plan oracy development into the curriculum. The staff will then work with the children to develop the physical, linguistic, cognitive and social/emotional aspects of their oracy skills to raise standards in speaking and listening.

South Cambs and City

Primary

Cambs Music/Cambs Utd Football Club

 

 

St Luke’s

Abbey Meadows

Mayfield

Cottenham VC

 

Football SambaFest:

 

This is an exciting initiative to provide an innovative cross curricular project in a new collaboration between Cambridge United FC and Cambridgeshire Music. Its primary aim is to engage schools, students and their local community in an arts and sporting event, to improve self-esteem and a feeling of self-worth, by raising aspirations and mental well-being in a cultural project so that students can achieve their potential.

 

Students in Years 5-8, including D/deaf students, will be involved in this project.

South Cambs and City

Primary

Secondary

Chesterton CC

In the first year, we will work with 10 students from each of five schools

Realising Potential: Empowering disadvantaged students through the acquisition of cultural capital.

The aim of this project is to develop a sustainable model for delivering cultural opportunities to the most disadvantaged KS3 learners in Cambridge City secondary schools.

South Cambs and City

Secondary

Ely St John’s, on behalf of Ely School Partnership

 

 

Ely St Johns

Littleport

Ely St Mary’s

Millfield

The Lantern

Downham Feoffes

Ely College

Spring Meadow

To improve progress in writing across our schools and to diminish the differential for our disadvantaged pupils through:

  • Working together to improve moderation
  • Improving the progress of those in KS1 & KS2 with high prior attainment
  • Developing the skills of teachers in moderating
  • Identify shared/common barriers and successful strategies/approaches to reducing the detrimental impact of these.

East Cambs & Fenland

Primary

Kite Teaching School Alliance

 

 

Abbey Meadows

Bewick Bridge

Cherry Hinton

Colville

Trumpington Meadows

Fawcett

Morley Memorial

Newnham Croft

Park Street

Queen Emma

Queen Edith

Ridgefield

St Luke’s

St Matthews

St Pauls

St Phillips

The Spinney

Maths Mastery through progression in Calculation

South Cambs and City

Primary

Linton VC

 

 

 

The scope of the project would initially be localised to Linton Village College in the first instance with additional opportunities for future dissemination via CHET, CASSA and cluster primary schools.

Getting Gritty would be aimed at disadvantaged students. It would provide this group with aspiration, confidence, increased self-esteem and practical strategies to develop grit and resilience. The project would be an “early help” intervention and would consist of eight, one hour sessions.

South Cambs and City

Secondary

Melbourn Primary

 

 

Melbourn

Meldreth

Mindfulness Training for Teaching Staff.

South Cambs and City

Primary

New Road Park Lane

 

 

Park Lane Nursery

New Road Primary

Park Lane Primary

Sir Harry Smith Community College.

Identifying and reducing the impact of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) on pupils’ outcomes and welfare

Hunts

Early Years

Primary

Secondary

Stretham Primary, on behalf of the Witchford Area Schools Partnership

 

 

Stretham

Little Thetford

Rackham

Wilburton

Waterbeach

Mepal & Witcham

Robert Arkenstall

Sutton

The Harbour

Witchford VC

Promoting emotional wellbeing in the school community

South Cambs and City

Special

Primary

Secondary

The Grove Primary and North Cambridge Academy

 

 

The Grove

NCA

‘Building resilience and aspiration to ensure the most vulnerable pupils are “secondary ready”’

South Cambs and City

Primary Secondary

The Grove Primary, on behalf of the CB4 cluster

 

 

The Grove

Kings Hedges

Orchard Park

Mayfield

St Lukes

Chesterton Primary

Developing spoken language in Early Years and Key Stage 1 in preparation for writing, including the role of parents

South Cambs and City

Primary

The Spinney

 

 

All

CambsEdFest is a week long celebration that culminates in a one day festival in June/early July.

All

All

Yaxley Infants

 

 

Yaxley Infants

Fourfields

Hartford Infants

plus other A1 cluster schools

Creating Optimum Conditions for Learning in EYFS and KS1 provision: enquiry based learning

Hunts

Early Years

Primary

 

 

The next CSIB meeting is on Weds 24th January 2018 14.00 – 16.30 at Swavesey Village College.

Agenda TBC

Please find below the minutes for the last three CSIB meetings.

Please find the terms of reference for the Cambridgeshire School Improvement Board below.

Contact

Chair 2017-18 : Rachel Snape

Head@Spinney.cambs.sch.uk

Facilitator: Helen Manley - Senior Adviser: Curriculum, Teaching & Leadership

helen.manley@cambridgeshire.gov.uk