"We found the process very valuable as it is an essential part of our self evaluation programme with CPD and PM being now very much on the Ofsted agenda" - Head, Churnet View Middle School

"Our staff from the focus group have stated that it would be beneficial to run that session with all staff and valued the work undertaken" - Paul Cowen, Biddick School Sports College

But I already do a lot of staff development. What is the SKEIN service going to tell me I don’t already know?

SKEIN can help even the best schools to better focus their energies and money on professional development processes, systems and activities which deliver actual benefit for pupils. Schools, that are in general enthusiastic, organised supporters of their staff development, rarely evaluate (or know how to evaluate) the impact of the CPD they provide or pay for.

Will the outcomes of your work with us remain confidential to us?

Each SKEIN school receives its own report which is fully confidential to them. It’s up to each school to decide whether and how they want to share the findings internally or otherwise. E.g. some school leaders we’ve worked with chose to share excerpts from their report or report summaries with their staff whilst others decided to just use them to inform their organisation’s strategic development.