The Southern Partnership for Excellence in Leadership & Learning or SPELL specialises in school improvement, from Primary to Post-16, mainly within the Hampshire/Wiltshire/Dorset area. The SPELL alliance is a collective of Good and Outstanding schools with experienced Headteachers/lead practitioners who have a diverse range of expertise. SPELL can offer a range of support services including the completion of audits, support for strategic leadership at middle/senior level, implementation of a quality performance management framework and support for effective classroom based practice to include the delivery of bespoke INSET training. Through an MA Hub and links with three HEI providers staff have access to Masters accredited programmes.
SPELL has a track record of supporting school improvement across phase, working with schools in special measures/identified as ‘in need of improvement’.
We support School Direct through the University of Southampton across our alliance of schools both in primary and secondary training. Please follow the link for further details.
SPELL has secondary and primary SCITT provision in addition to offering School Direct, Troops to Teachers and other ITT placements.
Leadership Development and Talent Management
SPELL is a Strategic member of QTL – Quality Through Leadership – a National College licensee for the delivery of leadership programmes at level1 (NPQML), level 2 (NPQSL) and level 3 ( NPQH). Within the partnership we have a large number of NC trained facilitators and LLE and NLE accredited senior leaders. Please visit www.QTL.org.uk for more details on the application process.
Teaching and Learning
We are proud to now have 3 fully trained Olevi Facilitators within the alliance supporting the delivery of the Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) and the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP). Please see our courses page for more details.
SPELL has 18 outstanding lead practitioners accredited as SLEs with a wide range of specialisms. This experience and expertise ensures an unrivalled understanding of what makes effective teaching and learning. We are able to offer support to other schools with a focus on Good to Outstanding T&L. SPELL can also support staff in their move from Satisfactory to Good.