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Ensuring the provision of high quality education for all pupils

Our academy improvement strategy is led by two highly experienced Chief Education Officers, Sarah Mills and Annette Montague.

Sarah Mills

Annette Montague

Each phase (primary, secondary and special) has an associated Improvement Framework that sets out clearly the support, opportunities and challenge provided to academies.  Our work is underpinned by 3 key features:

  1. Building capacity and expertise in leaders and practitioners
  2. Ensuring effective and accurate academy-level bespoke Improvement Plans
  3. Ensuring high quality, effective quality assurance processes.

You can find out how this applies in each of our phases below.




Pictured above: Primary Education Leaders at the Principals' Conference 2024 

Pictured above: Secondary Education Leaders at the Principals' Conference 2024  

Pictured above: Special Education Leaders at the Principals' Conference 2024