‘Support & Challenge’ for maintained schools
SAfE works in partnership with Surrey County Council and the Phase Council Leads to identify schools who need to move to Support & Challenge. Resources are allocated to these schools for targeted school improvement plans to be drawn up and implemented.
These plans have a budget attached which is either allocated from the SAfE commission or can be funded by the school itself if their finances allow. Representatives from SCC, Phase Councils and SAfE meet termly to share information, review progress of current S&C schools and refer new S&C schools where necessary or transition S&C schools out of the programme when they no longer need that level of support.
Ofsted Inspection Notification Process
As a maintained school, SAfE will be informed when you receive your Ofsted Inspection notification.
You will be contacted by a member of the SAfE Team to ask whether you require pre-inspection support from a SAfE Advisor. You will then be called by the Advisor before 5pm that day. If the Ofsted Inspector asks for a conversation with the LA/SAfE, please ring 01483 749954 and a member of the SAfE Team will arrange for a SAfE Advisor to be available.
If your school has been identified as a Support and Challenge School, the allocated SAfE Advisor will contact you directly to discuss any support you may require. They will also be available to attend your post inspection feedback.
If you are either an academy or a maintained school and need any additional pre Ofsted support please contact email@example.com
Support for Headteacher Recruitment and Appointment
SAfE has the commission from the LA to support headteacher appointments in all maintained schools at all stages of the recruitment process.
Once you have received written confirmation of the resignation from you Headteacher and before you start the process the recruitment process, the Governing Body must contact SAfE. This applies even if you are a faith school, although you must inform your diocese too.
SAfE can also provide bespoke support for governing bodies appointing a new Headteacher. For maintained schools this is provided at no cost to the school.
Please contact the SAfE team for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org