Focus work with schools across England and overseas. Our work is with single schools, groups of schools and whole LA groups. We have worked with schools from over 80% of LAs in England. In the average year, over 5000 schools access Focus services.
The case studies below give an indication of the types of work we undertake. Above all, we provide a bespoke service which is steered by your agenda. Our core purpose is to enable schools and academies to be the best they can be.
Example Case Study: CHRIST CHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL, LICHFIELD
Christ Church Primary School is a large school in Lichfield. The headteacher is Sheila Gaffiney. The Focus consultant working with Christ Church School is Simon Camby.
How the school have used Focus...
We have used Focus Education for a number of years, accessing a wide range of their services. We became aware of their services five years ago when they delivered curriculum training for the local authority. We thought the course was excellent and have continued to use their services since then, including:
A central training course for Ofsted inspection delivered to the Head and Deputy Head.
Consultancy training on developing the curriculum.
Publications to support SEF writing and curriculum planning.
This year we have worked with Simon on whole school improvement. He worked in school with the leadership team and led a whole staff training day. This enabled us to develop our ideas and improve our practice. It has had a very positive impact within school. Consequently, we have now booked further consultant time with him to support us in moving our school to ‘Outstanding’.
What the school think...
The training and resources we have purchased have always been excellent. It is good to work with consultants like Simon who have a deep understanding of current educational practice and the skills to adapt them in training, meeting the needs of our school. The fact that the services are delivered across the country and in a wide variety of settings, means that there is a breadth of experience that is second to none.
More Case Studies....
Hindley Primary School, Wigan
Sheffield Local Authority
St Albans CE School, Camden
Westwood Primary School, Oldham
St Josephs Catholic Primary School, Leigh
Miriam Lord Primary School, Bradford
Hopwood Primary School, Rochdale
This is a very small example of some of the ways focus has worked with some schools and academies.