Primary Membership 2024/25

School Improvement Partners

Members tell us that our in-school work has the greatest impact on their improvement agenda and headteachers have confidence in our associates knowing they are quality assured to very high standards.

By increasing contact to three in-school visits across the academic year we can increase our provision of external validation and bespoke support or training. Some of you may choose to go down a School Improvement Partner route, others will want a different approach. If you are a federation you may choose to use these three visits to look at a federation wide issue, or to work in one of your schools.

We can be flexible around the needs and priorities in your school. Please click here for examples of how this might work in your school.

The following will ALL be included in the membership price:

*Discounted Walkthru subscription cost additional, please see price below

This approach provides clear models for learning, based upon a secure evidence base. In 24/25 join the Norfolk WalkThrus cohort to provide a network to integrate this pedagogical approach to improving teaching and learning across our schools. CPD, networks and instructional coaching all included in membership!
Using Pupil Premium Funding
You can use your Pupil Premium Funding because VNET supports you in “Developing high-quality teaching, assessment and a broad and balanced, knowledge-based curriculum which responds to the needs of pupils” (Ref 1). We will help you build VNET into your Pupil Premium plan and provision.

"We use Pupil Premium funding to pay for VNET because it supports CPD at all levels across our school allowing all of our children to benefit from quality first teaching".

Projects – bringing experts into your schools

Projects offer us a way to bring experts into the county to share a wider perspective with our members. Leading experts in their fields, they will facilitate three online sessions across the year, which will provide not only the theory but also practical strategies to create a positive impact in school.

One project of your choice is included in your membership, additional projects at £500+VAT each

Inclusive attendance
– Wayne Harris
Attendance remains one of the most significant challenges schools face nationwide, with data highlighting significant gaps, particularly among disadvantaged and SEND pupils. Wayne Harris (Inclusive Attendance) offers the sole accredited CPD programme in the UK. Collaborating with over 450 schools across primary, secondary, and AP/PRU settings, and having a significant impact on culture and outcomes - schools accessing the Inclusive Attendance model are surpassing national DFE data.
Effective assessment in foundation subjects
– Jonathan Lear
Assessment is a vital tool in ensuring that your curriculum is working well for your pupils. The next steps are to ensure that assessment practices are as strong in the foundation subjects as they are in core subjects. Jonathan Lear, author of the Monkey Proof Box and Guerrilla Teaching will share a simple model for assessment that enables teachers to make effective judgements about how well the children are learning the curriculum.
Beyond Pupil Premium
– Sean Harris
Sean’s work on tackling poverty and disadvantage in schools provides a rich resource for working in different strands to not only define disadvantage, but also address it through poverty proofing, curriculum and teacher development. This project will allow schools to redefine how they support pupils beyond the pupil premium.
Developing Pupils' Voice
– Dr Victoria Cook, Chartered College of Teaching
Working with an expert researcher and former teacher through partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching, this programme develops methodologies for co-constructing school culture with pupils. Moving pupil voice beyond school council, it will look at ways in which pupils can develop agency and become advocates for their learning and their school communities.


We know that there are no silver bullets or quick fixes in school improvement and we want to work with you over an extended period to ensure a longevity of approach. Often a year-long plan is not enough to embed practice and reap the benefits. We are offering a three year membership price, in a landscape of very tight budgets, guaranteeing that the price will not rise in that time. This will be billed annually. Please let us know into which financial year you want to be billed.

Number on Roll Annual Membership Price Three Year Price*
0 - 150 £3,000+VAT £2,950+VAT
150 - 250 £4,400+VAT £4,250+VAT
250 - 500 £5,400+VAT £5,250+VAT
500+/Federations £6,400+VAT £6,250+VAT

*WalkThru Prices

<200 pupils: £600+VAT for a three year membership, payable at £200+VAT per year
<500 pupils: £1100+VAT, for a three year membership, payable at £367+VAT per year
<1000: at £1800+VAT, for a three year membership, payable at £600+VAT per year

Frequently Asked Questions:

Your membership includes three visits to school in the academic year. You can choose how to spend these visits on your priorities.

You could use a visit to get external validation of your SEF judgements. You might choose to have a deep dive into a subject, followed by a twilight of subject leader training. It could be a session on your SEF and a learning walk. Please see these examples of how you can use your visits here.

A visit typically starts with preparation, reviewing documents or a phone call, followed by half a day in school followed by a written report. Or an afternoon and a twilight, with no written follow up.

Yes, several of our members pay for VNET because it supports Quality First Teaching and they can evidence that in their pupil premium planning and reporting. We have a session in the summer term to help support you with this.

Your peer review triad will be designed to support your priorities and be appropriate to your setting whilst at the same time broadening your knowledge and network.

Your professional community places are for 2 people in your school and can be shared around. So if someone can’t attend one session, a colleague can go instead. 

No, Head Teacher Performance Management is available to book for £500+VAT. The summer term online training session for Governors is included in your membership, book your space here.
The Governor Forum continues to be popular and provides termly CPD. Governor training to support HTPM will remain free to all members. We can provide governance reviews and support at membership prices.
These are group visits to other schools which we organise. They are designed to showcase practice that you want to see in action. For example how a school uses their nurture hub or how they use continuous provision in early years.

Securing success in Year 6 – Maths/English (in-person, half day): Delegates will look in-depth at the KS2 curriculum, identifying the high-value areas and consider carefully the long-term plan for ensuring curriculum coverage of all areas of maths, reflecting on past SATs papers and preparing your children to sit the tests with confidence.

Book Look (online, 1.5 hrs): This course helps to improve monitoring in schools by using both pupil voice and book looks together. It ensures that leaders can use their monitoring to see whether pupils are ‘learning more and remembering more’ and making progress as defined by the Ofsted EIF.

Halfway through your Ofsted Cycle? (online, 1.5 hrs): This session will discuss school improvement opportunities that leaders may want to implement in the second half of their Ofsted cycle. Participants will be supported with a toolkit which will help them plan for their next inspection, and give the school the best chance of a successful outcome.

Effective Appraisals (online, 1 hr): This session considers the school’s approach to performance management in line with their policy and government expectations. It will help establish the link between school improvement target setting and performance management and look at ways in which this can be positive and supportive for staff.

New to Subject Leadership (asynchronous): This course unpicks the roles and responsibilities of a teacher stepping up into subject leadership over four bitesize online modules. The modules cover understanding the current Ofsted framework and its emphasis on curriculum, monitoring and evaluation and effective action planning.

Communication and Interaction in EYFS (online, 1.5 hrs): This session explores strategies such as people games, intensive interaction and the curiosity approach and provides an opportunity for participants to explore how they might use them for a child they are working with. Led by the team from Haringey Education Partnership.

Assessment for Learning Strategies for TAs (online): This session covers how to use formative assessment strategies practically across the curriculum. It provides tips and strategies to engineer effective discussions and best practice in supporting oral and written feedback.


Secondary Membership

MAT Membership

Ref 1: Department of Education, Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders, March 2023.