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School Performance Alliance for Richmond and Kingston (SPARK)


SPARK is the School Performance Alliance for Richmond and Kingston.

Our key aims are to:

  1. Support all schools to become sustainably Good or better
  2. Help all schools to continually improve provision so that all pupils make good progress from their different starting points, including disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND
  3. Provide bespoke professional development that meets the needs of our schools in the changing educational landscape.

Our School Improvement Strategy explains in detail how we aim to achieve this.

For the 2019-20 academic year 78 schools in Kingston and Richmond (70%) have purchased the full package of SPARK support, with a further 23 schools (21%) opting for one or more strands. Our annual survey of feedback from schools gives more information about our impact.

We have a fantastic team of Advisers who work with schools in a variety of ways.

If you would like more information about SPARK and what we can offer, please contact Rosemary Hafeez, Associate Director, School Standards and Performance.

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