Areas of Support
Through the experiences that Cheam Common Junior Academy, together with other schools in the LEO Academy Trust, we are able and committed to supporting schools with a wide range of topics, including the following areas:
School / College recovery
Across the Trust, we have been successful at redesigning school curricular, focusing on recovering vitally missed knowledge, skills and understanding. We can also support schools with evaluating teaching and learning and considering what lessons from school closures can be used to continue to develop teaching and learning.
Reducing teacher workload
Through collaborative working, streamlined administrative processes and cloud based working, the LEO Academy Trust has been able to reduce staff workload, whilst also maximising and enhancing pupil outcomes, opportunities and experiences. We’d really enjoy working with schools to identify how they can reduce staff workload in an efficient manner.
School improvement plans
The use of technology is interwoven into the Trust Teaching and Learning strategy. When considering how, why and when to use technology, our focus has always been on using it as an effective tool to school improvement, not only for teaching staff but also the wider school community. As part of the EdTech Demonstrator programme, we’d be delighted to work with schools to review school improvement plans, integrating technology where appropriate.
School resource management
Through our experiences gained with large scale procurement, deploying 1:1 devices and managing complicated IT resource budgets, we are able to work alongside other MATs and schools, to review existing contracts, equipment and procurement methods, to ensure that all resources in school are fully aligned to delivering on the school improvement plan.
Securing an accessible and inclusive curriculum, including pupils with SEND and excluded pupils / students.
At the LEO Academy Trust, it was crucial that all children were able to access devices and so our 1:1 chromebook programme was offered to all pupils free of charge. During the pandemic, we ensured that all children had access to the internet by providing dongles to those who requested it. We strongly believe that EdTech tools, when used effectively, can provide SEND children with more independence and confidence and allow them to access a broader curriculum.
Raising standards using specific tools
At the heart of everything we do in the LEO Academy Trust is pupil’s learning. In order to provide children with the best quality learning experiences, we use a range of cloud based tools to enhance teaching and learning. We’ve got some tried and tested methods for implementing new tools and are keen to work with schools looking to implement Google Workspace, Seesaw and other tools.