* 11-19 Support Services

Brought to you by Octavo's School Improvement team


Jonathan Stewart, Improvement Adviser – 14-19
020 8241 5466


This team of Ofsted trained professionals will support your organisation with bespoke services to improve standards, raise attainment, respond to changes in Government policy and prepare for inspection.

Supported by expert data analysis, extensive knowledge and experience of working with Croydon’s schools and colleges, this team is skilled in working with leadership teams, departmental teams and class teachers/ tutors.

In addition to the existing team, quality assured, specialist professionals from further afield can be commissioned, on your request, to support the development of particular elements of your organisation.

11-19 Support Services offers a range of services available to purchase. The cost of the service includes 2 days of in-school delivery as well as time for planning and preparation.

Topics include:

  • Joint observations
  • Teaching and learning reviews
  • Subject specific quality development and coaching
  • Transition improvement:
  • Key Stage 2 to 3
  • Key Stage 3 to 4
  • Key Stage 4 to 5
  • Faculty reviews

School Improvement also provides the following services for Secondary Schools:

  • Preparation for Ofsted & Mock Ofsted inspections – see the Ofsted Support and Preparation provider page for more details
  • Support for the leadership team & Support and mentoring of middle leaders – see the Leadership and Management provider page for more details

School Improvement: 14-19 Support Services:

The cost of the service includes a half day of in-school delivery as well as time for planning and preparation.

  • Setting up and running a new sixth form
  • Sixth form reviews
  • Implementation of the Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) – age 17
  • Preparation for RPA – age 18 by 2015
  • Post 16 support network
  • Understanding post 16 funding policy and methodology
  • Post 16 data interpretation and management
  • Support to ensure delivery of effective information, advice and guidance (IAG) to students
  • Careers Network

Prices vary depending on the number of forms of entry per year group. Please ensure that you purchase the correct service for the size of school.

  • Per school pricing is available to view when logged in


  • A skilled team with local expertise who understand your organisation and intake
  • Improved Ofsted outcomes
  • Better examination results
  • Increased motivation amongst staff resulting in lower turnover and improved teaching
  • Building capacity for sustained improvement


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