sia-logo-2Gorse Covert is part of the ‘School Improvement Alliance’ (SIA), along with 13 other primary schools in Warrington.

We started the SIA over 3 years ago and have already demonstrated a considerable impact on teaching and learning across our schools.

Over the last few years we have:

  • developed our own NQT programme
  • developed an RQT programme
  • Run Schools Direct with Great Sankey Teaching School
  • Used external advisers to evidence strengths and areas for development in each of our school
  • Completed monitoring visits to other schools
  • Run leadership programmes to develop senior leaders
  • employed a Safeguarding lead
  • developed an EYFS network
  • developed a subject leader network

Unfortunately, the SIA disbanded in Sep 2019 but we continue to work alongside the Teaching School.