Education Improvement Offer
The Design of the Rise Offer
As a Multi-Academy-Trust we have a range of schools with individual contexts and
needs. The design of our offer has a tiered approach, with three levels of support
for schools depending on their individual needs, in line with our principles of
equity and entitlement. This is delivered through our Core Offer, Core Offer +, and
Core Offer + +.
The Core Offer is a minimum entitlement for all schools within the Trust. Its elements
allow for schools to be supported on their improvement journey, whatever their current
effectiveness. The Core + and Core + + offers retain all the elements of the Core Offer,
but add additional support for schools that require a more concentrated approach to
school improvement in order to make rapid gains.
A Tiered Approach
In order to direct our resources appropriately and provide an equitable
improvement offer, there is a clear and transparent system to determine which
level of support each individual school will receive over the academic year.
Through an accurate review process, we use a number of set indicators to identify and
classify schools into ‘tiers’ to determine the level of support they will receive, according
to their individual need. Each ‘tier’ corresponds to the Core, Core +, or Core + +
improvement offer that schools in that tier will receive as standard across the year.
This identification and classification of schools is done through a number of
mechanisms - both table top activities, and in-school review and assessments. Data
analysis, review of key documentation including SEF & SIP, and in-school reviews by the
Director of Education form part of the identification process.
The indicators for each ‘tier’ are not an exhaustive list, and there will be nuance in the
categorisation of schools, through discussion between school leaders, the Director of
Education, and the CEO. The classification of schools will be continually monitored
throughout the year, with formal reviews taking place annually.