Case Studies

NM Education Consultants

Case Study Example

Primary School | Time taken: 14 months


The rapid removal of Special Measures and stabilisation of the school following academisation.


  • A larger than average-sized primary academy.
  • Most pupils come from White British families.
  • A higher-than-average proportion of pupils come from a mix of minority ethnic groups.
  • The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average.
  • The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs is above average.
  • The proportion of pupils for whom the academy receives the pupil premium is well above average.
  • The academy did not meet the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • The school converted to become an academy the previous year.


  • Recruitment to key leadership positions
  • Recruitment of experienced teachers to develop core subjects and act as role models
  • Development of Middle Leadership Introduction of key teaching and learning policies to provide firm foundation
  • Rapid raising of expectations of staff, pupils and parents
  • Introduced School Council and Parent Council to engage stakeholders
  • Robust data analysis and action planning
  • 6 weekly review of progress
  • Introduced policies and programmes for the rapid improvement of reading and phonics across the school
  • Clear performance management of staff at all levels
  • Robust monitoring and evaluation schedule put into place
  • Targeted feedback and response
  • Coaching at all levels
  • Clear in-house CPD leading to consistent policy and procedure.
  • Development of EYFS to include next steps, indoor and outdoor environments.



  • Removed from Special Measures to Good within 14 months
  • EYFS
  • GLD rapidly increased to 73% from historically low levels of 19% and 27% in the previous two years
  • 11% at ARE on entry moving to 73% by July.
  • All pupils made at least expected progress, with 63% exceeding expected progress.
  • Year 1 Phonics
  • Historically low at 32% for the previous two years raised to 78% achieving the phonic level.
  • Year 2 SATS
  • Significant progress in all subjects with ARE increasing from 13.4 in previous year to 16.6, with reading, mathematics and all subjects combined being above national average.
  • 100% Level 2 mathematics
  • Year 6 SATS
  • Reading raised from 39% to 77%, Writing raised from 36% to 70% and maths from 44% to 64%.
  • Leadership and Management
  • Succession Plan developed and put in place to ensure the school’s continued growth and success following the withdrawal of NMEC leadership.

Our Experience Base


  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Specialist Schools

Deputy Headships

  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Specialist Schools

We specialise in working with schools in category or at risk of category and rapidly moving them to good.

Our Specialist Qualifications Base

  •  Teaching Degree with QTS
  • MA
  • NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)
  • SIP (School Improvement Partner)
  • AI (Additional Inspector – OFSTED)
  • Tribal Trained Overseas Inspector
  • Professional Coaches
  • DISC Certified Trainers

“A significant and sustained trend of improvement has been established in pupils’ achievement.”


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