School To School Support

We currently deliver school improvement with the Local Authority that is high-impact and sustainable. This can be evidenced by our success over the last 18 months. 5 schools supported by PTSA have been inspected and 10 have improved their Inspection outcomes to Good or Outstanding.

The process of identifying, conducting due diligence visits, crafting action plans, delivering support and evidencing impact is constantly evolving and improving. We carefully balance the need for swift and sustainable support with rigorous quality assurance.

It is anticipated that, while School Forum funding will disappear, teaching schools will be able access school improvement grants for schools meeting specific criteria.

We wish to dispel the myth that we are a primary only teaching school. We currently have 104 SLEs 37 are secondary and we are engaged in supporting 4 secondary schools in Plymouth.

  • Improved exam results
  • Improved progress within specific department or specialist areas.
  • Improved attendance
  • Improved Ofsted evidence
  • Successful Academy transition
  • Improved behaviour / discipline
  • Progress in closing the achievement gap (particularly in relation to pupils in receipt of FSM and vulnerable groups).
  • Reduction of in-school variation
  • Evidence of external accreditation
  • Improved growth, confidence and learning
  • Improved quality of teaching and learning
  • Improved CPD
  • Improved knowledge management
  • Falling rates of staff absence
  • Improved team ethos / morale
  • Increased networks / partnerships and collaboration
  • Improved development of ITT / NQTs
  • Increased willingness to secure accountability of others
  • Increased leadership profile
  • Improved internal processes and standards
  • Improved self-evaluation
  • Improved planning, including strategic planning
  • Greater focus on priorities
  • Improved financial processes and systems
  • Improved views of parents, governors and others in the community.
  • Increased support for the most able pupils.
  • Greater progress by individual children
  • More developed system leadership roles locally or nationally.


Are Outstanding Principals / Headteachers who, together with staff in their schools (designated National Support Schools or Teaching Schools), use their skills and experience to support schools, often in challenging circumstances.


Are outstanding middle leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools.


Are trained in outreach guidance in a number of areas, including Business Management and non-teaching role support.

How to request School to School Support

The best way to enquire about our School to School Support offer is to contact a PTSA team member via email or by telephone on 01752 785891.

See below the schools that we work with.

Primary Schools:

• Boringdon Primary School

• College Road Primary School

• Compton CofE Primary School

• Drake Primary School

• Eggbuckland Vale Primary School

• Elburton Primary School

• Ford Primary School

• Glen Park Primary School

• High View School

• High Street Primary School

• Hooe Primary Academy

• Hyde Park Infants’ School

• Hyde Park Junior School

• Knowle Primary School

• Laira Green Primary School

• Leigham Primary School

• Mary Dean’s CofE Primary School

• Mill Ford School

• Montpelier Primary School

• Mount Street Primary

• Mount Tamar School

• Mount Wise Community Primary

• Pennycross Primary School

• Pilgrim Primary School

• Plymouth School of Creative Arts

• Plympton St Maurice Primary School

• Pomphlett Primary School

• Prince Rock Primary School

• Riverside Community Primary School

• Salisbury Road Primary School

• Shakespeare Primary School

• St Matthew’s C of E Primary & Nursery Academy

• St Peter’s RC Primary School

• Stoke Damerel Primary School

• Stuart Road Primary School

• Thornbury Primary School

• Tor Bridge Primary School


• Victoria Road Primary School

• Weston Mill Community Primary School

• Whitleigh Community Primary School

• Widewell Primary School

• Widey Court Primary

• Woodfield Primary School

• Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

Secondary Schools:

• All Saints Church of England Academy

• Devonport High School for Boys

• Eggbuckland Community College

• Hele’s Trust

• Plymouth High School for Girls

• Sir John Hunt Community Sports College

• Stoke Damerel Community College

• Tor Bridge High