Best Practice

Internal audits: Specialist teacher review teams

One multi-academy trust has introduced a system of specialist teacher review – or STaR teams – to help guide internal performance audits. CEO Louise Smith explains more

Like many multi-academy trusts around the country Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT) has been steadily expanding in recent years.

Since we were established in 2016 – the first in our town – we have grown from two to six primary schools in Warrington and nearby Widnes. We are planning to grow further in the next few months.

This steady growth creates real opportunities for our children and our staff; our schools get the support, expertise and professional development from staff from across the trust so that they can provide the very best education standards for pupils. Trust schools also make their budgets go further by using our centralised payroll, procurement and facilities management services.

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