Bespoke Reviews

Our bespoke reviews provide an opportunity for schools to benefit from ODBE advice in a range of ways. Our reviews and supported self - reviews always begin with a meeting to discuss how the school wishes to use the ODBE support, and the process advisers will follow in order to match this closely to the school’s needs and expectations. 

Supported Self-Review of the Quality of Education

Using evidence from visits to lessons; discussions with pupils; scrutiny of pupils’ work and meetings with leaders and managers, including governors. Aspects of the leadership of teaching and learning will be explored and monitoring the quality of teaching and learning alongside leaders in this way provides an excellent opportunity for schools to scrutinise their own evidence for self-evaluation of provision. This Review may support schools in preparation for inspection.

Supported Self-Review of Leadership and Management

ODBE advisers will use the school’s documentation, including the School Development Plan, leadership structure, meeting minutes and pupil progress information to work with leaders in evaluating their impact on pupil outcomes.

RE Review

Using the Church of England Statement of Entitlement as the benchmark for high quality RE, the review will identify good practice and highlight areas for development.  In the light of the current Ofsted Framework, we will also consider with leaders the contribution of RE to the wider curriculum.

Worship Review

To explore how Collective Worship is an expression of the school’s vision. It may include discussion with pupils, staff, clergy team and governors as part of an agreed programme of visits. The review can include attendance at several examples of collective worship and involve an audit of school documentation including relevant policies, evidence of monitoring and evaluation, the contribution of worship to spiritual development and the impact of worship in the school community.

HR Service

Please email Tim Barnett for details of the HR Service available.


The cost for these additional services is £625 (Primary) or £750 (Secondary), please discuss with your Adviser any additional or bespoke work you wish to consider.


Tracy Makin - Schools’ Support Officer

Tracy will be able to put you in touch with your school adviser.

email Tracy Makin or tel: 01865 208242