Peer to Peer Network including Rural Schools

The Peer-to-peer network is a two-year opportunity for all schools (especially rural) across the Diocese to join together, learn, share, and network.

This year we are working in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and strategic partners here in the South West. Our focus will be on leadership in improving children’s reading, and its impact on character development.

The programme will focus on supporting teachers in Years 3 and 4 to ensure that they are able to support children who are disadvantaged and need support to become effective readers. It will offer teachers concrete ways of supporting children who struggle with reading and strategies that will benefit all pupils in moving to greater fluency.

We are aware that the focus is often on the Early Years through the English Hubs and the upper KS2 children who are preparing for SATS. Teachers in Year 3 and 4 traditionally have missed the opportunity to access systematic programmes targeted to meet the particular needs of their children.

In this post lockdown period, we believe this programme can help to mitigate gaps that may have appeared during their time at home.We believe reading is key as it opens the door to much of the rest of the curriculum and are excited that this programme will be able to support you in measuring tangible progress.

More information will be shared in our leadership briefings, with a starting date of January 2021. If you would like register your interest please email Fran Bradley .


TBC following our leadership briefing.

The network is facilitated by the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, in partnership with the Diocese of Exeter, and funded by the Pears Foundation.

It is open to Headteachers and senior leaders from church and community schools in rural contexts. Meetings will be held four to five times a year in different schools across Devon. Notices of meetings will be posted on this web page.

To find out more, or to register your participation, please contact Angela Parker in the Diocesan education team on: 01392 294 950 or email Fran Bradley