School Partnership Working


STARS is a school partnership which is designed to provide opportunities for collaboration and the sharing of good practice, which will result in the improvement of standards within a group of local schools. A Raising Achievement Board has been set up within the collaboration to drive a continuous and consistent trust-wide focus to drive continuous school improvement.

What does STARS mean?

 S – Strategic planning

 We aim to combine our forces to plan ahead to enhance our strengths and tackle our weaknesses.

 T – Team  As a partnership we will work together and support and trust each other.
 A - Aspirational  We will not settle for good but will aspire for the best for all our pupils.
 R – Raising Standards 

We will work together to improve the standards of pupil outcomes as well as the teaching

 S –Sharing Good Practice

Where this is capacity and strength we will share and support others in an atmosphere of trust and mutual benefit.

STARS is a group of 6 local schools Byfleet Primary School, Kingfield Primary School, Maybury Primary School, West Byfleet Infant School, Westfield Primary School and St Mary’s CofE Primary School. The group will work alongside a Babcock Overview partner and other associate headteachers. 

We work collaboratively on many policies and practices to provide high quality school improvement utilising the expertise’s within our schools which include:

  • Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher,  SENCO, School Business Manager and Home School link worker network meetings
  • School Development Plans priorities sharing 

  • Monitoring and Peer Review and SEF reviews
  •  Middle leadership development
  • Shared performance management policies linked to Performance Related Pay
  •  Working parties for Curriculum and Assessment development including standardisation of assessment e.g. Reception baseline
  •  Data analysis through the Raising Achievement Board
  •  Sharing good practice- we will have a good practice register which highlights excellence in particular areas including EAL, Maths, Literacy, EYFS 
  •  NQT training
  •  INSET training and sharing statutory training days
  •  Moderation from Nursery to Year 6
  •  Curriculum leader network meetings
  •  Shared PE provision including utilising skilled PE teachers
  •  Recruitment and Employment


CLICK HERE for STARS Partnership School Improvement Plan