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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

GLT Our Journey

Girls' Learning Trust Successes to Date

The  Girls' Learning Trust (GLT) was formed in September 2015 and to date has achieved the following:
  • Strong student outcomes at both of the original schools
  • Growth to three schools in April 2018 when Carshalton High School for Girls joined
  • Continued recruitment of excellent staff
  • The Headteachers have been freed from the business functions of the school to allow more of a focus on school performance
  • Effective sharing and benchmarking of school data has enabled better evaluation of performance
  • Centralisation of support functions has resulted in significant cost savings
  • A Trust-wide improvement strategy focussed on collaboration and support between schools including Executive team support, a cross-trust dept. review programme and support for underperforming departments
  • Effective staff development including a Trust wide teacher development  programme, annual GLT staff conference, and a sharing of expertise and resources
  • Increased student opportunities through subject collaboration, joint careers events, Higher Education programme, competitions and student leadership training
  • A strong Trust  Board and governance model that allows specialisation at committee level including Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)
  • A financially secure Trust able to support and manage further growth of the Trust

Where Next for GLT?

We aim to:

  • Grow, but in a manageable way- 5 schools in the Trust by 2020
  • Remain as an all-girls Trust that has a clear identity
  • Include more non-selective schools in the Trust to further strengthen the model
  • Retain financial stability as the Trust grows  by achieving cost economies of scale