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Education Strategy Partnership

The Education Strategy Partnership (ESP) was formed in September 2017 and is a group of local schools who work collaboratively in the best interests of students in the Swindon area. We are committed to improving learning outcomes for around 4000 students, across all educational phases.

Currently the ESP comprises:

Secondary Schools

  • Highworth Warneford
  • Commonweal
  • Dorcan
  • Pewsey Vale

Primary and Playgroups

  • Westrop Primary
  • Lethbridge Primary
  • Robert Le Kyng Primary
  • King William Street Primary
  • Croft Playgroup
  • CENTRAL RLK Playgroup
  • King William Street Playgroup
  • Clifton Street Playgroup

What we do:

The core business of the ESP is to focus on strategies to improve teaching and learning but we recognise that, to achieve this, all aspects of our schools need to be considered.

Some current projects and support include:

Teaching and Learning

  • Progress of Boys
  • Transition Projects in Years 0 – 1 and 6 – 7 (literacy and numeracy focus)
  • MFL in primaries

Leadership and Management

  • Emerging Leaders courses
  • Support for new Heads/Chairs of Governors
  • NPQSL and NPQH support
  • SLT support
  • Regular meetings of Phase Heads
  • Performance management reviews
  • OFSTED preparation


  • Regular meetings of Chairs of Governors
  • Induction of new governors
  • Governance reviews
  • Bespoke governor training


  • SENCO meetings
  • Business Manager meetings

If you want more information, or wish to ask about joining the ESP, please contact Keith Defter (ESP Partnership Coordinator) using the email