Professional Advocacy for Children in Education (PACE)

Making sure that pupils’ consistent experience is high quality ‌learning. ‌

Schools are responsible for school improvement; Derby City’s Professional Advocacy for Children in Education (previously known as School Improvement Team), in partnership with other teams across Children and Young People, is the team that fulfils the Council’s statutory school improvement duties. These include:

These are seen as core duties, although other statutory requirements linked to school improvement include assessment and moderation, the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE), Equalities and Safeguarding.

Schools themselves now play a leading role in school improvement, with ‘school to school support’ being the preferred model.