School to School Support

Loreto Learning and Support have a number of identified outstanding leaders and practictioners who work with schools within and beyond Trafford to support School Improvement and improve outcomes for all children.

We have a range of leaders, advisors and consultants who are available to provide support, training and guidance in a wide variety of areas – from Whole School to subject specific.


Loreto is proud to be able to offer a range of subject specific support from a range of experts in their respective fields. Currently we are able to offer support in the following areas: Maths, History, Science, English, MFL, RE, SEND, Behaviour and attendance, Geography, Curriculum Development, teaching and learning.


Peer to Peer Reviews

"The whole process has been an excellent Leadership learning experience for our Assistant Head. She has valued the opportunity to visit other schools and to be able to have the professional conversations around effectiveness of provision. She has grown as a leader throughout this review process and the students and school will benefit from this" EPCHS, Headteacher

 "Overall, an excellent model that has not only supported our own school improvement journey but has strengthened my AHT’s knowledge and understanding – superb CPD"  St. Nicholas Catholic High School, Headteacher

Providing CPD for senior leaders within and beyond their school environment, Peer to Peer reviews can be arranged and tailored to suit each school's specific needs.   For more information please contact the school.

Feedback on support provided by Loreto TSA:

“The executive headteacher and associate headteacher are providing very strong leadership and ensuring that actions are taken to ensure rapid improvements to the quality of education at the school”

Ofsted Section 8, St Antonys Catholic College

“There has been intensive support from Loreto Grammar School, for example in terms of leadership development, improving the quality of teaching and moderating teachers’ assessment of students’ work….  Since the last inspection, senior leaders and governors have focused relentlessly on improving provision and standards and raising aspirations for the entire school community. Decisive action has been taken to tackle underperformance… and expectations have been raised. Senior leaders have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and have taken effective action to improve teaching... Teaching in a wide range of subjects is improving swiftly.”  

St.Antony's CC Ofsted

 “…the national teaching school have provided good support in this respect. They have also assisted the school in making sure that the checks made on its work are accurate and that suitable plans are in place to make further improvements”

Ofsted, Sale High School

“The brokered support from others schools, including coaching and specialist leader support, has helped to improve teaching and strengthen middle leadership.”

Ofsted, Lostock College  “Leaders have made effective use of links with a local teaching school. A consultant from the teaching school has provided additional challenge and support to the school, for example in the form of training for staff…and is making a significant contribution to the increased rate of progress in improving the school”

Ofsted, Egerton High School, Section 8

“The headteacher, with the support of an enthusiastic staff team, has successfully addressed the issues from the last inspection so that the school is now good. He has been further assisted by a supportive but challenging governing body as well as the advice and guidance received from a national leader of education.”

Ofsted, Egerton High School

“Thanks for being so supportive and willing to tell us some difficult truths! You’ve been a trusted friend of the school and have every right to delight in and feel part of this outcome”

Chair of Governors, Egerton High School 

“Thanks for all of your support – you have been a vital part of our achievement”

Headteacher, Egerton High School

“It has been a privilege to work with ….. and I have found the support, expert knowledge and experience invaluable”

Acting Headteacher, Loreto High School, Chorlton


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Posted on: 22/10/2021

Summer School 2021

Loreto was delighted to provide an optional Summer School funded by the Department for Education to support pupils in making up for education missed during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was a welcome opportunity to offer all new year 7 students an insight into the Loreto Community and also additional support for some of our Year 10 students to recover lost curriculum and prepare for year 11. Year 7 Summer School A choice of 2 different weeks were offered to all incoming Year 6 students (our new Year 7) and this flexibility, together with the overwhelming support from parents and carers, ensured a take up of more than 87% of the year group. With the help of staff and sixth form students the aim of the weeks was to support the transition from primary school to secondary school. We gave the new students an opportunity to experience the school environment and ethos without the daunting aspect of many other students. The students were split into groups, to facilitate greater social interaction and allow new friendships to be formed.  In a very short space of time, we saw their confidence grow along with their awareness of the Loreto community.   The students were fortunate to be able to experience many different aspects of a secondary school curriculum. Over the course of the Summer School two weeks, pupils were able to engage in a mixture of academic and enrichment activities in Science, Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Music workshops, Creative Arts, Languages and even an indoor planetarium. The students also grew their talents and explored the arts and this will lead to their Arts Award qualification during 2021/22. An enlightening experience for the whole Loreto community – both staff and pupils alike.    The students also had the invaluable opportunity to meet new peers and get to know each other in their new setting, particularly during their free time at break and lunch. The students also had tours of the school to prepare them ahead of the start of the academic year, guided by a sixth former perspective.   Feedback from students and parents\carers   “I just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You for hosting a wonderful summer school last week. My daughter had an awesome week meeting new friends, exploring the school and of course learning lots!  It really was a fabulous week and now she is excited and ready for September.  Please pass on our thanks to the teachers, sixth-formers and all the staff.”  “I'd also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the staff involved in putting on this week. It has been great for the girls to get the chance to feel a bit more comfortable in their new surroundings and start making new friends. After a long and testing academic year it really is very generous of so many people to volunteer their time. “  Year 10 Summer School The Year 10 summer school in English offered provision for students to benefit from additional support in both English Language and English Literature. This included some revision of key skills including language analysis and reading strategies and introductory work on a set text in English Literature. It enabled some diagnosis of student's needs in order to inform an ongoing programme of support throughout year 11. Summer School Funding Funds Claimed from the Department for Education (695 student days of summer school) £39,485 NB Loreto delivered the summer school at 5% less than the DfE allocation of £299 per student per week with an actual average cost of £285 Costs:- Staffing – including all oncosts for 36 external and internal teaching and support staff (11 days of summer school delivered) £18,506 Daily refreshments and lunch for all attendees £3,740 Special activities – hire of planetarium £590 Educational resources for all subjects taught (including full moderation and certification of the Arts Award) £7,027 Educational resources – including allowable investment in technology and equipment (demonstrating good value for money as this will be used subsequently for the long term benefit of the pupils) £7,649 Other – site costs and cleaning £1,973 Total Cost £39,485  Read More
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