“To deliver a sustained and significant improvement in pupil’s achievement and progress via a corresponding improvement in the quality of teaching and learning.” HMI Inspector
“Lilac Sky Schools continues to provide effective additional leadership support which is currently focused on improving teaching and pupils’ learning” OFSTED 2013.
“Director of Education, Trevor Averre-Beeson’s leadership is Visionary and Transformational”
“Crucial to the improvement of the school has been the impact of the drive and ambition from the Lilac Sky School team”
“Across the school we now have a crystal clear picture of what “good” and “outstanding” teaching looks and feels like” Tabor Academy, 2013 .
“The Lilac Sky Company has been contracted by the local authority to provide leadership, it is doing this very effectively” OFSTED 2012
Since 2009 we have worked in over 107 schools and have led and managed 8 of these on behalf of local authorities and governing bodies. With 12 Academies approved in 2013, our aim with each school has been to sustain genuine improvements in progress and achievement, teaching and learning, pupils' behaviour and overall leadership. The schools we have worked with have all passed their OFSTED inspections under our leadership and dramatically improved their exam results; they have also seen rapid improvements in their pupils' behaviour, as well as a reduction-to-zero in exclusions.
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Trevor has been in education for over 30 years, twenty as Headteacher, Executive Headteacher and latterly as Director of Education.
Originally training as an economist and then as a professional musician, married with 4 children, he became the youngest head in the UK at 35, going on to head up 4 schools in London.
In 2002 Trevor became Headteacher of Islington Green School, a school with a troubled past. Tony Blair controversially refused to send his children there when it failed its Ofsted inspection in 1997. It was also the school where the pupils sang on Pink Floyd’s album, “The Wall”, “We Don’t Need No Education”. Ofsted described Trevor as “Visionary and Transformational” in removing schools from special measures- at times within weeks of taking over.
In 2004, Tony Blair’s former speech writer Peter Hyman joined Islington Green and wrote his book “One Out Of Ten” comparing Trevor’s leadership style favourably with Blair’s. In 2007 Trevor was named, by the Evening Standard, as one of the top 100 ‘Up-and-coming-most-influential-people’ in London and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
The Lilac Sky Academy Trust sponsors schools to become Academies; Lilac Sky Schools also runs schools on a ‘not-for-profit’ based on fixed-term, management contracts, on behalf of Local Authorities, The Church, Governing Bodies and other Trusts.
Our network of schools aims to provide pupils with an excellent education through its promotion and expectation of very high standards of achievement and behaviour. Lilac Sky Schools put learning at the heart of everything we do and insist that every pupil is treated as an individual, whatever their ability, so that we can pace and plan personalised learning programmes, to ensure that each child achieves their full potential.
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