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Why become a member of the Schools of Tomorrow Fellowship?

“The SoTo Fellowship has supported us so well in continuously developing our school and its communities to become they best they can be.”

Goldington Green Academy

By joining the Fellowship your school commits to shared values, long-term collaborative learning and development, and a process of deep-rooted, organic change.

The Fellowship provides a distinctive opportunity for research and development as well as rigorous critical friendship for schools, school leaders. and their stakeholders.

It differs from other understandings of school improvement in that it:

  • Is future-focused and context-related;
  • Involves the full range of stakeholders;
  • Takes account of complexity thinking to better understand how sustainable organisational change can best be achieved amidst the swiftly changing realities of the modern world;
  • Is underpinned by our four-quadrant framework of purpose, quality and outcomes.

There are several ways in which you can be involved:

Full Fellowship

Full fellowship is open to any school that has completed a two-year induction, and affirmed its engagement to an ongoing values-led, research-informed partnership and to work for long-term change based around the four quadrant framework.

It costs £500 per school p.a. plus £1 per pupil.

Fellowship is a mutual commitment. Fellowship schools commit to:

  • Embedding the four-quadrant framework in their planning and review processes.
  • Engaging in mutual support and challenge from other Fellowship schools, making use of Gauging Success, a unique tool developed by our school leaders, to self-review progress and develop an annual impact report.
  • Building their levels of stakeholder engagement, with students, staff, parents and communities, and develop real conversations with them about purpose and quality.
  • Participating in a structured biennial half-day peer review with another Fellowship school.

Full Fellowship Members also benefit from:

  • Outstanding professional development opportunities, free to members
  • Open access to our weekly ZoomMeet programme of professional development
  • Free annual conference
  • Free 24 hour residential for heads
  • Associate membership of the Expansive Education Network
  • Fellowship dashboard and online forums

Find out more about Full Fellowship

Associate membership

Is open to any school that shares our values and wishes to learn with and from others.

It costs £225 a year and entitles the school to:

  • Nine ZoomMeet tickets – additional ones may be purchased at £25 each
  • Termly learning visit to a Fellowship school
  • Mentoring and consultancy from a director
  • Opportunity to join other events and activities at cost
  • Option to become a full Fellowship school after two years

Find out more about Associate membership

Friends of Schools of Tomorrow

Become an individual Friend of Schools of Tomorrow free of charge and enjoy:

  • Regular termly updates about our latest events and activities
  • Access to our web forum
  • Opportunity to attend events at special discounted rates

This service is annually renewable.

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