Bradford Primary Improvement Partnership (BPIP) is a response to the changing educational landscape and the government's challenge to school leaders to drive improvement across the system. BPIP was established in Autumn 2011 to facilitate school improvement across the Bradford district to address the needs of primary schools in their drive to raise standards. The partnership provides a significant opportunity for Bradford primary institutions to work together and connect with other local, regional and national partners to establish first class educational provision. It is BPIP's intention to continue to give Bradford children the best possible start to their educational life, prepare them for their secondary education and therefore improve their life chances.
BPIP represents primary schools and academies in Bradford and forms a leadership organisation committed to effective challenge and support. It is BPIP's intention to provide the highest quality leadership provision raising achievement, aspirations and life chances for the pupils served by the Bradford family of schools. BPIP is managed by a board which is primarily a collaborative group of head teachers / principals of member schools and selected Local Authority Officers supporting members school's improvement plans. It is also responsible for evaluating schools needs and for making decisions about the allocation of resources and the implementation of BPIP's priorities through a programme of activities and brokered support.
It is BPIP's and the Council's ambition that every primary institution in Bradford is judged to be at least good by Ofsted and has recognised areas of excellence. Therefore working in partnership is critical if school leaders and Local Authority Officers are to fully harness and exploit the rich and diverse expertise, experience, skills, knowledge and understanding that exist in Bradford's local primary institutions.