School Improvement

The School is driven by its Strategic Plan which sets out what the school wants to achieve over the next five years for the pupils, students and the wider community. The Strategic Plan is supported by a detailed School Improvement Plan setting out the actions that the school will undertake to achieve it’s strategic priorities. The priorities and key actions are:

 

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Effective teaching, learning and assessment is critical to pupils achieving the best start in life and preparing them for adulthood.

The key aims of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment system are to deliver the following outcomes:

  • An inclusive personalised curriculum
  • Teaching and learning is outstanding
  • An assessment system that is measurable, appropriate and sustainable

 

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

The school believes that in order for pupils to make outstanding academic progress and to make measurable steps towards becoming self-sufficient and valued members of their local community, it is of paramount importance that the holistic needs of the learner are identified, nurtured and promoted.

We will achieve this through delivering the following outcomes:

  • Supporting and engaging parents and carers
  • Preparing young people for adulthood
  • Promoting student safety and wellbeing

 

Leadership and Management

The school considers effective leadership and management to be the cornerstone in terms of the actual ability of the school to deliver against its vision, priorities and outcomes. The school seeks to harness leaders at every level including Governors, The Senior Leadership Team, Middle Managers and all other staff across the school.

We will achieve this through delivering the following outcomes:

  • Providing a healthy and safe working environment
  • Enabling an effective and dedicated workforce
  • Ensuring robust and resilient leadership and governance

 

Destination Outstanding

Destination Outstanding is our in- house development programme for all Teachers, HLTAs and LTAs and our key driver for school improvement. Through focused research and coaching we explore key areas of teaching and learning linked to the school improvement outcomes and our action plans. Each group has a key focus for the year with the findings being disseminated to staff during our September inset days.

The research focus areas are determined from the following sources:

  • School improvement action plans
  • Pupil progress data
  • Themes from quality assurance of teaching and learning