As a stakeholder in your child's education, we feel it is really important that we share with you our school improvement points. The points below were identified during our most recent OFSTED inspection (February 2017) and have been discussed with the Local Authority in order to form a plan focussed on school improvement.
Improve the effectiveness of leadership and management by ensuring that:
- leaders make accurate evaluations of the school’s strengths and weaknesses
- leaders identify in plans for improvement precise actions and who is responsible for carrying them out
- the governing body holds leaders to close account for rapidly improving the quality of education provided by the school
- leaders use additional funding more effectively so that disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make faster progress, particularly in reading and mathematics
- all middle and subject leaders take effective action to make improvements in their areas of responsibility
- leaders take action to improve pupils’ attendance, particularly for disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
a. accurately evaluate the school’s strengths and weaknesses impacting on standards.
b. formulate clear plans for improvement with precise actions and who is responsible for carrying them out.
b) Governors to have a bespoke monitoring and impact schedule related to SES which allows them to hold leaders to account.
c) rigorously monitoring and reviewing the schedule for SMT.
d) taking action to improve pupils’ attendance, particularly for disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
e) adopting and monitoring the newly structured School Improvement Plan
Improve the quality of teaching and, thereby, outcomes by ensuring that all teachers:
- have high expectations of what pupils are able to achieve
- improve the accuracy of their assessment of pupils’ work and use assessment information to inform their planning
- plan more demanding work so that pupils of all abilities are sufficiently challenged in their thinking
- target work for the most able pupils that allows them to achieve the higher standards in reading and mathematics.
How will we improve the quality of teaching?
We will improve it by:
a) raising expectations of what all pupils are capable of achieving.
b) Improving the accuracy of assessment which is rigorously monitored to ensure that teachers plan lessons that:
a. identifies clear learning outcomes and every learning opportunity is utilised.
b. match the ability of pupils, particularly the disadvantaged and those with SEN so that they make accelerated progress.
c) ensuring lessons make effective use of time and include meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences for pupils.
d) setting pupils, particularly the most able, challenging but attainable targets and giving them regular feedback on how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve their work.
e) rigorously monitoring how well all teachers are implementing these improvements including regular timetabled reviews to measure impact of interventions.