School Improvement

Our School Improvement Plan has been informed by review from our school improvement partners: Grow Education and our Camden Professional Partner and by on-going school review and self-evaluation led by the Senior Leadership team.

The outcomes of both have helped us to:

  1. Update our school self-evaluation in which we grade our own performance against national benchmarks
  2. Identify key issues for improvement throughout the school
  3. Clarify and plan strategies for addressing these issues throughout the year

Our aim is to develop a real learning, spiritual and inclusive school community, looking critically at our strengths and weaknesses and addressing issues in an effective and innovative way.

For 2017-18 our key school improvement priorities are:

Continue to raise attainment and progress of all groups:

Develop Mathematical reasoning and understanding so that pupils demonstrate deep mastery of the curriculum

Improve pupil achievement in grammar, punctuation and spelling with a particular focus on spelling across the school

Introduce and embed new English Curriculum Maps

Improve attainment of disadvantaged pupils in order to close the gap further

 

Develop the effectiveness of Leadership & Management

Strengthen leadership so that all leaders create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel

Provide coaching and mentoring support to new subject leaders so they can develop their skills and knowledge effectively

Ensure there is clarity over a shared understanding of  the vision, values and mission across the whole community

 

Improve the curriculum

Ensure a consistent approach and shared understanding of high quality teaching & learning is adopted through a newly agreed policy

Enhance the broad and balanced curriculum on offer so that it inspires pupils to learn and provides them with wider opportunities to excel

Introduce and embed a new RE scheme of work

 

Improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Develop teacher subject knowledge and skills in order to teach grammar effectively

Ensure ICT is being used effectively to support learning across the school

Develop teacher’s and support staff’s understanding of inclusion (Linked to new teaching and learning policy)

 

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Review health and safety and child protection policies and refresh staff and governor training in these areas

Work with parents of disadvantaged pupils where attendance is low

Develop clear policies and strategies to protect pupils from radicalization and extremism

 

You can read the full school improvement plan here.