Improving our school
School Improvement and Development Plan 2016-17
Summary Headlines – ‘The Vital Few’
- All students make at least expected progress at Key Stage 3 and achieve a Progress 8 score of +0.3 at KS4, by the 2016 measure.
- Percentage of students achieving English and Maths at GCSE is equal to, or better than, national average.
- Key groups make progress which is closing towards that of all other students and is equal to or above all students nationally.
- Revised Assessment/Data Analysis cycle
- Ensure Assessment is robust and valid, and effectively informs the Teaching & Learning process, across the school
- Year 11 Action Plan focussed on English/Maths Interventions, Assertive Mentoring, Revision Skills support including an evening for parents
- Reviewed and revised Yr9 options process
- Curriculum review – consideration of a 3-year KS4 structure.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Key Target: Teaching is at least Good in all lessons.
- Three core priorities
- Active responses to feedback & marking
- Effective questioning
- Attitudes to learning
- Continued embedding of Challenge Stalham philosophy through Continuing Professional Development
- Continued embedding of Growth Mindset philosophy through rewards system
- Continued monitoring of standards through the established robust Learning Walk/Work Scrutiny/Lesson Observation processes
- Development of use of ICT to engage learners – WIFI/Bring Your Own Device/Wireless equipment in classes.
Personal Development, Behaviour, Attendance and Welfare:
- Attendance is 96% or better
- Engagement with Learning is at least Good in all subjects
- Develop the use of Inclusion as an effective strategy to address incidents of poor behaviour, and to reduce Exclusions.
- Effective use of rewards and Growth Mindset merits
- Embed new Tutor programme reinforcing existing House structure and is part of Performance Management.
- Review and develop Student Leadership / Student Voice structures appropriate for the size of school
- Develop an effective SMSC programme.
Leadership and Management
- Leadership at all levels is judged to be at least Good
- The school is viewed positively within the community
- Middle Leadership Development – Middle Leaders use data to inform operational and strategic decisions which challenge student and staff underperformance.
- PR / Communication Plan focussed on Cluster Liaison, Parental communications and local community relations.