Improving our school

Improving our school

School Improvement and Development Plan 2016-17

Summary Headlines – ‘The Vital Few’


Student Outcomes

Key Targets:

  1. 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.
  2. Percentage of students achieving English and Maths at GCSE is equal to, or better than, national average.
  3. Key groups make progress which is closing towards that of all other students and is equal to or above all students nationally.

Key Actions:

  • 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.  

Key Actions:

  • 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:

Key Targets:

  1. Attendance is 96% or better
  2. Engagement with Learning is at least Good in all subjects

Key Actions:

  • 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

Key Targets:

  1. Leadership at all levels is judged to be at least Good
  2. The school is viewed positively within the community

Key Actions:

  • 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.