Draft School Improvement Plan 2017-2020

Draft School Improvement 

The school community will all work towards these key school improvement priorities:

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and, leadership of learning, across the school
  • Ensuring ‘safety first’ ethos and values and exemplary standards of behaviour and attendance that are exemplary within the school and community
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress – we will not be a COASTING school

 

Leadership and Management

1. Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents

1.1 Embedding a clear vision and strategy at all levels to aid change

1.2 Building a culture of life-long, independent learning for pupils and staff with an onus on well-being

1.3 Ensuring that Heathcote is the school of choice in the local community and that the school is over subscribed

1.4 Reducing the deficit budget significantly and ensure effective deployment of resources

1.5 Ensuring a clear growth strategy for the HI unit and enable outstanding SEN provision

1.6 Ensuring recruitment processes are fit for purpose and ensure high quality staff

1.7 Ensuring consistency of practice at all levels and clear support and monitoring of this through line management

1.8 Ensuring governance is challenging and robust in all areas

1.9 Embedding a strategic and solution-focused approach to leadership with an onus on developing the quality of middle leadership

 

Learning, Teaching and Development

2. Ensuring the best possible learning and, leadership of learning, across the school

2.1 Embedding our learning culture across the school through impactful CPD, coaching and bespoke development

2.2 Enabling and growing partnerships with local schools

2.3 Enabling our middle leaders to lead and shape school improvement 

2.4 Ensuring high quality planning, responsive teaching and guidance (including written and verbal feedback) which leads to rapid progress for all pupils

2.5 Developing home learning to allow the growth of high, quality independent learning for pupils

2.6 Enabling oracy as part of literacy to develop to provide a springboard for deep learning 

2.7 Establishing a culture of consistently high expectations and experience across the school through effective quality assurance

2.8 Ensuring all pupils receive a consistently high quality level of education every lesson of every day

2.9 Developing an innovative, cost effective curriculum that has a USP, is fit for purpose and allows students to meet the demands of being a 21st century citizen

Behaviour, Safety and Ethos

3. Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community

3.1 Maintaining a highly vigilant approach to safeguarding and that all stakeholders uphold a ‘safety first’ culture

3.2 Refining behaviour systems and structures to ensure pupils self-regulate and create the most powerful climate for learning

3.3 Ensuring attendance is in line with national average and intervention is swift and has impact

3.4 Embedding a consistently ambitious culture of success across the school which is clearly and systematically communicated to all, and modelled by all 

3.5 Developing the pupil leadership programme to support the school ethos

Outcomes for Pupils

4. Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress – we will not be a COASTING school

4.1 Ensuring P8 and all other performance measures are above national average

4.2 Reducing variance between key groups and subjects in school allowing all pupils the same chance of success

4.3 Driving a culture of success and ambition for the future for all pupils and families with clear impact on outcomes

4.4 Ensuring data systems are used effectively to allow powerful data to ensure effective intervention

4.5 Establishing a culture of ‘Knowing your Class’ to ensure the needs of all pupils are met and barriers to success are removed