School Improvement Priorities 2020-21

Heathcote School 108

Our School Improvement Plan has been updated and amended from the previous programmme 2019-21 as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and revised school priorities. A more detailed copy of the School Improvement Plan can be downloaded here.

  • To ensure that our revised curriculum (supported by a clear IT strategy) fully develops each pupil’s capacity to process, remember and apply information (Rosenshine) through high and consistent standards of learning and teaching backed up by an exemplary remote learning offer at all key stages, a cultural capital pledge and a VESPA research project at post 16.
  • To ensure that pupils of all ability levels are challenged to achieve academic success and success in their adult lives relative to their starting point irrespective of their personal circumstance or Covid experience. There will be a specific focus on disadvantaged pupils and ensuring Year 11 and 13 have every opportunity to reach their potential ensuring intervention and remote learning provide additional support.
  • To ensure that all operational processes associated with a post Covid world are implemented to keep all stakeholders safe in school and that pupils meet these high standards leading to continuing improved standards of behaviour and an improvement in key indicators
  • To ensure that attendance in school for all stakeholders increases with a focus on disadvantaged and Year 11 and 13 pupils and for staff, to ensure HR processes support and challenge staff to improve attendance.
  • To ensure that our mental health, appraisal and professional conduct policies for staff and pupils have lasting impact and create a more consistently happy and stable community
  • To ensure that we consider all aspects of marketing and rebranding the school and finding our USP to ensure that parents, staff and pupils choose Heathcote as a first preference including finding alternatives to the traditional Open Evening and ensuring we can remain financially viable
  • To develop a high quality AP provision that contributes to the improved life chances of the target groups by supporting them to return successfully  to their original schools


The school has a detailed School Improvement Plan that details how the school will meet these challenging targets and who is responsible for each area. A summary of this plan will be available on the website after ratification by Governors in early October. Each department also has a Department Improvement Plan (DIP)  and each year group a Year Improvement Plan (YIP) to ensure we are all working consistently to meet the same priorities.