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27/02/17

Elsa and Jack getting getting some advice on their performance poetry from https://t.co/wVtpGr380h

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26/02/17

led a performances poetry workshop at the school on Friday https://t.co/WdtLF9bj1z

26/02/17

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26/02/17

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26/02/17

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21/02/17

Be creative: make a cartoon/collage/poster – something a bit creative can help to memorise thing.

20/02/17

Teach someone what you have just learned.

20/02/17

Year 9 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 23rd February. Contact Miss Quigley (Head of Year 9) infohttps://t.co/syGqibdsAi

19/02/17

Question and answer: work with a study partner where possible

18/02/17

Revision apps: recommend are Gojimo and The PiXL maths. Ask teachers which are the best for the subject

17/02/17

Actors learn their lines by walking around and saying them out loud. Revision does not have to be sitting or silent.

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17/02/17

Product Design Yr 11 student came in during to finish off their speakers https://t.co/ac7ddi4OxZ

16/02/17

Mind maps: get a whole topic onto one side of A4 – helps with visual as well as verbal. .

15/02/17

Turn your topic into a story and tell it to your friends or family.

15/02/17

More hardworking students

School Development Plan

We have recently completed the School Development Plan (SDP) and identified our priorities for the coming year.

These are:

  Target
  Outcomes for pupils
1.1 Improve rates of progress across the whole school, including in English and mathematics
1.2 4+EM to meet target between 52% and 65% and 5+EM between 37% and 44%    Progress 8 measure  between 0 and 0.26
1.3 Improve accuracy of predictions and reduce in school variation across subjects to ensure that every subject achieves their departmental targets % A*-C, and all subjects improve the % of A*A (7+) Grades
1.4 Year 11 cohort to achieve a target of between 10% and 16% of students achieving  A and A* grades
1.5 Successfully implement all the changes to assessment after levels, attainment and progress measures and ensure all stakeholders fully understand and are successfully using them to set challenging targets for students so they make rapid gains
1.6 The attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils to be at least matched or are rapidly approaching those of other pupils nationally and in the school
1.7 Continue to develop a KS4 curriculum that is broad and balanced and meets the needs of all students
  Personal development, behaviour and welfare
2.1 Improve the behaviour of students so that it is at least good reducing the number of fixed term exclusions to under 5 students per week
2.2 Improve attendance so it is above 96% in Years 7-11 and that effective strategies improve the punctuality of a minority of students
2.3 Improve student awareness of how good behaviour contributes to a positive climate for learning
2.4 Continue to improve the emotional health of all students
2.5 Introduce a whole school enrichment programme to excite and inspire learners to aim high and to support learning and engagement
2.6 Ensure the school’s arrangements for safeguarding students including online safety are exemplary
   Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
3.1 Implement an intensive programme of teaching and learning pedagogy, with incremental coaching as a key component
3.2 Ensure all teaching is good or better with structured support for weaker teaching
3.3 Ensure there are opportunities through CPD for staff to recognise and understand the characteristics of outstanding learning, so that teacher planning facilitates exceptional progress.
3.4 Further promote students’ literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills in all curriculum areas
3.5 Improve the presentation of work within student exercise books
3.6 Ensure homework is regularly set in order to encourage independent learning and develop students’ study, research and time management skills
  Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
4.1 Strengthen and develop leadership and management across the school developing greater accountability for progress, consistently high achievement and quality of teaching and learning
4.2 Work closely with the governing body to ensure they are fully informed and can consistently hold school leaders rigorously to account
4.3 Improve the schools self-evaluation so it has a deep and accurate understanding of its effectiveness informed by the views of parents, students and staff which influence improvement strategies
4.4 Implement a Performance Management systems that is rigorous and highly effective and used to encourage and challenge teachers and support rapid improvements
4.5 Review the curriculum to ensure that it is broad and balanced, inspires students, meets the needs of all students and provides for their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development and promotes British Values
4.6 Ensure that Disadvantaged funding is used effectively and is having the desired impact


The School Development Plan is created through looking at the performance of the school in every area of its provision, and also informed by other factors such as the recent Ofsted reports, parents’ and students’ feedback and local and national educational issues. In an effort to keep the plan to a manageable size for publication some of the items are brief summaries as more detail is used internally. 

We are satisfied that the School Development Plan fully reflects the developments we want to make this year and it has been accepted by Ofsted as fit for purpose. The internal School Development Plan fully incorporates the schools’ Statement of Action for Ofsted which has been previously published and agreed. 

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