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20/06/17

Don’t forget it’s every Friday lunchtime. Speak to Mr Hart for more information. https://t.co/qFJWOmSX4y

20/06/17

Advice and support for families on online gaming https://t.co/XJqyemNg78

19/06/17

Keeping mobile devices away from the bedroom is a good household rule to ensure good rest. More information here https://t.co/ESIGv8qj5F

19/06/17

Due to the weather, blazers and ties are NOT necessary this week. Please ensure they have enough water and sun cream is applied sun

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18/06/17

Our exam timetable for the next two weeks. https://t.co/856WTGN7LT

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18/06/17

More from camping trips to Frensham ponds near Farnham and Surrey Hills near Shere for Bronze award. https://t.co/yvwEHjVlQ8

18/06/17

Information for families on Safer Internet Use covering a range of devices and how to activate parental controls https://t.co/8AzS2uuver

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17/06/17

Students took part in camping trip Frensham ponds near Farnham the Surrey Hills near Shere for their Bronze award. https://t.co/AjWdXTDbPZ

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17/06/17

Please support the school by entering an online competition to win £5000 worth of National Book library books. Visit https://t.co/T2ECVxDn6c https://t.co/gwV8eEAzmQ

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16/06/17

Another very well attended Friday lunchtime Chess Club. Lots of well contested matches taking place https://t.co/D7XCeg4cHn

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16/06/17

Students will read and listen to pupil from during paired reading session every Friday for six weeks. Stay tuned for more. https://t.co/wCommfFWKU

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15/06/17

Our Dance Company wowed audiences at the first ever Ignition Dance Festival held at a packed Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. https://t.co/bpb5sUaSYh

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14/06/17

Our Y8 students were outstanding ambassadors for the school doing paired reading session with pupils from https://t.co/b0oAl38B6M

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13/06/17

Our Y8 paired reading programme with year 5 pupils started this week. https://t.co/rCtZrACnuZ

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11/06/17

Retweetd From Trafalgar Infants

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11/06/17

Retweetd From TwickAcad PTA

Thank you to for inviting to the track sessions - our students are so excited & looking forward to taking part !

11/06/17

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Proud of our Dance Club and our school !! https://t.co/PtPhJskEso

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11/06/17

Our exam timetable for this week. Best of luck to our students. More information here. https://t.co/rV9U4wyKxi https://t.co/QsGLJVUWM7

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. 

Comments from external consultants on the progress made so far:

  • The current senior leadership is developing secure and robust systems for monitoring and evaluating the impact of the school’s work.
  • Governors have a more precise understanding of the impact of leaders’ actions to improve the quality of the school’s provision.
  • The school has been stabilised and key building blocks for sustained improvement in terms of new structures, policies and procedures have been put in place.
  • The most tangible impact to date is in the form of much improved behaviour and ethos.
  • Pupils understand the school’s expectations of behaviour very clearly and so they do not disrupt others’ learning.
  • Adults supervise pupils effectively. They take many opportunities on the corridors to talk to them about their day. Pupils are appreciative of the way adults interact with them.
  • Safeguarding is effective. Procedures are robust and regularly reviewed to see if they can be strengthened further. Teachers are well trained and have appropriate training updates when required.
  • Middle leaders show an increased resilience now in how they make a more consistent impact on improving teaching, hence having better levels of pupil progress. They have responded well to the increased expectations on what they can achieve collectively, as well in their individual roles.

Next steps for us to focus on are:

  • Place greater emphasis on providing more challenging work for students
  • Intensify the role of middle leaders in whole school improvements
  • Continue the whole-school focus on the attendance of groups so that all staff see it as a shared responsibility, not just that of the dedicated attendance team.
  • Improve marking and feedback
  • Close the differences for disadvantaged students

 

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