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School Improvement

School Development Plan - 2016/17

We have nine objectives on our School Development Plan (or Post OfSTED Recovery Plan). The objectives are:

  1. To improve attendance to at least 96%, and reduce Persistent absence to National Average (8.4%)
  2. Swiftly improve the quality of teaching and learning so that it is at least consistently good across all subjects by:
      1. increasing expectations of what pupils can do so they are consistently high
      2. setting work that matches the needs and abilities of pupils and challenges them appropriately
      3. making sure that pupils of all abilities present their work neatly and take pride in their work
      4. skilfully questioning pupils to probe and deepen their understanding
      5. assessing pupils’ learning to adjust work appropriately if they are not making good progress.
  3. Rapidly improve the outcomes for all groups of pupils to make sure that they are at least good by:
      1. accelerating pupils' progress so that attainment is at least average in reading, writing and mathematics
      2. closing gaps in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils nationally
      3. deepening pupils' knowledge, skills and understanding in a wide range of subjects, especially science, history, geography and modern foreign languages
      4. expecting pupils to write at length in a wide range of subjects to deepen their knowledge
      5. strengthening the application of mathematics across a wide range of subjects.
  4. Improve the provision in the early years so that:
      1. children can access more reading, writing and number activities in the outdoor area
      2. boys are engaged more effectively in learning so that their progress in reading, writing and mathematical skills improve at a faster rate.
  5. Rapidly improve the impact of leadership at all levels
  6. Rapidly improve the impact of leadership at all levels - middle / subject leaders
  7. Trust (BDAT) support and involvement
  8. Rapidly improve the impact of governance
  9. To improve performance of PP children ensuring funding is used to narrow the gap

 

Performance Management Arrangements - 2016/17

Every member of staff in school are set performance management objectives. This year the focus is for:

  1. Improve quality of teaching
  2. Improve progress of pupils
  3. A personal target, based on the objectives above (e.g. progress of groups of pupils, writing across subjects etc
  4. A leadership or UPS target if applicable

If you have any questions on how we are improving school, please get in touch.

Contact us: ofsted@stoswalds.bradford.sch.uk