School Improvement and Development Plan
Each year the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team review and evaluate the work of the school and decide on key priorities for improvement for the following year.
In 2017, we are very pleased to say, the A level results were very good, especially the achievement of the highest grades, with 19% achieving AAB or better; above the national average. The GCSE results were also well above national averages in most subjects and the progress students had made from Key Stage 2 was extremely good for most students, with the school achieving an estimated Progress score of +0.38 which places the school in the top 25% of school nationally for student progress.
However, we have identified that:
- Boys achieve less well than girls, both in terms of outcomes and in terms of progress;
- Socially Disadvantaged students do not make as much progress as they should;
- Progress in Maths, whilst positive, is not as strong as it is in English & other subjects;
- Although the most-able students performed very well at A level, some sixth form students did not make as much progress as they should have done.
In order to improve these outcomes for students, we have decided to focus on:
- Leadership at all levels within the school;
- Students’ Behaviour for Learning (encouraging more resilience and independence);
- Ensuring data tracking systems are accurate and used rigorously to identify intervention needs;
- Ensuring a consistently high quality of feedback across the school.
Thus, for 2017/18 the School Improvement and Development Plan has the following priorities:
- To improve the effectiveness of leadership and management across the school to a consistently good standard
- To improve the progress and achievement of socially disadvantaged students across the school
- To improve the progress and achievement of boys across the school
- To improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school, but particularly in Maths
- To improve outcomes for all students, especially the disadvantages and Key Stage 5
- To improve the quality of marking feedback and assessment across the school
- To improve the students’ Behaviour for Learning across the school
- To improve the sixth form provision and student outcomes in the sixth form.
Full details can be seen on the SIDP document attached below.