Our vision

As an outward-facing school in continual pursuit of excellence, we aim to provide a world-class, 21st Century education for all students, irrespective of social background, race, gender, disability, belief, and sexual orientation, so they can successfully embark on the next stage of their education, training or employment, and make a positive contribution to society.

 

Improvement priorities & success criteria

 

  • Quality of education: Teaching

    • Success criteria: Outcomes/Progress measures are positive for all groups of students (e.g. disadvantaged students, boys, girls, SEN)

      • Programme of continual professional development to challenge all colleagues, from NQT to UPS.  This includes teaching & support staff, all of whom contribute to the overall quality of teaching

      • Programme of typicality to monitor and evaluate quality first teaching

      • Underperformance is challenged through informal & formal support plans at both teacher and departmental level

 

  • Quality of education: Curriculum

    • Success criteria: Department & wider curriculum reviews show our provision enables students to foster curiosity for and develop a love of learning

      • It is broad and balanced, whilst providing an opportunity for personalisation

      • Review curriculum intent, implementation & impact

      • Enable accelerated progress from the new Key Stage 2 curriculum

      • Support the wider curriculum in order to narrow social justice issues

      • Integrated skills and enrichment (SECURE) programme supports subject curriculum, SMSC & British Values

      • Extra-curricular opportunities for all

      • CEIAG enables successful transition to the next stage of education, training or employment

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  • Personal Development

    • Success criteria: Students enjoy wider personal development and have opportunities to grow as active, healthy and engaged citizens, who are morally responsible and socially aware

      • Dedicated curriculum time (SECURE programme)

      • Use of external agencies & support groups, where applicable & appropriate

      • High attendance rates

      • Positive response from student & parent feedback

      • Student leadership programmes, including student council

      • Extensive support, including vertical tutoring, House structure, health and wellbeing

      • Equal opportunity for all (see School Vision)

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  • Behaviour & Attitudes

    • Success criteria: Students enjoy coming to school, where instances of bullying and discrimination are low and attendance is high

      • High expectations for all, supported by comprehensive monitoring and reward systems

      • Engagement and challenge are supported through Behaviour for Learning system

      • Absence & exclusion rates remain below national averages

      • The LINC supports students to remain in mainstream education

      • Students feel safe

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  • Community

    • Success criteria: School maintains its reputation in the local and national community

      • School remains over-subscribed

      • Positive response from parent surveys

      • Encounters with local employers and speakers as part of careers education

      • Successful work-experience programme

      • Links forged with community groups

      • School to school support

      • Student achievements within their own communities are valued and recognised