Academy Improvement Priorities 2016/2017

Ethos, Behaviour and Attendance

  • Embed Behaviour for Learning systems and procedures
  • Improve attendance levels for all groups of students
  • Raising aspirations agenda at the forefront of all that we do


Achievement, Curriculum, Learning and Assessment

  • Improve outcomes / progress for our students
  • Implement Teaching and Learning priorities – with tighter departmental monitoring and accountability for leading Teaching and Learning
  • Implement the Literacy Strategy across the Academy
  • Implement and embed Numeracy across the curriculum
  • Focus on SEND provision and role of mainstream teachers – quality first teaching approach
  • Assessment


Staff Development, Recruitment, Staff Well-being

  • Develop weekly CPD that focuses upon the key priorities and bespoke to staff need with a stronger focus on impact on student outcomes.
  • Further develop staff induction programme and ITT content
  • Launch the VLE to aid streamlining communication across the Academy and support learning
  • Staff well being

Leadership and Management

  • Full implementation of the new staffing structure in light of recent restructure
  • Introduce Middle Leadership CPD strand
  • Develop Review system with termly themed reviews to reinforce Department Reviews
  • Community cohesion including parental and business engagement
  • Year 7 recruitment strategy including outreach work with primary partners
  • Develop an Academy ICT strategy which supports Teaching and Learning and results in better outcomes for students.