Academy Improvement Priorities

Our priorities for the Academic Year

Priorities for 2017 / 2018

Leadership & Management: 1 To embed Good Leadership and develop emerging Leaders. Ensure succession planning is in place.

Leadership & Management: 2 Ensure consistently high quality Middle Leadership in place to drive improvements in standards and Teaching & Learning forward.

Leadership & Management: 3 Further develop personalisation and curriculum provision to meets needs of all learners and to incorporate enrichment, aspirations, Information, Advise & Guidance, Work Experience and Work Related Learning.

Leadership & Management:4 Improve provision and outcomes for our most vulnerable students: SEND, Pupil Premium and Higher Attainment Students / Gifted & Talented.

Leadership & Management: 5 Review Appraisal system (teaching and Support) and embed SMART target setting.

Leadership & Management: 6 Improve KS2-3 transition and Primary Liaison.

Leadership & Management:7 Further develop Community cohesion including parental and business engagement.

Leadership & Management: 8 Develop an Academy ICT strategy which supports Teaching and Learning and improves outcomes for students.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment: 1 Develop weekly Wednesday Continuing Professional Development sessions that focuses upon the Teaching & Learning key priorities, bespoke to staff to improve the Quality of Teaching and Leadership across the Academy.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment: 2 Good to outstanding teaching in every classroom: high expectations, consistency and capacity. A) Feedback – verbal and written B) Differentiation and challenge C) Every member of staff implements the OMA Every Person, Every Lesson, Every Day.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment:3 Robust departmental monitoring and accountability for leading Teaching and Learning, assessments and homework at KS3 and KS4.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment: 4 Best practices across the Academy are identified and then shared to improve progress and achievement of all students.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment: 5 Embed Literacy Strategies across the Academy and improve reading levels.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment: 6 Embed systems for evaluating the quality of Teaching & Learning (planning, quality of work, assessment data, student feedback)

Teaching, Learning & Assessment: 7 Further develop the curriculum provision and Standards of Learning at both KS3 and KS4.

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: 1 Improve all groups of students attendance, punctuality & reduce PA in line with National %

A) Pupil Premium

B) Free School Meals

C) Special Educational Needs Department

D) Gender Groups

E) Repeat Fixed Term Exclusions

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: 2 Further reduce the % of Fixed Term Exclusions.

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: 3 Further develop systems in the Inclusion rooms to ensure that expectations are high and learning is purposeful and productive.

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: 4 All members of the Academy to consistently apply high expectations and no excuses in everything they do. All members to ASPIRE to excellence both in words and in actions.

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: 5 Develop and embed systems to prevent and reduce incidents of bullying.

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: 6 Develop and embed systems to track attitudes to Learning and eradicate low-level disruption.

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: 7 Improve the social skills/manners of our students and foster and encourage student responsibility.

Outcomes: 1 To accelerate progress and attainment rates for all students in all subjects.

Outcomes: 2 Ensure gaps between different student groups are diminishing.

A) Pupil Premium/Free School Meal Students

B) Boys

C) Special Educational Needs Students

D) Higher Attainment Students

Outcomes: 3 Improve and embed quality assurance and moderation of grade predictions and working at levels in both KS3 and KS4.

Outcomes: 4 Embed appropriate assessments in both KS3 and KS4 for all subjects

Continue to improve teaching so that it is consistently good or better across all subjects, by:

Raising teachers’ expectations of the quality and amount of work that pupils of all abilities can do, including the most and least able and those eligible for the pupil premium funding

Making sure that teachers plan questions that will make pupils think hard and develop their ideas and skills.

Improve all pupils’ outcomes, but especially for disadvantaged pupils, by:

Ensuring high aspirations for pupils’ achievement by continuing to implement rigorously the recently introduced school-wide approach of high expectations and setting pupils ambitious targets

Improve Personal Development & Welfare by:

Further reduce the number of pupils who are absent by rigorously implementing the school’s attendance strategy, working closely with parents and families.

Further improve behaviour across the school by consistently applying the school’s behaviour programme so that all pupils are clear about the links between behaviour, high expectations and success