Improvement priorities

  1. To ensure all teaching and learning is outstanding
    1. Improve further the use of relevant data to inform student progress, set targets and the planning and personalisation of subsequent lessons
    2. Increase the pace and progress of learning of all students in lessons especially disadvantaged students
    3. Improve the managing of behaviour of students with high levels of un-met attachment needs/autism
    4. Improve further the quality of teacher feedback to disadvantaged students and SEN students and their parents/carers
    5. Empower and support self-improvement models of quality assurance and professional development
    6. Secure outstanding progress outcomes in all new GCSEs, in particular in English, maths and science
  2. Achieve a balanced budget
    1. Maximise College income through recruitment of new students including Post-16
    2. Maximising additional income by investing in College facilities suitable for lettings and in catering
    3. Reduce unnecessary costs, waste and stock holding
    4. Evaluate the impact of restructures to date on teaching, learning and capacity
    5. Review leadership further (CMT and TLRs) in order to reduce costs if necessary in response to reduced pupil numbers and real reduction in income
  3. Increase levels of attendance and reduce persistent absence
    1. Improve the monitoring and early intervention of students at risk of PA
    2. Improve further the communication of attendance concerns with families
  4. Accelerate learning in Years 7, 8 and 9
    1. Review the curriculum offered to students in Years 7, 8 and 9 in terms of allocated subject teaching time and staff for Sept 2017
    2. Embed and evaluate the new system of assessing, recording and reporting progress in learning for students in Years 7, 8 and 9
    3. Evaluate and support the progress towards increasing the level of challenge for students in Year 7, 8 and 9 to prepare them for new GCSEs