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School Improvement Plan & Action Plans

In the Ofsted monitoring visits they noted:

"The headteacher and senior leadership team are unyielding in their determination, drive and enthusiasm to make improvements, and this is evident in the way they talk passionately about how they are going to do that. This is exemplified in a clearly focused school improvement plan, which rightly identifies key actions for improvement. Furthermore, other leaders in the school talk confidently about the impact their actions are starting to have on driving improvement and they are aware of what still needs to be achieved."

'The Headteacher and wider leadership team have created a positive learning environment, which makes a strong contribution to pupils’ confidence and enjoyment. Expectations of staff and pupils have been raised. The capacity to improve the school is growing'.

School Improvement Plan 2018-19

Challenge – To continue on our journey to become a popular,  innovative ‘all-through’ school.

This year the objective of this plan is to continue to  raise standards and achievement. All our efforts must be focussed on getting every one of our pupils to achieve good progress in every phase in every subject.  This school Improvement Plan is supported by a number of other Improvement Plans.

OFSTED visited the school in June 2017 for our second inspection as a new school.  They gave us three key areas to focus and these will be integral to the plan.

  • Improve teaching so that it is at least good and leads to all pupils achieving well and attaining at least average outcomes
  • Strengthen the impact of leadership and management on teaching and learning and on pupils’ outcomes
  • Improve attendance, so that it is at least in line with the national average, by building on recently introduced strategies aimed at reducing absence, particularly for disadvantaged pupils and those who have SEND

Target groups of disadvantaged, more able and SEND continue to be a focus.  The outcomes of these groups fluctuate and as a school we must find strategies that enable us to gain improved and more consistent outcomes. 

We are aiming to eliminate any low-level disruptive behaviour and therefore further enhance a positive learning environment.

A minority of subjects require further support to ensure their progress scores are improved and they are equal or better to national average outcomes.

Our school Self-Evaluation must ensure that we all develop critical thinking about our own performance as a school in order to deliver the highest quality of teaching and learning and experiences for all our pupils.  We will continue to monitor the quality of marking and feedback with a focus on pupils response to teacher feedback.

The impact of this plan will be monitored, reviewed and amended where necessary as we move through the coming  year. The LA, alongside the Governors on the Standards and Curriculum committee will monitor and evaluate this plans implementation and its impact.

Almondbury Community School requires improvement.  We have an ambition to be a good school.  The improvement Plan has highlighted the critical areas, which are key to achieving this ambition.

Growing together: Achieving together.

Please find below the relevant documents.