School Improvement Plan

Argyll & Bute have introduced a new format for School Improvement Plans which separates it from the Standards & Quality Report.

The 2021/22 Improvement Plan is in draft format and a summary is below.  We are looking for feedback from Parents and Carers and the link to provide this is

Priorities Proposed Impact Measures Linked to PEF (Y/N)
Improve consistency in quality of pupils’ learning experiences. Improved quality of lessons in the form of lesson plans, formal observations, departmental assessment & moderation procedures and other quality assurance activities. 100% of observations will see all teachers building a selection of ‘ingredients of an excellent lesson’ into all of their lessons.

Increased pace and challenge will be seen and recorded in over 90% of all lessons observed.

Over 80% of learners surveyed will report an improved understanding of peer assessment and an increased ability to assess others’ and their own performance and progress.

Raise attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy and reduce the attainment gap Attainment raised through improved assessment and moderation in Numeracy, Literacy and HWB Across the Curriculum.


Increased pace and challenge within BGE courses across all subjects to ensure pupils are more prepared for a progression route into National 5.


Raised SQA attainment and equity across all SIMD groups.


SQA results and INSIGHT data, SNSA data at S3, CAT testing, SEEMIS tracking and monitoring data and formal observations, ABC Further Update Progress Report. Data analysis will demonstrate an improvement in performance across all year groups and attainment will be in line with virtual comparator school and Local Authority and National data.

Pupil questionnaires, parental, teacher feedback, SLT tracking/data conversations will record raised awareness of learners’ strengths and areas for improvement to ensure all learners are able to make progress and be appropriately supported as soon as they join new classes.

School Relationships and Ethos Improved relationships and ethos throughout the school with a focus on our Positive Behaviour Policy – Ready to Learn, Safe in all we do, Respectful of all. Learner surveys will indicate over 85% describe relationships between learners and staff as positive.

Successes and achievements will be celebrated in Newsletters and assemblies.

Evidence of all staff taking responsibility for setting high expectations. Staff PRDs, staff feedback and improved morale within staff.

Learning Visits showing all staff embedding Positive Behaviour Policy and Visual Consistencies.


School Improvement Plan 2020-21 Final


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