The School Improvement Plan is a major tool in ensuring quality provision for all our pupils. The plan is completed annually and is developed through the process of self- evaluation, using the performance indicators in How Good Is Our School? along with other audit tools. The views of parents, pupils and other professionals are sought using questionnaires and discussion techniques and have a significant effect on the perceived priorities.
Literacy and Communication
Improved pupil voice through the development of a range of total communication methods and increased opportunities for staff professional development in Alternative and Augmentative Communication approaches.
- All staff will be trained in and will use Makaton consistently.
- Parents will be given opportunities to learn Makaton.
- All young people will have a communication profile.
- We will make use of social stories.
- Staff will be trained in Talking Mats.
- We will invite parent reps to Pupil Council meetings.
Health and Wellbeing
Improved mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing for pupils through the use of complementary therapies and supported by appropriate learning and teaching resources.
- We will increase therapies.
- Primary classes will embed The ICE Pack.
- Secondary department will review our Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood and Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans education.
- We will work with local businesses to organise work experience opportunities.
- We will refresh our Food and Health and Home Economics policies.
- We will explore the Mobility Opportunities Via Education programme.
Improved assessment approaches through development of pupil- and parent-friendly e-portfolios and tracking tools.
- Parents will complete online surveys on the performance of the school.
- We will create ePortfolios on Glow.
- Teachers will move from paper planning to online-based planning.
- We will create curriculum overviews for all areas.
A full copy of the School Improvement Plan can be requested via the school office.