Skip to content ↓

Development plan

Identified Area What are we doing?

Literacy

Reading Zone (rZone), Albany Lecture Forum (ALF), Literacy mats, Student Journals, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read), fortnightly literacy focus, Word of the week, reading catch up for targeted students, Latin and Reading in Tutor Time.

Tutor Time

One to one mentoring, Reading time, new tutorial package, Show my Homework (SMH), Year assemblies and visiting speakers.

Teaching

Cooperative Learning, Teaching and Learning communities, eZone, Teacher training links with other schools, new heads of Departments in Key subjects and teacher support programmes.

Behaviour

One to one mentoring, Isolation room, restorative justice, large anti bullying programme, strong student leadership, consistent praise rewards and sanctions across the school, introduction of Behaviour Watch support system, behaviour support workers and clear and defined expectations of behaviour to enhance learning and progress.

Attendance

Our aim is to achieve overall 95% attendance for all students and to focus especially on narrowing the gap between attendance for disadvantaged and non disadvanted students.  

Marking

Pink is Think, student reflection on work, reviewed marking policy, book monitoring and class and individual feedback.

Parent Communication

Parents’ forum via Parents Focus Group, Parents’ - Understanding School newsletter, parent mail, website updated regularly, parent governors and parents evenings.

This table just highlights a few headlines on each area and how we are improving the school.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with the head teacher to discuss any area of the school development plan please contact us via the contact form