School priorities

1. LITERACY

  • Student reading ages will improve at a faster rate than their chronological age
  • All students regularly write at length in all subjects.
  • Quality of written work improves over time in all subjects
  • A range of subject specific literacy strategies are embedded
  • Analysis of higher mark questions show improvement in the scores achieved by students term by term

2. CURRICULUM

  • External verification judges curriculum to be Good or better
  • No Year 10 students request a change of options
  • Increased retention of Year 11 onto Year 12 courses
  • Increased retention of Year 12 into Year 13
  • Reduction in NEETS

3. TEACHING AND LEARNING

  • Self-evaluation and external evaluation judges that the quality of teaching and learning to be good with many elements of outstanding features.
  • Lesson observations and work scrutiny shows that marking, feedback and student response (DIRT) is effective – students understand and are clear about what to do next.
  • Stretch and challenge strategies are seen during all lesson observations.
  • Home- Learning reports show staff consistently set homework and students complete homework.
  • S&C displays are used as a learning resource in lessons.

4. ASSESSMENT

  • Curriculum meetings show evidence of assessment planning, moderation and use of assessment data to plan intervention and improve the curriculum
  • Teacher predictions are accurate to within 5% for Years 11, 12 and 13.
  • Grade criteria for grades 1 (G), 4 (C), 5 (C+), 7 (A) AND 9 (A**) are developed and understood by all teachers and students for the new GCSE 9-1 grading system
  • All students are able to articulate and map their progression in each subject against the 9-1 grading system at GCSE (Year 9 onwards).
  • All parents have access to information (via PIEs, parents evenings, ARD/ARW, website) which shows success criteria (PLCs) for all subjects along with advice on how to support their children’s progression.

5. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, BEHAVIOUR & WELFARE

  • Lesson observations and student voice indicate there are frequent and regular referrals to the school values and mission statement in explaining rewards and sanctions
  • Self-evaluation and external reviews judge Behaviour & Safety to be Outstanding
  • Reduction in the number of students with red/amber effort reports on trackers
  • Reduction in the number of on-call incidents
  • KS4 and KS5 attendance 96%
  • Punctuality target is an average 1 late per half term
  • Increase in achievement points compared to 2016-17
  • Reduction in external exclusions compared to 2016-17
  • Reduction in FTE compared to 2016-17
  • Reduction in PEX compared to 2016-17
  • Improvement in attitude grades on student trackers
  • Increase in the range and quality of student rewards
  • No particular group will be over-represented in permanent, fixed term exclusion or on-call incidents

6. INCLUSION & INTERVENTION

  • All students referred to IIG by staff or identified by SEN, EAL or the Pastoral Team will receive specific targeted intervention which impacts on student progress and/or well-being

7. STUDENT PROGRESSION, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, IAG & CAREERS

  • No students are recorded as NEET.
  • Increased number of students recruited to the Sixth Form
  • Student Voice demonstrates clear understanding of Careers programme and Careers opportunities/events
  • School achieves Careers Quality Mark Silver

8. NEW SCHOOL AND SUPPORT SERVICES

  • High quality display, no damage / graffiti in new building
  • Increased use of new facilities with extra-curricular activities
  • Increase in student engagement in public performances/appearances
  • Student voice shows that new facilities are being used effectively

9. STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING COMMUNICATION

  • A vision for SLICT is developed with a 5 year plan for digital technologies
  • Website compliance, branding and PR routines are calendared
  • All new software (Class Charts, CPOMS and Provision Map) are operational and understood by users.
  • Parent use of the ACS App is increased.
  • GDPR is planned and implemented by March 2018.
  • Lessons observations and student voice indicates increased use of digital technology in lessons.
  • Extra-curricular club registers and student voice indicates increased student participation in ICT clubs e.g. robotics, programming