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Academy Improvement Plan

Key Issues in Academy Improvement Plan for 2016/17


Key objectives

  1. Assessment
  • To continue to refine how the school uses Target Tracker to inform staff, governors, parents and other stakeholders of progress and attainment made
  • Investigate in-year assessment tools to support monitoring of progress and attainment
  1. Monitoring
  • To refine the school’s monitoring system
  • To introduce a triangulation week system using School Improvement Partner as an external moderator
  1. Pupil Premium Grant
  • To assess whether Pupil Premium money is being used in an effective way considering the impact of interventions and making changes accordingly
  1. Collaboration
  • To continue to work with the Calder Valley Collaborative
  • To continue to look for opportunities for collaboration
  • To continue to explore Multi Academy Trusts through a working party
  1. British Values/Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
  • To ensure that British Values/SMSC are fully embedded within our school ethos and within our curriculum
  1. Anti-bullying
  • To fully embed our policies on behaviour and discipline and anti-bullying
  1. Successful Induction of new teacher
  • For the new part time teacher to feel fully part of our team
  1. Subject coordination
  • To develop existing and new subject managers
  1. Primary Quality mark renewal
  2. Learning environment -Refurbishment of the ICT suite into a new teaching space
  3. Refurbishment of the staffroom to create better working/ relaxation space for staff.


Key objectives

  1. Improve outcomes for pupils
  • Achieve at least national average value added progress between KS1 and KS2 for reading writing and maths
  • At the end of KS1 achieve at least national average for expected attainment standard in reading writing and maths separately
  • At the end of KS2 be above floor standards or national average ( whichever is the higher) for expected attainment standard in combined reading writing and maths
  • For KS1 and KS2 close the attainment gap between boys and girls writing
  1. To continue to build on format of progress meetings
  1. To monitor more closely the impact of PP funding and interventions or catch up.
  • To consider the impact of interventions and make changes accordingly e.g. catch up system


Key objectives

  1. To deliver 100% outstanding teaching ( over 3 years)
  • At least 40% outstanding teaching in this year
  • Set up coaching model between pairs of teachers
  • Visit outstanding schools to observe outstanding practice
  1. Use of writing model migrate to other subject areas
  • Replicate our ‘English model ‘ of setting out work etc. to other subject areas
  1. Monitoring system
  • To embed robust monitoring for teaching and learning
  1. CPD
  • To ensure staff are receiving appropriate CPD linked to our priorities
  1. Outdoor learning
  • To continue to look for opportunities for outdoor learning
  • To explore the possibility of making a forest school for 2017/18


Key objectives

  1. Become a values based school
  • Develop, successfully execute and monitor a values based strategy that results in our values being understood and lived by all stakeholders.
  1. Safeguarding /child protection – use of CPOMS
  2. Behaviour for learning
  3. Anti-bullying
  • Restorative practice/ training / INSET day (October)
  • Become a zero tolerance school for bullying
  1. Academic/professional resilience
  • Coaching for staff and children
  • Changing mind set/ growth mind set
  1. Introduce a new reward system
  2. Training
  • Designated School Lead refresher
  • Safer recruiting
  • Managing allegation against staff

       7.Supervision in place for Designated School Lead