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Scout Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, W. Yorkshire HX7 5JR

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Academy Improvement Plan

2020/2021 Strategic Priorities and Strategies

This plan sets out our priority areas for development over the next three years. The plan does not cover all the areas in which we continue to seek excellence but focuses on the key priorities that will ensure our school continues to grow and deliver our vision.


Our Vision – Scout Road Academy children have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to flourish and succeed as they move forward in life. They develop in a culture of respect, positivity and determination.


Ofsted Area



Quality of Education

Provide all pupils with an excellent quality of education

1.      Establish a programme of teaching that enables all pupils to catch up on important missed


2.      Establish an effective programme of remote learning that reflects Department for Education


3.      Support pupils and staff physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

4.      Redesign our curriculum in line with the new Ofsted framework 2019. Based on clear intent,

implementation, and outcomes, and tailored to pupils needs whilst being at least as ambitious as the national curriculum.

5.      Underpin the curriculum with the school’s values.

6.      Ensure staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver the curriculum well.

7.      Ensure resources (people, equipment, environment, and teaching) are appropriate to deliver the

curriculum well and support effective learning.

8.      Shape and embed assessment and monitoring systems that support learning across all subjects.

9.      Continue to improve the quality of writing, particularly for children with SEND.

10.   Continue to effectively collaborate with other schools.


Leadership and Management

Maximise pupil numbers in all year groups

1.      Via an effective marketing strategy that promotes the school’s strengths, successes, points of

difference etc:

a. Attract more pupils to the academy by becoming the first-choice school for more parents.

b. Protect pupil numbers and minimise mobility via effective retention initiatives.

2.      Promote Caterpillar Club.

3.      Listen to stakeholders and act on their feedback as appropriate.

4.      Encourage the whole school community to support the vision.

Leadership and Management

Recruitment/development of Principal and key Trustees

1.      Provide appropriate support, and targeted and effective continuous professional development for

Acting Principal.

2.      Appoint, support, and develop substantive Principal.

3.      Develop Chair and Responsible Officer succession plans.

4.      Recruit and develop new Trustees with identified skills to enhance effectiveness of the Trustee