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School Development Plan: "Working together in local partnership to achieve outstanding outcomes for all"
We are focusing on three core areas this year:
Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Assessment. Last year we continued to develop our curriculum including provision for English, Maths and the 'Big Idea'. This period provided exciting opportunities for us to use the expertise within the academy trust. We now aim to assess the impact of this alongside UNITED, our unique learning curriculum.
'Formative Assessment' is all about using a range of ways to assess children during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment. We have set up research groups to develop thinking and share expertise.This year we are exploring ways that we can use these techniques to accelerate learning so as many children as possible reach the standard expected for their age.
The performance of teachers and the quality of teaching and learning remains a focus. This year we are supporting a number of excellent newly qualified staff, whilst training student teachers across our schools. We will also be focusing on how teams of teachers and support staff can have maximum impact on 'closing the gap' and removing blocks to learning for identified pupils.