School Improvement

Federation of Angel Road Schools

School Improvement and Development Plan 2019-2020

Summary of School Improvement Priorities

School Improvement and accountability is a complicated process. What we do know, is that it helps if the whole community know and contribute to the development of schools and what we are working on.

Because of the fast pace of change in strategic leadership we have seen across the three schools, it has been necessary to swiftly put in place a plan for this year which will help us moving forward in future years too. School Improvement and Development plans are wordy dense documents which have to be sufficiently detailed for those bodies that hold us to account i.e trustees, OFSTED and DFE.

We know many people will not have the time to read the detail but we hope it is helpful for you to know the main themes. These have been drawn up through:

  • discussion with leaders, staff and newly formed Local Governors,
  • listening to parental comments
  • observing children and classes
  • feedback from last term
  • using knowledge and experience of what works well

We will be holding another informal meeting across the Angels and at Bignold for you to ask us more about this and to provide an opportunity for us to communicate constructively with families. We will call these meetings ‘Family Forums’.

Summary of priorities

  1. To continue to improve outcomes for all groups of learners in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  2. To ensure high quality provision in the Early Years and that there is sufficient and appropriate challenge.
  3. At Angel Road Infant we are working hard to develop our new nursery as part of the school.
  4. To have an ambitious curriculum that improves outcomes for children because teachers have well developed subject knowledge.
  5. Making sure that the teaching your children receive is of a consistently high quality so that we are ambitious for them.
  6. To make sure the learning environment and administration spaces (classes and spaces in school) are attractive, organised, well-defined and supporting learning.
  7. To make sure we are using the right assessments and that they are used to help teachers to plan effectively so children’s learning improves.
  8. To make sure we have a positive, proactive approach to behaviour so children feel safe and know how to learn well.
  9. To make sure attendance is as good as it possibly can be for children and staff.
  10. To make sure we have good local governance that provides support and challenge to the school and is representative of our communities.
  11. To make sure teachers know how to progress their careers by developing their expertise.
  12. To make sure we communicate with all stakeholders effectively.
  1. To ensure we are helping school staff to manage their workload so they feel effective and can have healthy lifestyles and appropriate work life balance.

As school leaders we look forward to discussing this with you in our next Family Forum which we will inform you of in due course.