School Development Plan
School Self Evaluation
At the heart of our school’s good performance is astute, evidence-based self-evaluation. We have developed and gradually broadened our monitoring activities to include a range of stakeholders and strategies, but we always remain focused on pupils achieving the highest possible outcomes. We use the outcomes of our monitoring and self evaluation to challenge ourselves and each other to achieve the highest standards.
We involve staff, pupils, parents and governors in the process of monitoring and evaluation and act on their feedback. Much of our monitoring and evaluation is done jointly or in collaboration with local authority advisors, this helps to develop skills and moderate outcomes. We don't rush to implement new intitiatives as they arise, instead we allow time for actions already taken to have an impact and we customise our approaches so that they are fit for purpose and fit for our school. We aspire to high expectations at all levels and we modify and refine these over time. The key question that underpins all our school improvement planning and evaluation is: “what will have the most impact on pupil outcomes?”.
The School Development Plan (SDP) is our path to success & the achievement of our vision for Brookland Junior School pupils and their families. We work on the principle that we have a greater impact when our efforts are concentrated on fewer things. We believe that if we cannot explain what we were trying working to achieve in a way that everyone in our school community can understand and contribute to, then we cannot expect to achieve our vision for all learners. The emphasises of the 2015/16 School Development Plan was on the raising of standards and a focus on quality, while at the same time rising to the challenge of wide changes to the national curriculum and the removal of national assessment level measures. Our teachers worked together to establish a set of values for learning which we have used as a guiding framework for negotiating these changes, without losing sight of our core purpose of providing the best possible learning outcomes for all out pupils.
These Brookland 6 Principles for learning are:
1) READINESS: Readiness to learn, readiness to teach
2) DRIVE TO SUCCEED: Impact of assessment & target setting
3) COLLABORATION: Working together
4) PURSUIT OF CHALLENGE: Challenge, differentiation & target setting
5) REFLECTIVENESS: Reflective questioning, self & peer assessment
6) THINKING SKILLS: Creativity & imagination
Establishing The Bookland Six' has helped us to crystallise what we really want & why we want it.
• Based on the principle of seeking to ensure that quality development is integral to the work that we do, our 2016/17 Development Plan has a focus on ensuring the application of routine and consistently good quality development monitoring and evaluation procedures which will drive our programme of continuous improvement.
• School Self Evaluation has shown us that, following a period of significant staff change, there is a need to give a focus on improving learning outcomes for all pupils the highest priority. This will be achieved through:
• a clearly structured programme of teaching improvement ( led by the Headteacher, Deputy and SENCO )
• a robust coaching programme to support teachers in developing independence learners with outstanding attitudes to learning ( led by the CPD Coaching Manager) results in improvements in ethos, behaviour and outcomes for learners.”
Our School development Plan is again ambitious. As a staff we firmly believe that it is only by setting these high aspirations that we will create a school centred on achieving an inspirational learning environment for ALL of our learners to succeed.
Governors monitor the SDP each term via the Headteachers’ report & Governor visits to the school.
Brookland Junior School
Elm Drive Cheshunt,
Tel: 01992 624487
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