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Improving our school

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School Improvement and Development Plan 2020-21

Key foci;

  • Attendance; continued focus on all and student group attendance. 
  • Development and design of revised ks3/4 curriculum intent (middle leadership of curric content/ skills, concepts, sequence, reading, assessment). 
  • Ensure challenge and relentless rigour in all lessons in implementation
    - objectives/outcomes which reference content and skills.  
    - refine and develop 3 phase assessment using the whole-school marking and feedback policy and framework monitored by middle leaders.
    - develop student learning articulation strategies and opportunities in line with GM. 
  • Disadvantaged and SEND; improved progress and gap to continue to narrow across all subjects. Embedded differentiation, further improve SEND strategies, interventions and programmes especially reading. 
  • LSU and internal behaviour systems reviewed, developed and used effectively.
  • Performance Management is rigorous and consistent for all staff. 
  • Careers; establish approaches to establish the national careers strategy within the curriculum. 
  • SMSC; ensure departmental audit is complete and principles are embedded throughout the SOW, on the website and in department feedback.  
  • PSHRE; review the current provision and make the necessary changes in order to meet our statutory requirements by revised date. 
  • Site and rolling programme of ICT/ facilities improvement. 
  • Robust blended learning systems developed to enhance existing curriculum delivery and in preparation for local and/or national Covid lockdowns. 

Ensuring the Quality of Teaching across the Curriculum

  • Teachers are observed as part of the performance management department review process.
  • Teachers may also be engaged in professional peer coaching.
  • We can also operate ‘learning walks’ and ‘student work scrutinies’ each half term. These focus on our agreed priorities for the year and feedback is then given to departments.
  • Our ‘Learning Board’ meetings allow heads of department to work together to improve teaching at departmental level.
  • Our ‘Teaching, Learning & Assessment’ Workshops and training days run regularly throughout the year to ensure that our teachers receive up-to-date training and professional development.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.