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Ifield School Key Priorities 2016-17

Ifield School seeks to improve its provision for pupils year on year.  The School Plan sets out the direction and focus for the Ifield community.  Every year the plan is updated and new priorities are set to ensure that pupils have outstanding learning opportunities and achieve the best possible outcomes.  Below are the priorities for 2016-17.

Outcomes for Pupils

  • To ensure EHCP outcomes are an integral part of planning and delivery across the curriculum, which determine personalised provision.
  • All teachers to interrogate evidence of pupil progress, so that it can be used to provide personalised learning opportunities that are appropriate to pupils’ individual needs.
  • To fully embed the use of the new assessment systems for all subjects so that staff can effectively track pupil progress and ensure that interventions diminish any differences in learning.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • Embed use of Pupil Asset across the curriculum and use to evaluate progress towards aspirational targets (Key Stage to Key Stage) as well as in-year progress.
  • Enhance the self-evaluative capacity of staff at all levels to ensure improved teaching and learning outcomes.
  • Embed the SCERTs model and TEACCH approach to enable pupils to become more independent learners

Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing

  • EHCP outcomes to inform the life skills curriculum to ensure that personal development and wellbeing is enhance.
  • Delivery of meticulous personalised interventions provide support and challenge for all pupils.
  • Transitions are carefully planned in conjunction with pupils and their families and informed by EHCP outcomes to ensure pupils’ are prepared for the next stage of their education/life.

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

  • Implement Teaching and Learning toolkit, to increase outstanding teaching and learning throughout the Federation.
  • Develop Federation curriculum teams to provide outstanding outcomes for all pupils.
  • To embed a culture of coaching and mentoring to develop role of middle leaders and improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues within the KSENT and CLASS to recruit and retain high quality SEN teachers across Kent.

Effectiveness of the 16-19 Study Programme

  • To ensure that Individual Study Programmes demonstrate clear direction of planning for their education, training or employment.
  • Review the accreditation for Key Stage 5.
  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2012/2013
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2010/2011
  • The Cedar Federation
  • SEN Specialist Schools
  • Sport England
  • Healthy Schools
  • International School Award
  • Thames Teaching Alliance
  • Kent County Council
  • Ifield Smile
  • iNet
  • Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • Olympic & Paralympic Values
  • RFS