IFIELD SCHOOL KEY PRIORITIES 2019-2020
Priority One: To continue to raise the quality of education that the school provides
1.1 Ensure that learning meets pupils’ needs through a relevant curriculum, appropriate resources, suitable interventions and high expectations.
1.2 Inspire pupils to learn through memorable experiences and linked cross-curricular opportunities.
1.3 Increase consistency of teachers’ effective use of assessment to plan learning that meets the wide range of pupils’ needs and abilities.
1.4 Ensure pupils have access to high level careers education that expands from early years to post-16 so that they are increasingly autonomous, possess transferrable skills, and are better prepared for life outside of school.
1.5 To ensure that accreditations are well planned and delivered in a timely manner so that key stage four, five and post-19 learners achieve the highest standards within academic areas.
Priority Two: To continue to strengthen pupils’ positive behaviours and attitudes towards themselves, others, learning and life
2.1 To improve staff confidence and expertise when supporting pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties
2.2 To empower pupils to help raise standards throughout the school and continue to involve them in decision making, particularly surrounding the quality of the school’s curriculum.
Priority Three: To further enable pupils to grow in their personal development so that they are increasingly self-reliant and able to impact on, and benefit from, the community in which they live
3.1 Ensure that the life-skills curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to progress so that they work towards greater independence and employability.
3.2 To provide pupils with opportunities to solve problems, make decisions, think creatively and communicate effectively.
Priority Four: For leaders and managers to ensure that the school’s values cascade through the school’s curriculum intent with staff that are enabled, empowered and expert in their responsibilities and work closely with other stakeholders of the school so that all pupils are successful.
4.1 Develop a knowledge-engaged approach to a whole school curriculum design that enables pupils to learn about, and embody the school’s aims and values.
4.2 The school’s PRIDE values are linked seamlessly to British Values and are personalised and meaningful to each key stage so that pupils are motivated and inspired throughout the school day.
4.3 Ensure that learning pathways are underpinned by secure curriculum design that meets the needs of pupils and embeds the school’s values and aims.
4.4 Ensure staff receive training and development that will develop their expertise and subject knowledge in the areas for which they are responsible
4.5 To continue to address issues of staff workload and staff absence in order that high levels of staff facilitate positive pupil outcomes and staff well-being.
4.6 To enhance stakeholder engagement in pupils’ learning and development.
Priority Five: Evaluating the quality of early years education in schools
5.1 The intent of the curriculum is reviewed and coverage mapped to ensure children’s needs are met.
Priority Six: Evaluating sixth-form provision
6.1 To ensure that students receive personalised careers and work experiences opportunities that ae closely linked to their interests and accreditations