A comprehensive School Improvement Plan is produced annually, and continually monitored and updated. Priorities for 2015-16 are:
to develop a broad and balanced curriculum for all learners;
to continue to improve rates of progress in all subjects for all pupils;
to ensure pupil voice is integral to all school developments;
to improve opportunities for access to learning outdoors;
to improve quality and provision of ICT teaching;
Our strategic objectives for the next three years are to:
Aspire to retaining Outstanding status, as judged by Ofsted.
Achieve and sustain the most advantageous model for partnership with other schools, so as to ensure the school’s future viability and success;
“Close the gap” - both between children within the school (see 3.8) and between schools within the Exeter Learning Trust;
Develop a successful model for linking school and pre-school;
Ensure viability and sustainability, while maintaining the school’s ethos. This will involve:
maintaining and improving standards in all areas;
securing and sustaining high-calibre leadership;
maintaining appropriate pupil numbers;
Continue to develop creativity in curriculum, with focus on music, languages, art and design, and as an approach to more traditional subject areas.
Seek and maximise opportunities for staff development;
Strengthen and develop all aspects of community involvement, especially parental and voluntary help in the classroom.
Develop the school’s capacity for external fund-raising, in view of likely future economic conditions.
Ensure that new technology is harnessed as appropriate.
Develop effective succession planning – staff and governors.