School Improvement

The School Improvement Team provides support to Worcestershire schools to ensure continual improvement and excellence for all pupils.

School Improvement

After careful and extensive consultation with all key partners, we present the revised strategy.

Aiming for Outstanding will be defined by three key principles:

  • An emphasis on learning focused improvement, that is values driven leadership and an accent on life- long learning opportunities for children and staff
  • A focus on partnership working, high quality relationships and capacity building through evidenced based school led improvements
  • A drive to raise standards through robust collective accountability


Key Priorities

Raise standards of attainment and improve rates of progress for all pupils:

  • improve the achievement of pupils, particularly in KS2;
  • work with schools to help ensure teacher assessments are accurate; school tracking systems are robust; any underperformance is identified swiftly and interventions implemented at the earliest opportunity

Close the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils:

  • work with schools to help ensure interventions are appropriately targeted and effective in order to enable underperforming pupils to make accelerated progress

Increase the proportion of schools that are providing a good or better education for their pupils:

  • continue to strengthen the quality of leadership at all levels;
  • continue to strengthen the accountability role of governors to ensure robust and independent monitoring and evaluation

Strengthen partnership arrangements to Increase school to school support:

  • continue to work in partnership with head teacher representative groups, Teaching School Alliances and other system leaders to share effective practice and broker school to school support;
  • promote the sharing of effective practice

Secure Plus

  • Annual desk-top analysis to identify strengths or gaps in performance
  • Invitation to submit self-evaluation summary–school can self-refer
  • Further checks on capacity only where performance is a concern
  • Opportunity for high performing schools to lead support for others
     

Secure

  • Desktop analysis
  • Telephone conversation: discussion of self-evaluation
  • Access to traded offer to help address any agreed Areas for Improvement
  • Follow up telephone discussion of progress

Light touch support

  • Desktop analysis
  • Initial visit
  • Telephone follow-up discussion of progress- end term one OR a school visit if progress on areas for improvement is an issue

Focus support

  • Desktop analysis
  • Initial visit to discuss Aiming for Outstanding criteria based self-evaluation
  • School Improvement Adviser-led Reviews-frequency proportionate to need
  • Aiming for Outstanding School Improvement programme Tier 1/ 2 involvement
  • Project Board meetings –frequency proportionate to need

Intensive support

  • Initial visit to discuss Aiming for Outstanding criteria based self-evaluation
  • School Improvement Adviser-led Reviews-frequency proportionate to need
  • Aiming for Outstanding School Improvement programme Tier 1 / 2 involvement
  • Project Board meetings –frequency proportionate to need

To discuss your requirements for School Improvement, contact:

01905 678200

Prime-Schoolservices@babcockinternational.com

Resources

Aiming for Outstanding

School Improvement Policy for Worcestershire Schools 2017-18

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