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Academy Improvement Plan

Our Academy Improvement Plan enables the school’s vision to be shared and understood by the whole school community. Our aim is to work and learn together as a community in order to improve and be the best that we can be. The Academy improvement Plan should give everyone an understanding of where the school is going and what actions will be taken to ensure we get there. We set clear timescales for implementation and determine how to effectively use both human and material resources to support specific goals. It also helps us plan and prioritise our budget and guides how we plan and organise staff training. The Academy Improvement Plan is designed to give a sharp, clear focus to those aspects of our work which we believe are most in need of improvement.


Everyone has the chance to contribute ideas as to how our school can improve. There are regular opportunities for staff and governors to review how successful our improvements have been and agree priorities for the coming year. We ask parents, staff and children to share their ideas through questionnaires and through our School Council. We want everyone to support us and help us improve and this can only happen if we are all involved.


Once we have agreed the priorities, the Headteacher identifies targets for improvement by writing the Academy Improvement Plan. This is then shared with everyone. There are five Key Priorities for the plan. We wish to achieve each target as fully as possible; therefore they will drive our training, resources, teaching and learning, monitoring, evaluation and review over the next year.


Professional development INSET days are an important part of this process. In addition to this, all staff are keen to keep up to date with new initiatives. Therefore, individual teachers and support staff will undertake training throughout the year in order to further their own professional development and to strengthen the subject expertise of the staff. We are fortunate to benefit from the excellent collaborative professional learning (CPL) offered through the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust. 


Our 2021-22 Academy Improvement Plan has been structured in accordance with the revised Ofsted Framework for Inspection (September 2019) so priorities are grouped under the Ofsted category headings; The Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and The Effectiveness of Early Years Provision.


This plan has been compiled with the aim of ensuring that the priorities identified will improve the overall efficiency of the school and provide for the needs of all children spiritually, socially, morally, physically and academically, thereby having a positive impact on the standards children attain.