School Development Plan 2018 – 2019

Executive Summary
Students achieve the highest academic standards 
  • Implementation of curriculum and assessment changes.
  • Continued focus on the needs of different groups to raise achievement.
  • Emphasis on ensuring all students are challenged and make excellent progress in their learning.
  • A whole-school focus on literacy and oracy.
  • Promote an expectation of reflection, review and a commitment to improve to achieve excellence.
  • Develop appropriate homework that stretches and challenges learning.
All staff seek to become even better
  • Develop and share good practice through our appraisal system to ensure all staff extend their opportunities for professional development.
  • Developing the pedagogy of teachers with regards Excellence in the classroom.
  • Emphasis on internal collaboration for CPD to build collective capacity.
  • Improving the quality of provision for the induction of new staff to the school’s culture and systems.
Leadership at all levels
  • Embedding and enhancing the extensive leadership opportunities for students.
  • Building the consistency and development of all leaders across the school particularly Middle Leaders.
  • Continue to formulate and review the school’s self-evaluation of its improvement through consultation with all stakeholders.
  • Enhance the support of staff and student wellbeing through a collective approach.
Collaboration and community
  • Widen access to improve social mobility by overcoming barriers in the community.
  • Improve the consistency and clarity of communication to students, staff, parents and the wider community.
  • Enable families to support their children through regular engagement events.
  • Promote and embed British Values and the Prevent agenda.
  • Celebrate success and commitment to serving the community through the DHSB Community Awards.
  • Enhance and improve our internal and external environment.
Creative & Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Make joy, curiosity and the ability to ask the right questions at the right time the criteria by which we measure our school.
  • Overcome the barriers to recruitment and retention, reflected nationally.
  • Maximise income generation through existing and new ventures.
  • Continue to use the latest cutting edge technology creatively and innovatively influencing the wider educational community.
  • Transform the influence and impact that the DHSB Alumni (Old Boys) has on current students and staff.

Progress towards priorities

December 2018

March 2019

July 2019