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 regard to 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 and 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