School Development Plan 2016 – 2017

Executive Summary

Live monitoring and evaluations exist within BlueSky throughout the year. Department Self Evaluation, including Question Level Analysis, identify priorities to be addressed by teams and individuals. They all relate to the following strategic intents:

Students achieve the highest academic standards

➢     Implementation of curriculum and assessment changes.

➢     Continued focus on the needs of different groups to raise achievement, including the most able.

➢     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 to enhancing differentiation 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 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.

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, through a new DHSB approach.

➢     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 2016

March 2017