Development Plan

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School Development Plan 2019 - 2020

Executive Summary

Students achieve the highest academic standards

  • Continued focus on raising the achievement of all students from their specific starting points.

  • Development of our new curriculum to embed cross curricular links and effectively develop rich knowledge.

  • 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.

  • Continued focus on the personal development of our students to fulfill our ambitions around the 2020 Gatsby Benchmarks.

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 the enhancement of specialist subject expertise through collaboration with city wide communities.

  • 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 with a focus on raising the ambition of younger students to become active citizens and problem solvers.

  • Nurturing our leaders across the school from early career teachers to more experienced staff.

  • Continue to formulate and review the school’s self-evaluation of its improvement through consultation with all stakeholders and look for further opportunities to enhance this.

  • Strengthen 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 further promote more positive recognition for all students and staff in our community.

  • Improve our internal and external environment through investing more resources and energy into achieving an excellent environmental and sustainable ethos.

Creative & Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Establish creative ways of working and generating new ideas for both students and staff.

  • Improve the impact of the Arts on the personal and cultural development of all within our community.

  • 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.

  • Grow the influence of the DHSB Alumni in inspiring the next generation in the build up to the DHSB 125.

Progress towards priorities

December 2019

March 2020

Contact Us

Devonport High School for Boys
Paradise Road,

Plymouth

PL1 5QP

t: 01752 208787 e: headteacher@dhsb.org

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