We continually monitor and evaluate the quality of what we do in school and identify what needs to be done to ensure Pomphlett is a continually improving school. To do this, we ask the opinion of as many groups as possible – including pupils, parents, staff, teachers and governors as well as independent education consultants. We create an improvement plan every year which helps us to communicate what we intend to improve, and how we will go about it.
School Development Plan 2013-14
The overall strategic aim of the current plan is to move the school from an Ofsted judgement of “Good” to one of “Outstanding.” To achieve this, recent outstanding pupil achievement outcomes need to be maintained and the overall quality of teaching and learning needs to improve to be more consistently outstanding.
Consistently Outstanding pupil achievement outcomes are required to be judged Outstanding by Ofsted, necessitating key performance indicators to be significantly above national averages. Also, the progress of all pupils, and particularly those of targeted and vulnerable groups, needs to be above national averages.
Teaching and Learning
The quality of teaching in an Outstanding school must also be Outstanding. As well as raising the standards of teaching to be consistently outstanding, improvements in the curriculum are also necessary to further improve provision and also prepare for the launch of the new National Curriculum in September 2014.
Behaviour and Safety
Increased levels of concerns reported by parents and staff require a greater emphasis on making children aware of common dangers in society as well as the behaviours necessary to be a good learner and member of the school community.
Spiritual Moral Social & Cultural Development
For children to be able to engage confidently in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, they will need to have strong values and a good awareness of the nature of that world. Further developments are necessary to improve the children's preparedness in this area.
Leadership and Management
Continuing improvements in the organisation of the school to improve efficiency and effectiveness, especially where these relate to systems and human, physical and financial resources, will enable the school respond to change better as an organisation, leading to more successful school development work.