School Improvement Planning

PRORITY 1 – Ensure there is consistent high -quality teaching and learning across the school
Why this was identified as a priority:   There is a requirement for there to be a refocus on learning to ensure consistency and quality teaching across the school.Core priorities have been identified through a range of internal processes such as monitoring, including feedback from lesson observations and drop-ins, learning journey discussions, feedback from stakeholders and within staff meetings and discussions with children about their learning and their experiences across school. Following the DCS report from the School Improvement Advisor, where Teaching and Learning was highlighted as an area of development.  
PRORITY 2 – Develop whole school Assessment that supports learning
Why this was identified as a priority:   The in-house assessment processes at Hornbill do not currently encourage staff to take ownership of the data at class level, at subject leader level or with the wider SLT.  Teachers need to know what the expectations of pupils are in year groups.  Teachers need to know what to do if a child is not meeting the expectations.   Assessment must be clearly linked to curriculum progression.  
PRORITY 3 – Improve the capacity of leaders to impact positively upon pupil learning Improve the capacity of leaders to impact positively upon pupil learning
Why this was identified as a priority:   The last 3 years have seen a change in most leadership positions.The new DCS Pay Policy clearly identifies the difference between TLR and UPS this understanding needs to be established within the school.School leaders must play a significant role in school development. To ensure that the core drivers of community, citizenship and metacognition are embedded within learning across school.To ensure that there is a consistently high level of expectation for all stakeholders across school To develop leadership roles further to ensure effective learning is embedded across the curriculum 
PRORITY 4 – Develop clear whole school, local and international community communication strategies
Why this was identified as a priority:   There was a significant change in children at Hornbill in August 2022 following the Unit Move.   This objective has been identified to ensure that there is a key focus on the redevelopment of Hornbill School including: Ensuring the core drivers of community, citizenship and metacognition are embedded within all learning across school.    Re-establishing the Hornbill Identity.   The SGC will be thriving and supporting schoolParents will receive the information they need to support their children and be confident what they know about school