The School’s Transformation Plan has been agreed by the Local Governing Body and forms the strategic planning for a three year period. It is a full analysis of every aspect of the School’s work with respect to standards around teaching, behaviour, leadership and achievement. It contains a detailed review of each of these aspects in order to prioritise the areas which require further improvement. In the case of an Ofsted inspection it would also be used by the inspection team as our self-evaluation document.

Transformation Plan for 2020/2021

The key priorities for 2020-2021 are:

  • All subjects achieve strong progress at ALPS 3 or better, placing the School in the top 25% of all schools nationally for post-16 provision.
  • Provision is in place to ensure high quality teaching and learning to support students consolidate their learning during lockdown and to carefully plan if an additional lockdown period is enforced.
  • Active recruitment will continue to ensure that the School remains well attended from September 2021 with clear guidance at admissions ensuring that all students start on appropriate courses.
  • All teams will review their curriculum to ensure that they have consolidated the sequence of delivery and the use of assessment and prep to support learning, particularly in light of any adjustments required due to lockdown. The success of this will be measured through a number of subject reviews and a target of ensuring that at least 90% of all lessons observed are good or better.
  • To develop our careers-based programme further with a particular emphasis on the support provided to those students following alternative post-18 routes. We will set a target of 70% of all students achieving their first-choice destination with at least 40% of those applying to university securing places at Russell Group or similarly prestigious universities.
  • To develop our Academic Enrichment programme further so that it feels relevant to all students regardless of their pathways. Our aim will be for at least 85% of all students to recognise the value of this programme in supporting their future career choices.
  • To ensure that at least 75% of students view our tutorial programme as engaging and relevant to their futures.

You can download a copy of the 2020/21 Transformation Plan here.

Transformation Plan for 2019/2020

2019/20 Transformation Plan will focus on;

    • All subjects achieve strong progress at ALPS 3 or better, placing the school in the top 25% of all schools nationally for Post-16 provision;
    • Active recruitment will continue to ensure that the school remains oversubscribed from September 2020 with clear guidance at admissions ensuring that all students start on appropriate courses;
    • All teams will review their curriculum to ensure that they have consolidated the sequence of delivery, the use of assessment and prep to support learning. The success of this will be measured through a number of subject reviews and a target of ensuring at least 90% of all lessons observed are good or better;
    • To develop our careers based programme further with a particular emphasis on the support provided to those students following alternative post 18 routes. We will set a target of 70% of all students achieving their first choice destination with at least 40% of those applying to university securing places at Russell Group or similarly prestigious universities;
    • To develop our Academic Enrichment programme further so that it feels relevant to all students regardless of their pathways. Our aim will be for at least 85% of all students, recognise the value of this programme in supporting their future career choices;
    • To ensure that at least 75% of students view our tutorial programme as engaging and relevant to their futures.

You can download a copy of the 2019/20 Transformation Plan here.

Transformation Plan for 2018/2019

2018/2019 Transformation Plan will focus on;

  • Performance of all subjects is at least 0.2 DfE score and ALPS 4 or better whilst attainment measures continue to be at least in line with 2018 outcomes.
  • Use the Gatsby benchmarks to enhance our careers based programme.
  • Continue to grow our extra-curricular offering and range of subject based trips and visits.
  • The tutorial programme covers the topics that students are most concerned about and is delivered to the same quality as other lessons in the School.
  • Active recruitment ensures that there is an increase of uptake to enable the School to grow.

You can download a copy of the 2018/2019 Transformation Plan here.

Transformation Plan for 2017-2018

2017/2018 Transformation Plan will focus on;

  • There is Outstanding teaching across all subject areas which will ensure students of all abilities make strong progress.
  • Students benefit from increased work-related experiences, opportunities and guidance.
  • There is an increased range of enrichment opportunities, especially in formalised Sport, Music and Drama.
  • The tutorial programme covers the topics that students are most concerned about and is delivered to the same quality as other lessons in the School.
  • A library is built that provides increased opportunities for independent research.
  • Active recruitment ensures that there is an increase of uptake so the School continues to grow.

You can download a copy of the Transformation Plan here.