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Erasmus Darwin Academy Academy Development and Improvement Plan 2021-2022 Will it give our students the: Education of the highest quality? Determination to be the best they can be? Appreciation of how to be safe, respectful and healthy?
Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 - Key Academy Objective Summary ADIP Section Academy Values 2020-21 Academy Objectives Academic Inspiration • Embed the new curriculum structure and update schemes of work and assessments Success • Develop, implement and embed a consistent approach to our wider curriculum particularly oracy, literacy, numeracy and SEND Excellence • Have a clear plan for the 2022 GCSE cohort to ensure they are best prepared for their GCSE examinations in May 2022. • Improve the progress of students in languages and Mathematics. Determination Broadening Courage • Implement work experience programme for Year 10 students. Horizons • Increase the percentage of students taking part in extra-curricular activities and educational visits. Increase the percentage of Determination disadvantaged students accessing these opportunities. • To ensure that SMSC provision at Erasmus Darwin Academy can be evidenced as outstanding. Culture and Ethos Respect • To continue to champion the EDA Way and EDA S.T.E.P.S across the Academy. • To further develop strategies to manage low-level classroom disruption. Friendship • To ensure the recording of Behaviour/pastoral incidents/interactions are accurate and monitored • To develop the way Myconcern (electronic recording system) is used so that additional staff can view/record as appropriate. Equality Excellence Developing Staff Excellence • CPD provides varied pathways for all staff with clear links to Appraisal. and Governance • Establish a clear succession plan for key strategic responsibilities (T&L, Curriculum and Sixth Form). Determination • To further improve staff wellbeing and resilience. Engaging with Respect • To create more collaborative opportunities with primary schools. the Community • Opportunities for the Academy to play a greater role in the local community, following on from the success of 2019. Friendship Equality
Facilitating Excellence • To develop a consistent approach to learning environment in lessons. Learning and • To further develop Teachers’ pedagogical knowledge. Determination • To introduce and develop the ECT Programme. Progress Courage Respect Sixth Form Inspiration • To further develop a high quality work experience programme for students to participate in during their time in the Sixth Form. • To further develop the Sixth Form scholar award. Excellence • Further develop the vocational curriculum offer. Determination
Academic Success Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 • Objective 1. Embed the new curriculum structure and update schemes of work and assessments Why action is needed: We are changing the curriculum model to a 3 Year KS3 and a 2 Year KS4. Schemes of work are also being updated into a consistent format across the Academy. Assessment plans need to be re-written to mirror the new curriculum model/assessment calendar and subject specific delivery plans. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs take the arrangements to be done by including lead costings Plan and agree the new assessment July 2021 NA SEB, RC • Feedback from SLs An agreed assessment calendar for the next academic calendar which includes assessment (SLs) year following consultation with subject leaders weeks for all calendared assessments Subject Leaders to: Phase 1 Cover for SEB (SLs) • QA of schemes via line A consistent approach to writing schemes of work that September possible visits management (all SLT) are detailed. Staff are clear about the knowledge and • re-write departmental schemes of 2021 to primary • QA via SEB skills that need to be delivered and in what order. work. schools • Subject leaders to review Students can make learning links from lesson to lesson • Ensure the KS3 National Curriculum is Phase 2 and 3 delivery and assessment termly and also understand how previously learning links to covered in all subjects in KS3 and (Dec and Subject CPD ensure they have an understanding of current learning April) sessions expectation and delivery at KS2 Subject Leaders to update the delivery Phase 1 Subject CPD SEB (SLs) • QA of delivery via line All staff are clear about the sequencing of lessons. All plans to mirror the new curriculum model September sessions management staff understand why that sequence is in place. Subject 2021 • QA via SE leaders can simply monitor curriculum delivery and • KS3 -3 Years (inclusive of a clear • Subject leaders to review support where necessary baseline assessment period in Yr. 7) Phase 2 and 3 delivery and assessment termly • KS4 – 2 Years (Dec and • All teachers to have a clear April) understanding of delivery plans Subject Leaders to ensure there is a clear September NA SEB • QA process completed by PW, For all subject areas to have a clear delivery and delivery and assessment plan in place for 2021 SEB and RC assessment plan for the2 year delivery of their GCSE the 2 year GCSE delivery model
Department meeting times to include a As per CPD NA SEB • Subject meeting minutes For all subject areas to have a focus on the fundamental continual focus on curriculum planning, meeting • Line management minutes aspects of the curriculum with regard to planning, curriculum delivery and curriculum review calendar delivery and review Introduce Leadership and Management Term 1 for NA PW • Review minutes and actions To support all middle leaders in their professional meetings which take place twice per year meeting 1 and from the meeting development next steps. To meet all middle leaders for all middle leaders Term 3 for individually and discuss their current strategic plans and meeting 2 priorities. To develop and invest in middle leadership with a focus on curriculum, teaching and general leadership management Agree a 2-year plan to increase the Options NA SEB/PW • EBACC uptake following the To increase the number of students who are entered for number of students entering and Evening Feb options process the EBACC qualification. To increase the number of achieving the EBACC qualification. To 2022 students achieving the EBACC qualification in line with include: the governments EBACC ambition • Specific pathways for bespoke students for options cohort 2022
• Objective 2. Develop, implement and embed a consistent approach to our wider curriculum particularly oracy, literacy, numeracy and SEND Why action is needed: There is no consistent approach to delivering the wider curriculum which includes literacy, oracy, numeracy and support for SEND. A coherent plan is required to ensure that the wider curriculum is being taught as explicitly as subject specific knowledge and skills. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Agree a literacy and oracy plan that July 2021 Printing costs ET • Review week to monitor A consistent approach to developing students’ literacy, outlines our wider curriculum: for literacy • Evaluation following review oracy and reading across all subject areas within the mat week to plan next steps Academy. The teaching of literacy, knowledge and skills • Literacy Mat/literacy check is equal in all subject areas • Language for Learning • Oracy (SHAPE) • Strategies to develop reading Deliver wider curriculum plan via a CPD September CPD session ET, GB, OW • Review week to monitor To upskill staff so that they have the strategies and session to staff and upskill them with 2021 for staff. and RC the initial input and identify resources to successfully deliver the literacy strategies. relevant strategies and outline Delivered next steps To ensure that students are receiving a consistent diet of expectations internally • Student voice to outline knowledge, skills and literacy in all subject areas across levels of consistency the Academy • Literacy Mat/literacy check • Language for Learning • Oracy (SHAPE) • Strategies to develop reading Create a reading intervention programme September NA ET and GB • Reading age data analysis An intervention programme to support students with for students in Years 7-10 who have a 2021 • Internal data analysis low reading ages in years 9 and 10 reading age that is 2 years or greater from their chronological age Launch a subject specific SEND support TBC CPD session AM • AM to QA all subject plans Subject areas to have specific strategies to support plan for all subject areas. This will include delivered by • Review week students with SEND. Consistently use these strategies how subjects are supporting SEND AM to outline • SEND M&E schedule during teaching to ensure that SEND students maintain students in their subject areas. Subject the SEND pace with the curriculum leaders need to: support plan • Create their SEND support plan
• Submit to AM for QA • Share with teams • QA during M&E and review Add key literacy initiatives into the criteria September Assembly to ET/BM/DS and • Review of House Cup at the The formulation of the House Cup includes literacy that goes towards the House Cup. These 2021 outline this to AF end of the academic year elements will include: the students • Number of words read tracked by accelerated reader • Number of library books taken out by house Review the wider curriculum termly and December NA ET • Review week monitoring Regular evaluation and review of literacy and SEND add in actions accordingly 2021 • Student Voice initiatives. An opportunity to support subject areas accordingly to achieve consistency April 2022 EVT to conduct a review of all TBC NA ET • Review meeting To ensure the curriculum is resourced with reading departmental reading material to ensure • Line management minutes material that is age appropriate. To ensure that reading that this is in line with students is part of all subjects curriculum delivery chronological age
• Objective 3. Improve the progress of students in languages and Mathematics. Why action is needed: 2019 progress measures indicate that progress in languages is -0.4 and progress in Mathematics is 0. Students don’t progress as well in Mathematics and Languages compared to other areas of the Academy curriculum. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Following the Mathematics review, re- September NA NT (DC & EC) • QA the KS3 curriculum, A logically sequenced Mathematics curriculum that write schemes of learning, delivery plans 2021 delivery plan and covers the National Curriculum. In addition, the and assessments in Key Stages 3 and 4 assessments with SLE Mathematics curriculum offers appropriate challenge for • QA the KS4 curriculum, our KS2 profile. delivery plan and assessments with SIP Restructure the timetable and divide the September NA NT • Review weeks Following the disruption caused by the pandemic, cohort into two groups to allow staff to 2021 • Maths internal M&E changing the timetable gives greater freedom for teach multiple groups for examination • Data capture data teachers teaching multiple classes in examination groups groups Devise a system that enables us to gather September Curriculum DS/NT/GB • Curriculum plan QA via line Teacher assessments will be critical in ensuring that an understanding of Year 6 student 2021 time in management teachers are aware of what students have mastered in strengths and areas for development in primary KS2. the absence of SATs schools for DS/NT/GB • Liaise with key primary feeder schools and create a simple QLA that we can use (complete the same for English) NT, EC and DC to review and evaluate the December NA NT (DC & EC) • Line management meetings Periodic reviews to check the curriculum model is being curriculum model and delivery plans 2021 • Subject leader meetings implemented consistently in all subject areas. NT, EC and DC to review and evaluate the April 2022 NA NT (DC & EC) • Line management meetings Periodic reviews to check the curriculum model is being curriculum model and delivery plans • Subject leader meetings implemented consistently in all subject areas.
NT, EC and DC to review and evaluate the July 2022 NA NT (DC & EC) • Line management meetings Periodic reviews to check the curriculum model is being curriculum model and delivery plans • Subject leader meetings implemented consistently in all subject areas. Locate a high performing languages September NA SK • Line management meetings Subject leader support to gather an understanding of department and buddy up the subject 2021 to ensure meetings take other curriculum models and delivery plans. leader for support. Arrange 3 termly place meetings throughout the academic year Source support from a teaching school to Jan 2022 SLE support SK • Review report An external review to evaluate teaching, curriculum review the MFL Department £750 planning and lesson resourcing.
• Objective 4. Have a clear plan for the 2022 GCSE cohort to ensure they are best prepared for their GCSE examinations in May 2022. Why action is needed: The disruption caused by COVID 19 has have a significant impact on the 2022 cohort. A clear plan needs to be in place to support their GCSE examination preparation. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Organise bespoke tutor support in English June 2021 NA CD, GB and NT • Impact reviewed after the Bespoke support in English and Mathematics for and Mathematics during tutor time Year 10 assessments targeted students. Organise the revision guide distribution June 2021 PP ring fenced AF • Review uptake when To offer revision guides for all students to help support ahead of the normal planned time money for ordering with their end of Year 10 assessments. (inclusive of purchase for PP students) revision guides Ensure revision support materials are June 2021 Revision CD • Form tutors to support the For Year 10 students to have an understanding of the shared with students ahead of the end of material use of the revision most effective revision strategies ahead of their end of Year 10 assessments. This will include: printing materials Year 10 assessments. • Revision timetable • Hints and tips for revision Review the June performance of Year 10 July 2021 PW, CD, SLT • Data entry review Review the performance after the Year 10 PPEs and assessments and make set changes and SLs identify the students in need of additional support. accordingly Purchase incentives for the students as a July 2021 £1000 PW • Monitor the student A set of incentives for students which are given out for reward for improvements in performance performance in July, acknowledgement for good performance in July and after assessment periods December and March improvement in performance in December and March. (after assessment periods) Review the performance of Year 11 after December PW, CD, SLT • Data entry review A comprehensive review of student performance after each set of PPEs 2021 and and SLs each set of PPEs in December and March. March 2022
Launch the intervention timetable for September £400 CD and SLs • Data entry review after A bespoke intervention programme for students in all students at the following times: 2021 each set of PPEs subjects. • September – November (1st set of PPEs) • Jan – March (2nd set of PPEs) • March – examinations Review the PP strategic plan and spend Term 1 NA AF • SLT meeting minutes A frequent review to assess the impact our strategies plan termly at the SLT strategic meeting are having on the progress of disadvantaged students. Term 2 Term 3 Ensure that governors meetings Each NA HN/PW • Governors meeting A frequent review to assess the impact our strategies specifically review a section of the spend Governors minutes are having on the progress of disadvantaged students. plan at each governors meeting Meeting
Broadening Horizons Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 Objective 1. Implement work experience programme for Year 10 students. Why action is needed: Year 10 Work Experience needs to be implemented to comply with Gatsby benchmark number 6. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Y10 students to have assembly to September N/A AH/AF Parental and Student feedback Students to be given initial information about Y10 work- introduce/launch work-experience 2021 experience programme and what it will involve. programme. Straw poll findings Y10 students to take part in straw poll to September Printing of AH Obtain information on likelihood of students obtaining ascertain interests in type of work 2021 straw poll placement in chosen field. experience placement. slips. AH to attend Entrust w/e portal training September Cost of AH AH AH to receive updated training on Entrust work course refresher/update 2021 attending experience portal and requirements for how students training will use the portal. course. Letter to be distributed to parents of Y10 End of N/A AH Students and parents to be provided with required students. Letter to include student login September information in order to start looking for work experience details for portal. 2021. placement. Parent information evening to be held to October 2021 N/A AH/AF % attendance at meeting Parents to receive additional instructions on how to provide parents with information on how assist their child in finding placement and can ask any to support their child finding w/e questions they may have. placement.
Deadline for students to have found 31st January N/A AH % of students who have 100% of Y10 students to have signed-up on Entrust placement and information uploaded onto 2022 placement agreed by deadline portal for work experience placement. Entrust portal. Outstanding students to be addressed. Students to complete pre work- End of Computer AH QA of work/tasks completed by Students to have completed all tasks required prior to experience tasks on Entrust portal. February 2022 rooms students. commencing w/e placement. allocated to Y10s. Y10 Assembly to discuss logistics for March 2022 Theatre AH/AF Student feedback Y10 students to understand final requirements for students when undertaking w/e booking attending their work experience placement. placements. Students to undertake w/e placement. TBC – April Form tutor AH/SLT/CA Monitoring of student Ensure that all students receive either phone call or visit Checking via phone call or visit required. 2022? gain time attendance at placements from EDA staff member to their placement. allocation (logistics tbc) Students to complete post work- April 2022 Computer AH QA of work/tasks completed by Students to have completed w/e placement and experience evaluation tasks on Entrust rooms students. performed evaluation as required. portal. allocated to Y10s. Evaluation of work-experience scheme April/May N/A AH/CB/AF Evaluation of all aspects of Y10 Ascertaining adjustments and changes that need to be and implementation. 2022 work experience programme made prior to delivering the programme to the next and its implementation. cohort.
Objective 2. Increase the % of students taking part in extra-curricular activities and educational visits. Increase the % of disadvantaged students accessing these opportunities. Why action is needed: Current data indicates that at the moment 40% of students in the academy take part in extra-curricular activities. We would like to increase this percentage so as many students as possible, including disadvantaged students, are receiving as broad a range of experiences as possible. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Publish directory of extra-curricular clubs Termly N/A AF Registers of students attending Ensure that all stakeholders have access to the and educational visits on academy information relating to extra-curricular activities and website September educational visits that take place 2021 January 2022 April 2022 Post hard-copy of directory home to Termly Printing & AF % of disadvantaged students Ensure all disadvantaged students are aware of parents of disadvantaged students along postage costs taking part in activities opportunities to take part and are encouraged to do so. with accompanying letter September 2021 January 2022 April 2022 Telephone contact with parents/carers of Throughout N/A AF & CA % of disadvantaged students Ensure that barriers to attending educational visits are disadvantaged students where they have academic year taking part in educational visits removed and as many disadvantaged students as not signed-up for educational visits possible attend visits that are open to them. relevant to their child.
Objective 3. To ensure that SMSC provision at Erasmus Darwin Academy can be evidenced as outstanding. Why action is needed: There are many ‘pockets’ of good SMSC practice however the last audit took place nearly three years ago. By completing an audit of SMSC provision both inside and outside of the classroom, clear foci for improvement will emerge which will allow targeted intervention. By students having outstanding SMSC provision, it broadens their horizons and prepares them for life in Modern Britain. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Completion of SMSC audit that assesses Autumn Term n/a DSS, working Audit report submitted to SLT A report to identify strengths of SMSC and areas for whole school ‘classroom based’ provision, 2021 alongside and Governors. development. evidencing where SMSC is taught at the subject present point. leaders To identify training needs. Implementation of an action plan with Spring Term Subject Subject Student surveys Clear action plan for each subject, demonstrating ways subject leaders that allows them to 2022 leaders time Leaders (where appropriate) there can be further embedding of develop SMSC provision in their own alongside Action plans in place SMSC in classroom practice. subject setting, with evidence that it has subject CPD had an impact on students. Review of action plan to ensure that Summer Term Subject Review of provision from each Review of actions implemented as well as ‘next steps’ objectives were met, which will then focus 2022 leaders subject area through subject for the following academic year. subjects in SMSC provision for 2021/22. review, including lesson QA.
Section C: Culture and Ethos Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 Objective 1. To continue to champion the EDA Way and EDA S.T.E.P.S across the Academy Why action is needed: To ensure students strive towards demonstrating our values in all aspects of school, to ready them to make a valuable contribution to society. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Update the EDA Way document and share Sep 2021 Printing BM/ SEB Evaluation via staff voice Consistent approach to managing behaviour and with all stakeholders - including staff CPD Behaviour incident logs applying sanctions across the academy. on the application of the document. Staff time Learning walks Lesson observation Relaunch (Fast Track Friday) and evaluate Sept 2021 Cost of SEB Evaluation via staff voice Raise the profile of the rewards process. Celebrate the Olympic Reward system with specific rewards Student successes. reference to KS4. Monitoring of Tutor input Weekly communication with Tutors/ Students Plan and launch the House Cup, to include Sep 2021 Staff time SEB Reward entries. Students to display our values within their daily actions. Olympic Rewards, sports house matches, Engagement, pride and healthy competition as part of academic challenges and charitable Student voice. the House system. events. Develop and implement scripted Nov 2021 Staff time SEB CPD schedule Staff referencing the EDA STEPS and Academy values conversations – referencing EDA STEPS - when discussing expectations with students. to be used when discussing expectations Behaviour incident logs with students. Lesson observation
Plan, organise and deliver an end-of-year July 2022 Cost of SEB Student voice Recognition of student achievement and promotion of reward event for the Champion House. activity. the academy values. Staff time
Objective 2. To further develop strategies to manage low-level classroom disruption. Why action is needed: Students experience varying strategies in terms of managing behaviour and applying sanctions. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Regular culture and Ethos CPD scheduled Sep 2021 Staff time SEB CPD schedule Consistent approach to managing low-level behaviour during academic year, to address low-level and applying sanctions across the academy. behaviour management strategies. Evaluation via staff voice Behaviour incident logs Lesson observation SL to interpret and determine actions Sep 2021 Staff time SEB Meeting minutes Timely intervention for Students not meeting from the weekly behaviour analysis. expectations. Subject Leads Behaviour incident logs Support/ CPD for Staff to deal with challenging SLT Learning walks behaviour. Lesson observation Fortnightly line management meetings to Sep 2021 Staff time SEB Meeting minutes Subject leaders driving the consistent application of include agenda item on behaviour academy policy. management as standing item addressing Subject Leads Behaviour incident logs the analysis and challenging the action Patterns of behaviour can be identified. SLT Learning walks taken. Lesson observation Develop and implement scripted Nov 2021 Staff time SEB CPD schedule Reduction in Level 1 behaviour incidents. conversations – referencing Academy rules - to be used when addressing Behaviour incident logs classroom disruption. Lesson observation
Develop and deliver strategies for high- Dec 2021 Staff time SEB CPD schedule Reduction in behaviour incidents for LPA/MPA students. quality scaffolding of work within lessons, to ensure all students can access and Behaviour incident logs engage. Lesson observation Review the implementation of scripted March 2022 Staff time BM Staff voice Further develop and refine the scripted conversations. conversations when addressing classroom disruption. Subject leader feedback Behaviour incident logs Evaluate the implementation of parental Dec 2021 Staff time SEB Staff voice Review the implementation of parental calls for lesson calls for lesson removals. removals. Staff CPD on parental contact following Oct 2021 Staff time SEB CPD schedule Greater parental awareness of, and engagement in lesson removals. supporting, student behaviour. HP’s Evaluation via staff voice Behaviour incident logs
Objective 3. To ensure the recording of Behaviour/pastoral incidents/interactions are accurate and monitored Why action is needed: Teaching staff record all incidents that occur to allow for timely intervention What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Provide CPD for Staff to ensure that the September Staff time SEB/ MC Review of the incidents/ An accurate picture of any challenging behaviours that system is being used effectively in the 2021 analysis of the behaviour data. allow for timely interventions where necessary. Autumn Term. Review the limitations of the current October 2021 Staff time SEB/ MC/ GH Staff voice (working party) Evaluation of the systems available along with the system. Determine what we need from a system. Research the various systems available to December Staff time SEB/ MC/ GH Staff voice Identification of a system that will meet the Academy determine the most appropriate. 2021 needs. Staff CPD provided to allow for launch in September Staff time SEB/ GH/ MC Staff voice Consistent approach to recording of behaviour incidents. September 2022. 2022 Behaviour Data analysis. Timely interventions for both staff (CPD) and students.
Objective 4. To develop the way Myconcern (electronic recording system) is used so that additional staff can view/record as appropriate Why action is needed: What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings To train all staff on using myconcern September Time – CPD CB Evaluate impact of training All staff able to use myconcern to report safeguarding 2021 time concerns. Audit what system would be best placed September Time for CB/SEB Evaluation to be conducted at Pastoral/earliest help concerns are flagged with to log pastoral concerns/contact with 2021 discussions pastoral meetings. appropriate intervention and logged all on one system. external agencies. and audit Allow HPs to access, be able to view and September Time for CB/AM Evaluation to be conducted at For HPs to have more of an up to date overview of what log pastoral concerns and external agency 2021 training on safeguarding meetings/pastoral is happening with students in their house. contact CPOMS meetings and at SLT business meetings. Audit what system would be best placed December Time for CB/AF/AM Evaluation to be conducted at For there to be a centralised system that pastoral and to log SEND interventions/EHC plans. 2021 discussions line management meetings. safeguarding can access to view the SEN provision for and audit vulnerable students. Allow SEN staff access to log and view February 2021 Time for CB/AF/AM Evaluation to be conducted at For HPs/DSLs to have more of an up to date overview of SEND area of students profile. training on line management meetings. what is happening with students in their house. CPOMS
Developing Staff Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 Objective 1. CPD provides varied pathways for all staff with clear links to Appraisal. Why action is needed: A consistent layered approach to CPD for all staff. Appraisal for Teaching Staff requires further personalisation linked to own areas for improvement. Appraisal for Associate Staff requires links to the Academy priorities with meaningful/ personal objectives. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Update training pathways for Teaching September Reprographic SEB CPD Evaluations – Google form CPD allows staff to improve all aspects of their role with Staff including the following sessions: 2021 costs each term a clear impact on the quality of teaching/ leadership and the outcomes achieved. • Career Point CPD • Subject CPD (with clear objectives and clear direction) Cost of Career Feedback/ impact statements • Culture & Ethos CPD – Behaviour Point CPD following CPD provision Training • Wider Curriculum CPD • RAP CPD • TLC (Specific focus on Pedagogy) • Personalised CPD (Aimed at developing individuals own areas of development) Additional CPD to include: • IRIS training • Appraisal Training for Appraisers • RAP meetings to be in association with SLT review of data.
Training pathways for Associate Staff to September Cost of CPD SEB/ FS CPD allows staff to improve all aspects of their role with include: 2021 provision a clear impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Academy systems. • Academy CPD (safeguarding etc) • Role Specific CPD/ Specialist CPD (E.g LSA/ Finance/ Kitchen/ Site etc) • Personalised CPD (E.g Middle Leadership CPD) Relaunch the Appraisal system to ensure September Reprographic SEB Review of Objectives set (SEB/ All staff are involved in shaping their own performance that all teachers identify meaningful 2021 costs FS) management/ appraisal. They are clear about what they objectives linked to Monitoring & need to achieve and the actions they need to take to do Evaluation findings/ Teacher Standards. so. Relaunch the Appraisal system to ensure September Professional SEB/ FS Mid point review (March) As a result, the performance of all individuals improves. that all Staff identify meaningful 2021 portfolios objectives linked to their role and the Academy Priorities. Final review (September 2021) Reprographic costs
Objective 2. Establish a clear succession plan for key strategic responsibilities (T&L, Curriculum and Sixth Form) Why action is needed: The current senior team only have experience of one strategic area. In order to create a healthy succession plan, changes need to be made individual strategic responsibilities from September 2021. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Restructure the strategic responsibilities June 2021 NA PW SLT line management meetings Members of the senior team have experience and within the Senior Leadership Team understanding of more than one strategic responsibility Performance management review Arrange external visits to other schools to June/July NA PW, SEB, RC SLT line management meetings For those leaders who are leading on new strategic areas gather information on the leadership and 2021 and BM to gather an understanding of how this currently works management from current leaders of in another setting. To develop their knowledge and these strategic areas understanding Arrange a visit from Holly Hartley to meet June 16th 2021 £600 PW Senior Team Meetings For each Senior Leader to have external support with with all strategic leads for a coaching Holly whereby they can confidentially discuss leadership meeting. Discuss plan for academic year and management and the challenges they may face 2021-2022 Re-establish the joint SLT bespoke CPD July 2021 £1500 PW/SEB Senior Team Meetings Create bespoke professional development training for programme with CTA facilitated by an the Senior Leadership Team which focuses on improving external Head Heather Phillips middle leadership PW to meet with all strategic SLT Leads Half termly NA PW Meeting Minutes PW to have a clear oversight of all strategic areas and to every half term to review strategic meetings offer challenge and support where appropriate responsibilities throughout 2021-2022
Ensure the SLT receive termly bespoke 29/11/2021 £1000 RC Session reviews To continue to invest and develop the SLT with regard to CPD from Heather Phillips which has a leadership training and development clear focus on leadership development 31/1/2022 14/3/2022 27/6/2022 Ensure there is a clear meeting cycle for Ongoing £750 PW Session Reviews Clear forums for the different types of school planning. the senior team which includes: Termly away days (x3) to allow for long term planning and evaluative discussion. Weekly strategic and business • Termly away days for planning, meetings to allow for ongoing strategic and operational evaluation and long term vision discussions • Weekly strategic and business meetings
Objective 3. To further improve staff wellbeing and resilience. Why Action Is Needed: Staffing is the most important resource in any school. In order to provide the best possible education for our young people we need our staff to feel happy, positive, cared for, motivated and equipped to do their jobs to the best of their ability. Furthermore, in the current educational climate, retention is just as important as recruitment (if not more important). What we plan to do When we Resource & training needs incl. Who will Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things costs take the arrangements to be done by lead Publish the Staff Wellbeing Directory, which End of None PW SLT to discuss and ratify Raised awareness, transparency and documents all of our wellbeing initiatives. November before it is published to accountability with regards to the way in which 2021 staff we care for and develop and staff. Publish a timeline of implementation to run End of None PW/NT Reviewed at different Clarity about when certain initiatives/services alongside the directory to show when and November points throughout the can be accessed how new initiatives will be implemented 2021 year in SLT meetings Implement initiatives according to the June 2022 Some financial costs associated PW/NT Reviewed at different Staff benefit from wellbeing initiatives timeline with running some wellbeing points throughout the sessions and purchasing key year in SLT meetings items. Training need for new Mental Health Champion Write a Staff Wellbeing Policy which has January 2022 None PW/NT Reviewed by SLT and Raised awareness, transparency, accountability synergy with the Staff Wellbeing Directory governors as part as Policy and consistency with regards to the way in Review cycle which we care for and develop staff. Formally review the timeline of July 2022 None PW SLT meeting Assessment of which initiatives have been implementation to assess which initiatives implemented and which need rolling over to have been successfully implemented. next academic year
Engaging with the Community – 2021/22 Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 Objective 1. To create more collaborative opportunities with primary schools. Why action is needed: Current events mean that SATS are cancelled, withholding key data about students. In addition to this, preparation for EDA to become part of a MAT. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Safe transfer of all files from primary to End of Sep DSS – Level 2 DSS/CB Safe transfer of files. Where Ensuring that we have evidence of students name and EDA. 2021 Safeguarding files are online, print outs of are fully aware of past concerns so we can actively trained to any relevant information. support them. safely handle SG files. Communication regarding the process to Primary staff well in advance. GL Assessments and Accelerated Reader Sep 2021 Cost of GL PW/NL All students complete the test GL assessments will be our foundation point as to how a assessments student performs and will allow us to correlate the teacher assessment given in the summer. Greater ‘cross phase’ teaching, involving Feb 2022 Timetabling DSS, with Teaching takes place, primary Continued high level of 1st preference choices. staff from EDA delivering specialist sessions capacity, support from school feedback. to primary students in schools that are on creation of rota PW Greater levels of collaboration between EDA and key the MAT Journey. to ensure that primary schools.
staff are ‘ring fenced’ Embeddding of our Summer School July 2022 (Sep Staffing plus DSS Event takes place. Feedback via Ensure as many new starters at EDA are settled and programme as part of our admissions offer. 2021 potential visit student and parental aware of our routines and procedures by September. 25th July – 29th July 2022 onwards) costs. questionnaire.
Objective 2. Opportunities for the Academy to play a greater role in the local community, following on from the success of 2019. Why action is needed: We seek to create further opportunities for both visitors coming into the Academy and opportunities for students to directly get involved with the local community. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Introduction of a new support group – October 2021 Launch to DSS Uptake from Y7 parents and A core team of parental and staff volunteers that ‘Friends of EDA events’ – consisting of staff/parents staff promote the Academy with the view to raising awareness voluntary staff, alumni and parents. of the school in the local area, as well as to fundraise. Review of Parent Forum model March 2022 Survey DSS Feedback from current To ensure that our parental voice model is fit for purpose, prepared parents with changes where appropriate. EDA Quiz night, organised by Friends of March 2022 Contract with DSS Uptake from community An opportunity for the community to visit the school. To EDA. This will be a wider event that will be local fish and allow selected students access to develop their own publicly advertised. chip shop – communication skills with members of the public in a safe arrangements environment. for site to remain open EDA Christmas Market, organised by Sixth Dec 2021 Budget for DSS Uptake from our own student An opportunity for the community to visit the school. To Form students. This will be open to EDA stalls – time in and community members. allow selected students access to develop their own students plus potentially families of local tutor/tutorials communication skills with members of the public in a safe feeder schools as restrictions permit. for our Sixth environment. Form to plan for the event. Year 5 Curriculum offer – increased September Commitment AL/SK/EJC/LW/ Engagement with primary. % For EDA to be recognised as committed to developing all opportunities to ensure that all subjects 2021 from EDA and MF, supported uptake from Burntwood students who live in the local area, regardless of chosen offered in Y7 are working collaboratively local primary by DSS schools who subsequently secondary school; taking on our role as a responsible with local Burntwood students staff then choose EDA as a ‘first stakeholder in the local community. choice’ applicant.
The Academy to lead and collaborate with May 2022 Registration NMT, supported Participation from the For our stakeholders to understand the importance of other schools as part of the national by DSS stakeholders at the Academy. recycling products where possible and to develop our ‘Great Big School Clean’, which will involve students into global citizens, who take responsibility for community clean up. their actions. EDA representation at ‘Birmingham Pride’ May 2022 Collaboration DSS, LW and Uptake from student body in Our school works collaboratively with another local with CTA and ‘Fun Club’ getting involved in community school in maintaining a unified stance on LGBT issues, other students representatives initiatives. which will improve wellbeing both inside the school and / cost of the wider community. minibus
Facilitating Learning and Progress Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 Objective 1. To develop a consistent approach to learning environment in lessons. Why action is needed: A consistent approach to classroom routines is required. Resource & When we training needs Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we plan to do expect things What we aim to achieve including the lead arrangements to be done by costings The learning intentions are clear and measurable for all To ensure all learning environments are lessons. purposeful. To further embed the EDA Teaching & Learning Strategy: A consistent approach to routines ensures that the learning environment is always calm and orderly • Consistent use of the Academy template • Taught language of learning/ literacy techniques (including Students are able to recall prior knowledge improving oracy) literacy marking September their knowledge and understanding RC/ML • Learning starts in 60 seconds 2021 (Retrieval practice) • Frequent, meaningful application opportunities (red pen response) Students are provided with opportunities to ‘apply’ their • Teach to the top – scaffold down knowledge preparing them for formative and summative • AFL strategies with impact to Replace red Review Week assessments. include ‘Live Feedback’ pens ‘On call’ patrol ML to plan termly quality assurance activities that review current practice Student voice Students are challenged to ‘Think Hard’ every lesson. within their department based on whole school and department priorities.
All students are able to access the work regardless of ability. All students are provided with meaningful feedback. All students improve their literacy skills in all lessons. ML time Line management meetings. Standardisation of QA activities
Objective 2. To further develop teachers’ pedagogical knowledge. Why action is needed: To ensure teaching is evidence informed. When we expect Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we plan to do things to be done training What we aim to achieve the lead arrangements by needs Introduce T&L Research Group, members CPD Evaluations Teachers pedagogical knowledge for subject content of which will lead on TLC sessions and Subject CPD September 2021 RC improves and the consistency in delivery of key create Inquiry Questions for other time Review Week findings concepts is increased. members of staff to work on. Further develop TLC sessions so staff CPD Evaluations work collaboratively on inquiry questions. Create a bank of resources September 2021 Subject CPD RC Review Week Findings and research for all staff to use in order to work on IQ. Line management minutes Subject Leaders continue to plan Subject CPD Evaluations Teachers reflect on their own practice and make CPD to include sessions on Subject September 2021 Repro costs RC improvements based on the strategies provided. specific pedagogy. Review Week findings Scrutiny of the resources Create a shared bank of resources and IRIS costs available and the staff access Staff have access to best practice for various areas of research to be used to support evidence September 2022 RC to these. Time pedagogy. informed teaching. Review Week findings
Objective 3. To introduce and develop ECT programme. Why action is needed: To ensure ECT provision links to the Early Career Framework. When we expect Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we plan to do things to be done training What we aim to achieve the lead arrangements by needs Timetable ECT Evaluations Establish ECT Professional Tutor role. September 2021 OW Greater support for Early Career Teachers. hours. Review Week findings ECT Evaluations Introduce JTTS programme to support Ensure professional development for ECTs is September 2021 Time - ECTs RC Review Week/obs Findings ECTs’ professional development. appropriate and Line management minutes Ensure mentor meetings and completion ECT Evaluations Time – ECTs, of reviews are manageable and useful for September 2021 RC ECTs are not required to do unnecessary extra work. ECPT & IT Review Week/obs findings ECTs.
Sixth Form Academy Improvement Plan 2021-22 Objective 1: Further develop a high quality work experience programme for students to participate in during their time in the Sixth Form Why action is needed: to fulfil the 16-19 programmes of study requirement What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Discuss with work-ex providers, when it September Time BM/CB/AH Evaluate the practicality and For students to participate in work experience would be feasible to conduct work 2021 timescale experience Re-launch Work Experience with students September Time BM/CB/AH Evaluate student feedback Students to complete 1 week of work experience 2021 Ensure students have placements secured December Time/Work ex BM/CB/AH/SJS SJS to complete weekly check- All students to be placed 2021 provider ups to monitor progress of platform placements being found
Objective 2: Further develop the Sixth Form scholar award Why action is needed: to combine all the non-qualification activity students complete into one portfolio, where their additional contributions will be validated. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Launch the Award to new Year 12 September NA BM SJS and BM will evaluate To encourage students to demonstrate the academy students 2021 participation and follow up with values, compile evidence for personal statements and to those that have not signed up give back to the academy Review the Award with Year 13 students to the award. Monitor and Log all aspects of the award October 2021 NA BM/SJS BM to review suitability of To encourage students to extend their knowledge by activities completed completing wider reading in a related topic to their February 2022 studies or in the field for which they have an interest, to SJS will monitor the regular give something back to the academy, supporting May 2022 attendance at volunteering younger students, whilst playing to the Sixth Formers strengths. In addition to developing their leadership skills and to demonstrate the academy values, compile evidence for personal statements and to give back to the academy. Present successful students with their June 2022 Certificates/ BM Monitor the success rates and Students to have a certificate which demonstrates all Awards recognition participation rates non-qualification activity completed during their time in Sixth Form.
Objective 3: Further develop the vocational curriculum offer Why action is needed: to combine all the non-qualification activity students complete into one portfolio, where their additional contributions will be validated. What we plan to do When we Resource & Who will take Monitoring & evaluation What we aim to achieve expect things training needs the lead arrangements to be done by including costings Identify and research appropriate January 2022 N/A BM BM to provide list of Clear understanding of the vocational qualifications that vocational qualifications that contribute qualifications to SLT for we are able to deliver. towards performance measures from discussion and decision on 2022. whether to deliver. Plan for the delivery of relevant July 2022 Exam board BM/SL’s Relevant subject leads to attend Appropriate courses that can be delivered effectively qualifications ready for September 2022. CPD exam board CPD. from September 2022. Time for SL’s Delivery plan and curriculum overview produced.
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