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Harrow Way Community School Specialist School in Maths & Computing Strategic Vision 2017 – 2020 Our Journey to Outstanding Learning for life, success for all.
Harrow Way Community School LEARN Contents INSPIRE Introduction 4 Harrow Way – What is in our DNA? 7 HWCS Core Values 8 Our Journey to Outstanding 9 SUCCEED Strategic Intent 10 Strategic Intent 1: Leadership and Management 10 Strategic Intent 2: Teaching, Learning and assessment 11 Strategic Intent 3: Personal Development, Behaiviour and Welfare 12 Strategic Intent 4: Outcomes for pupils 12 Key Performance Indicators 14 Priority 1: Leadership and Management 14 Priority 2: Teaching, Learning and assessment 16 Priority 3: Personal Development, Behaiviour and Welfare 17 Priority 4: Student Outcomes 18 2 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 3
Harrow Way Community School Harrow Way School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Introduction At Harrow Way Community School, we have a simple ambition: to be the finest secondary school for miles around. By this we mean that all our students will receive a better education at Statement, Harrow Way DNA and ‘Core Harrow Way than they would at any other local establishment. Values’ that governors and staff agree should be at the heart of how the school useful reference point each year. The staff We want Harrow Way students to leave planning and will underpin our three- operates and develops. vision-building session was very simple: us with: year strategic planning through to 2020, The plan is in two layers: A draft three- staff were asked to think about the school ensuring we are a high performing, l Better qualifications than they would year plan and this School Improvement that they’d like HWCS to be , referencing inclusive and oversubscribed school of achieve in any other school Plan with actions for 2017/18. The three- a list of categories. Alongside this as a choice for the local community. We have year plan will inevitably develop over the rights respecting school, with the support l The skills and attributes needed to live also considered our Ofsted Priorities next few years. Harrow Way’s vision needs of our student peer educators, we came and work in tomorrow’s global society from our report in May 2017: Leaders to reflect our ambition to be innovative, up with and launched with our school l The values and morals to be good and those responsible for governance creative and have high expectations of all community our ‘Core Values’ citizens should ensure that: our learners. It needs to be understood All four areas of our improvement We believe that great schools never l Pupils’ achievement in English and supported by all stakeholders. The planning are underpinned by our mission stand still and strive at all times to excel improves so that it matches the strong expectation will be that all Department statement ‘Learning for life, success in every area of its performance, for the progress in other subjects Action Plans and all Performance for all’ our ‘DNA’ and ‘Core Values’ benefit of all our young people and other l Disadvantaged pupils and boys Management Objectives will be linked with reference to our fundamental stakeholders. continue to make rapid progress so to this document. It is important staff appreciation of the importance of In our common pursuit for excellence their outcomes are equal to others understand the milestones in this SIP Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural for all, we believe that everyone in our and their part in supporting the school in education and preparing our students to l Attendance continues to improve for community must be involved in our reaching them successfully. be active citizens in a local, national and disadvantaged pupils and those who strategic forward planning. From robust At the end of my first year as Headteacher global environment. have special educational needs and/or and honest self- evaluation of where we disabilities. of Harrow Way we involved all staff/ believe we are at the end of academic students with a vision building exercise ‘A This document is intended to set the year 2016/17, we have devised together overall direction for the school for the Vision for HWCS’ from this we produced Our Mission Statement the following key priorities below which a document entitled - What is in our will govern our short and medium term next 3 years. It also outlines the Mission DNA? This will continue to serve as a ‘’Learning for life, success for all’’ 4 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 5
Harrow Way Community School LEARN Harrow Way – What is in our DNA? Learning for life, success for all. Outstanding teaching and learning High standards in all that we do INSPIRE Striving for the highest quality in Teaching The culture that has been established and Learning is the bedrock of Harrow is about a relentless focus on high Way. Every decision is made with the standards in all aspects of school life: question in mind ‘will this help the learning, behaviour, attitude, uniform, students to learn better and achieve attendance and punctuality. We insist more?’ We believe in a relentless focus on upon consistency and a commitment to SUCCEED high achievement in all areas of the life of shared values – by individuals, groups the School. and the whole community. We will always challenge anything that is less than the We believe all students can achieve very best that each individual can give. Outstanding progress is achievable by all. We believe all students deserve an All are role models education that will challenge, inspire, and We instil in our students from the start prepare them for a better future. We want a sense of integrity and confidence. As our students to have high aspirations a ‘Rights Respecting School’ every adult for themselves and to become resilient in our community is a role model; every learners. At Harrow Way we want our student is a role model and we all have students to be relentlessly optimistic the opportunity and responsibility to have about possibilities and their capacity to a positive impact on the lives of others. learn. Every student at Harrow Way will We all ‘walk the talk’ and create a positive be expected to achieve the best outcomes learning environment in all that we do. possible; that means not only through We give trust and respect at all times excellent examination results at the end regardless of whether it is earned, and of Year 11 but in every student’s day- ensure that students have fun and are to-day work, in all their taught subjects happy in their learning. This ethos has and in after-school and extra-curricular established a success culture that we activities. We will strive to balance celebrate at every opportunity . academic achievement with 21st Century learning skills. 6 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 7
Harrow Way Community School HARROW WAY STRATEGIC VISION 2017-2020 HWCS Core Values OUR JOURNEY TO OUTSTANDING United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 28/29 HAPPY All children and young people have a right to an education. IND EPE CT FUL Core Purpose NDE ESPE Core Values At Harrow Way Community School, we have a simple ambition: NT CONFIDENT R • Students Allow teachers to teach and encourage CARING to be the finest secondary school for miles others to learn. around. By this we mean that all our students •Try your best at all times in school. Students will receive a better education at Harrow Way than • Accept consequences when given. POSITIVE they would at any other local establishment. We want • Students & Adults Staff Listen to and follow instructions. Harrow Way students to leave us with: • Better qualifications than they would achieve in any • Respect the classroom and school environment. RESILIENT •Act positively upon feedback given by staff. other school. Allow teachers to teach and Treat others as you want to be Provide a safe and stimulating • The skills and attributes needed to live and work •Complete homework and hand in on time. REFLECTIVE encourage others to learn. treated. learning environment. in tomorrow’s global society. Students & Adults Try your best at all times Plan interesting lessons to • The values and morals to be good citizens. • Treat others as you want to be treated. Don’t accept/allow aggressive/ • Don’t accept/allow aggressive/ humiliating or CRE DWO ON S in school. humiliating or intimidating meet the needs of individual We believe that great schools never stand still AL HAR intimidating behaviour. ATI ADER and strive at all times to excel in every area of its behaviour. students. • Deal with situations calmly and respect ATIV Accept consequences performance, for the benefit of all our young people and other stakeholders. We would everyone’s personal space. when given. Deal with situations calmly and Set targets and mark work • PIR LE like outcomes in 2020 to place us in the Try not to shout and lose your temper. Arrive respect everyone’s personal when agreed. E ‘Top 5%-20%’ of schools nationally. at lessons on time and be fully prepared. Listen to and follow space. • Listen to everyone and accept that people instructions. Give regular feedback. have different opinions/beliefs. Try not to shout and lose your Harrow Way – What Our • Dress appropriately. RKIN Respect the classroom Never issue whole class and school environment. temper. Arrive at lessons on time and be fully prepared. consequences for the actions is in our DNA? Harrow Way Staff •Provide a safe and stimulating learning of individuals. • Outstanding teaching and Learner AS environment. Act positively upon Listen to everyone and accept learning. • Plan interesting lessons to meet the G feedback given by staff. Make an effort to get to know that people have different • We believe all our students can needs of individual students. opinions/beliefs. and understand your students. achieve - outstanding progress is • Set targets and mark work when Complete homework achievable by all. agreed. and hand in on time. Give rewards to those Dress appropriately. • High standards in all that we do. • Give regular feedback. who try their best. • • All are role models. Never issue whole class consequences for the actions of individuals. • Make an effort to get to know and understand your students. • Give rewards to those who try their best. LEARN Strategic Priorities 2017-2020 Strategic Intent 1: Leadership Strategic Intent 2: Teaching, Strategic Intent 3: Personal Strategic Intent 4: Outcomes and Management Learning and Assessment Development, Behaviour for Students All leaders will be highly The highest quality teaching, and Welfare Outstanding and ambitious ambitious for the school never less than typically good The highest standards of progress for all our students INSPIRE and demonstrate an and with frequently outstanding personal behaviour and that compares highly favourably uncompromising and relentless underpinned by high quality individual responsibility, with national and local averages drive for excellence and and targeted professional consistently managed at all in respect of new performance continual improvement in development. times in all areas of the school, indicators and new grading achievement. “All teachers need to improve underpinned by our ‘Core Values’ system and leaves no group “Never doubt that a small group their practice—not because and 3 Simple Rules – ‘Be Ready, falling behind our highest of thoughtful, committed people they are not good enough, Be Respectful, Be your Best’. expectations of attainment. SUCCEED can change the world. Indeed, it but because they can be even “At all times – Calm: Clear : “No GAPs, No Dips, No is the only thing that ever has.’’ better.’’– Dylan Wiliam Confident : Consistent.’’ Excuses.” – Margaret Mead. 8 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 9
Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 – 2020 Strategic Intent 1 Strategic Intent 2 Leadership and Management Teaching, learning and assessment All leaders will be highly ambitious l Safeguarding to be everyone’s The highest quality teaching, never less of literacy, language (oracy) and for the school and demonstrate an responsibility and a regular topic than typically good and with frequently numeracy across the curriculum uncompromising and relentless drive for of conversation through sharing outstanding underpinned by high quality l Ensure that teachers consistently excellence and continual improvement in information and ensuring that training and targeted professional development use assessment information to plan achievement. is appropriate “All teachers need to improve their learning that provides high levels of “ Never doubt that a small group of l Maintain high morale and staff practice—not because they are not good challenge for all students. Teaching thoughtful, committed people can change wellbeing, leading to strong retention enough, but because they can be even to be based around high expectations the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that at a time of multiple pressures better.’’– Dylan Wiliam and careful planning ensuring that ever has.’’– Margaret Mead. including reduced funding, curriculum every second in the classroom (and l Ensure that the quality of teaching reform and issues with teacher supply. outside of the classroom through well l To further develop an inclusive, over time is reflected in outstanding structured and meaningful homework) innovative and diverse curriculum that l Continue to work closely with the outcomes for students at Harrow counts and is uninterrupted by any is supported by systems, processes governing body, ensuring that they Way. Our mantra will be ‘plan- form of disruption and delivery focussed on improving are fully informed and can consistently teach-feedback’ . Plan great outcomes for all students and hold school leaders rigorously to lessons, teach well and feedback to l Refine our Key Stage 3 curriculum that provides planned specialised account and ensure financial stability, students effectively. Our Professional and assessment. Learners helped intervention if adequate progress is not including the effective and efficient Development programme will enable to mastery by building confidence being made. management of financial resources teachers to be better than they were and resilience, including boys and (including pupil premium and Year 7 last year. disadvantaged students. Teachers will l Self-evaluation continues to be Catch up funding, curriculum costing plan for this through low-stakes testing rigorous and captures a realistic l Rigorous use of the Harrow Way and staff deployment) to recap current and prior learning and picture of the school’s performance ‘feedback’ policy by all teachers, through planning learning activities ensuring that all stakeholders are including high quality questioning that demand higher order thinking. positively challenged to improve in and planned lesson time dedicated everything they do - creating aspiration to students reading and responding l Continue the significant task of through inspiration. to that feedback in lessons leads planning for new specifications across to measurable impact on students’ GCSE including developing memory, progress. Feedback and planning revision techniques and extended should further develop the teaching written answers. 10 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 11
Harrow Way Community School Strategic Intent 3 Strategic Intent 4 Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Outcomes for pupils The highest standards of personal l As a Level 2 Rights Respecting School Outstanding and ambitious progress for l Continue to strengthen Key Stage behaviour and individual responsibility, further enhance our cohesive learning all our students that compares highly 3 outcomes/progress through consistently managed at all times in all community by basing the school favourably with national and local refinement of our Key Stage 3 areas of the school, underpinned by our culture around respect for each other, averages in respect of new performance curriculum and assessment processes. ‘Core Values’ and 3 Simple Rules – ‘Be keeping each other safe and keeping indicators and new grading system Where there is under performance it Ready, Be Respectful, Be your Best’ oneself healthy in body, mind and and leaves no group falling behind our is identified and addressed quickly to relationships. highest expectations of attainment. demonstrate rapid improvement. All “At all times – Calm: Clear : Confident : students to be “Secure” or better for Consistent’’ l To maximise opportunities for “ No GAPs, No Dips, No Excuses.’’ their pathway in KS3. leadership among our students and l Disadvantaged pupils and boys l Further reduce the number of fixed promote student voice l Further Strengthen and develop term exclusions by developing our continue to make rapid progress so Careers Education including the good behaviour for learning so l To continue our drive and focus on their outcomes are equal to others essential elements of Career Planning, that low level disruption becomes raising the life-long aspirations within school and nationally (Ofsted Careers Information, Work-Related extremely rare both in and out of of young people because it is the action point) Learning and Employability Skills lessons with positive attitudes to key to releasing their potential and l Pupils’ achievement in English so that students achieve relevant learning displayed across the school. improving their life chances by working improves so that it matches the strong qualifications and receive the guidance collaboratively with Harrow Way progress in other subjects (Ofsted l Ensure that the attendance of all to enable them to choose an FE/HE families to ensure positive outcomes action point) students and especially Disadvantaged pathway appropriate to their career for all and SEND students continues to l To rapidly reduce in-school variation of plans. improve (Ofsted action point) student progress between subjects and in identified student groups and further develop the role of the Year Leader/ LEARN Tutor in monitoring students’ progress. INSPIRE SUCCEED 12 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 13
Harrow Way Community School Key Performance Indicators Expected Outcome 2017/18 Expected Outcome 2018/19 Expected Outcome 2019/20 (Top 20%) (Top 20%) (Top 20%) 2017-2020 Through strong leadership, HWCS will have achieved all Through strong leadership, HWCS will have achieved all Through strong leadership, HWCS will have achieved all of the targets in the above of the targets in the above of the targets in the above Priority 1 areas for 2017/18 and developed leadership at all areas for 2018/19 and developed leadership at all areas for 2019/20 and developed leadership at all Leadership and Management levels of the organisation to levels of the organisation to levels of the organisation to set the foundations to move to set the foundations to move to set the foundations to move to Leadership and Management – All leaders will be highly ambitious for the school and outstanding attainment and outstanding attainment and outstanding attainment and demonstrate an uncompromising and relentless drive for excellence and continual progress for all students progress for all students progress for all students improvement in achievement. Embedded, coherent and All possible flexibilities fully All major external changes rigorous 11-16 curriculum embedded in highest quality interpreted meaningfully An outstanding curriculum which is flexible and accessible but always ambitious with new specifications in 11-16 curriculum which meets into long term strategic and rigorous meeting the diverse needs of all learners (with particular emphasis on Maths and English firmly all needs in diverse cohort planning leading to secure and embedded at GCSE and other ranging from the most able to significantly above average nationally underachieving groups) option courses secure for first the most vulnerable Mastery progress for all students accreditation. Curriculum successfully underpinned by the highest High staff morale with accountable, cohesive, consistent leadership and management embedded in Year ⅞. quality pastoral structure to which is proactive to external change and the pressures of financial contraction playing New Year 7 Mastery Penultimate stage of national enable individual success and Curriculum successfully a key role in the LEARN Teaching School Alliance and the national agenda for system changes embedded and all fully realised ambition. embedded necessary lessons learnt. wide transformation. High quality and financially Extended professional A Lead for Leadership robust staffing structure Maximising resources through effective deployment of funds and staffing. Building development for aspiring development across Teaching embedded with improved site Leaders Work/life balance and staff well being into our work. Designing, implementing and Alliances with several ensuring long term viability members of SLT/ Middle as outstanding, popular maintaining streamlined and effective systems. leaders trained as SLEs/ community school. Ofsted Additional Inspectors 14 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 15
Harrow Way Community School Priority 2 Priority 3 Teaching, Learning and Assessment Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare The highest quality teaching underpinned by high quality and targeted professional The highest standards of personal behaviour and individual responsibility, development and training thereby creating aspirational, creative, independent and consistently managed at all times in all areas of the school, underpinned by our ‘Core resilient learners who embrace risk, learn from their mistakes and make outstanding Values’ and ‘3 Simple Rules’ progress. An embedded and proactive approach to preventing bullying and all potential breaches A first class, robust assessment system which supports learning and enables real of equality with outstanding safeguarding procedures resulting in all students feeling progression from KS2 through to KS4 with gaps in progress immediately identified with safe, happy and therefore academically challenged at all times. adapted provision and intervention put in place. Full student understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences An embedded and inclusive “professional learning community” enjoyed by students and which have shaped them as individuals and as part of the wider collective local and staff with continuous “active learning dialogue” resulting in sustained progress. national community leading to their confident preparation for life in Modern Britain. Expected Outcome 2017/18 Expected Outcome 2018/19 Expected Outcome 2019/20 Expected Outcome 2017/18 Expected Outcome 2018/19 Expected Outcome 2019/20 (Top 20%) (Top 20%) (Top 20%) (Top 20%) (Top 20%) (Top 20%) 85% of CPD Evaluation Good 90% of CPD Evaluation Good 95% of CPD Evaluation Good Attendance: 95% Attendance: 95.5% Attendance: 95. 8% or Better or Better or Better Disadvantaged 92.8%/PA 21% Disadvantaged 93.2%/PA 18% Disadvantaged 93.5%/PA-15% A Harrow Way pedagogy is All staff are accessing Staff develop and share best Attendance: In Line/Above NA Attendance: In Line/Above NA Attendance: In Line/Above NA designed and consistently professional development that practice, learning from one implemented across the the improves their practice another to create a cycle of SEND(K) In Line/Above NA SEND (K) In Line/Above NA SEND (K) In Line/Above NA school continuous improvemen Attendance: 92.7%/PA 19% Attendance: 93.0%/PA 17% Attendance:93.2%/PA 15% Very large majority (80%- A large majority (65%-79%) 96%) of effective feedback that Almost all (97%-100%) of Persistent Absence: Persistent Absence: Persistent Absence: of effective feedback that has has been acted upon and has effective feedback that has 11% (NA 12.4%) 10% (NA 12.4%) 9% (NA 12.4%) been acted upon and has had had an impact been acted upon and has had an impact an impact Fixed Term Exclusions: In line NA Fixed Term Exclusions: Below NA Fixed Term Exclusions: Below NA Robust performance Robust performance development processes Robust performance Large Majority (65-79%) Very Large Majority (80- Almost all (97%-100%) development processes ensure ensure the majority of staff development processes ensure display consistently excellent 96%) of students display students display consistently that most staff continuously continuously improve their that all staff continuously attitudes and behaviour consistently excellent attitudes excellent attitudes and practice improve their practice learning and behaviour learning behaviour learning A ‘Culture of Safeguarding’ Outstanding Safeguarding Outstanding Safeguarding resulting in all students feeling procedures resulting in all procedures resulting in all safe and happy students feeling safe and students feeling safe, happy happy Audit students’ understanding Students highly adept at of all forms of bullying. Students demonstrate a good managing their own behaviour. Students demonstrate a good attitude towards learning and Instances of bullying attitude towards learning and others in school. Instances exceptionally rare. Students others in school. Instances of of bullying are rare. Students understand very clearly what is bullying are rare. Students feel understand what is unsafe and unsafe and how to stay safe safe at school. how to stay safe. 16 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 17
Harrow Way Community School Priority 4 Expected Outcome Expected Outcome Expected Outcome KS4 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Student Outcomes (Top 20%) (Top 20%) (Top 20%) Outstanding and ambitious progress for all our students that compares highly (9-5) EM 35-40% 38-42% 40-45% favourably with national and local averages in respect of new performance indicators English 4+ 72-75% 73-76% 78% - 83% and new grading system and leaves ‘no group’ falling behind our highest expectations of attainment. English 5+ 51-54% 52-55% 59% - 65% Highly literate, numerate and resilient young people who are fully confident when Maths 4+ 72-75% 72-76% 79% - 83% articulating themselves ensuring they become successful learners and achieve their full Maths 5+ 49-53% 51-54% 61% - 67% potential. EBacc Entry/Actual E (28%) A (24%) E (31%) A (28%) E (40%) A (30%) * Please note school targets are set using Fischer Family Trust estimates which would place the Attainment 8 In line/Above NA In line/Above NA Above NA school in the top 20% of all schools nationally in 2018 and 2019 and in the Top 5% in 2020. Progress 8 Positive Progress 8 Positive Progress 8 Positive Progress 8 Overall, Includ-ing 3/5 Overall, 4/5 subjects Overall, 5/5 Subjects Subjects Ebacc & a Ebacc & a large Ebacc & most (80%- majority (51%-64%) of majority (65%-79%) of 96%) of groups groups groups Diminishing the Disadvantaged, Boys and SEND K students secure progress that is rapidly differences Boys/ increasing to be in line with that of other students nationally and those who Disadvantaged/ have similar starting points SEND K General KS3 Tracker shows that students continue to make strong progress based on previous years Assessment at KS3, now free from levels, gives us the green light to make assessment as robust as possible in subject contexts Destinations data 94%+ of students are in sustained education, employment or training after key stage 4. In line or above the NA. 18 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Improvement Plan 2017 –2020 Harrow Way Community School Strategic Vision 2017 –2020 19
Harrow Way Community School Specialist School in Maths & Computing Harrow Way Community School Harrow Way Andover Hampshire SP10 3RH Telephone: 01264 364533 www.harrowway.hants.sch.uk Learning for life, success for all.
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