School Improvement

In order for any school to continue to be successful or to improve further it is essential that rigorous evaluations and reviews take place. All staff at Studley High School are involved in evaluating areas including exam results, quality of teaching,  rewards and behaviour systems as well as attendance. On this page you will find the Academy development Plan for 2016-17. The plan aims to focus on key areas we need to improve to enhance the experience for pupils and staff.

This year we will be focussing closely on attainment and progress for all pupils, particularly with reference to the new grading system in maths and English at GCSE. Clearly, this is something all schools should be doing all of the time. However, we have articulated some very challenging targets and systems to monitor and evaluate pupil performance to ensure we help pupils get all that they can from their lessons.

We will also be developing ICT systems and the way staff and pupils interact with and set work and journals. Parents will have access to the online homework system which will help ensure pupils meet deadlines and complete homework to a high standard.

As well as results we will also focus on the development of ‘Studley Values’ within pupils and key skills and attributes such as leadership, independence, resilience, understanding and respect. We will continue to develop the rewards and sanctions system to ensure better processes for supporting pupils.

It is essential we look at the performance of our pupil premium pupils. Nationally there is a large gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers in terms of attendance, exam results and pathways to post 16. We have 2 broad groups of pupils within the PP cohort. Our support for pupils is far reaching and we have well established pastoral systems. For those pupils who have high attendance and work consistently within class their performance is very good overall. We have a larger than average gap for results last year. Many of our disadvantaged pupils did well in their examinations but for a significant few, where they had moved from other schools at KS4 with challenges to face or faced extreme circumstances, it meant that they either accessed a different curriculum offer or did not sit any GCSEs. This had a massive impact on the overall data for a small cohort. We are looking to provide even more support to our most vulnerable of pupils for whom daily attendance at school is a challenge. We aim that this work will help close the gap once again in terms of the examination results our disadvantaged pupils achieve.

We are also focusing on the development of literacy and numeracy along with a ‘fine focus’ on the skills needed to apply and evaluate knowledge. Our pupils need to be able to communicate effectively and with confidence, both orally and through written word. Improving this further will allow pupils to access new specifications in the coming years.

We are also going to further develop the already high quality provision made for information, advice and guidance relating to future pathways and careers for all of our pupils. This will include further links with the local and regional business community.

If parents would like to contribute ideas for further improvements then please email office@studleyhighschool.org.uk outlining proposals. Last year we were able to initiate new languages books and wider reading for MFL based on feedback from one parent. We have also introduced more extracurricular trips  linked to a wider range of departments.

School Development Aims and Objectives 2016-17