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 2017-18. 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 focusing closely on attainment and progress for all pupils, particularly with reference to the new grading system 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 mental health and well being across the school community. This will include sessions to reduce anxiety as well as training for staff to understand the signs of poor mental health in young people. We will also be developing our curriculum offer to ensure further opportunities to develop character and resilience across all pupils.

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. Our outcomes for this group of pupils have improved considerably and we aim to continue this progress by making sure all pupils have every opportunity to succeed.

Another key aim is to develop the work of the teaching school. We have made fantastic progress as a teaching school and our leadership development programmes and teacher training initiatives have benefited staff across the region. We are increasing the amount of work we do with other school in supporting them to improve achievement.

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 have also benefited from almost £40000 to further enhance our already high quality provision  for information, advice and guidance. The funding will allow the development of relationships with local business in order to build sustainable relationships across our area.

If parents would like to contribute ideas for further improvements then please email office@studleyhighschool.org.uk outlining proposals.

School Development Aims and Objectives 2017-18