Intent, Implementation, Impact Statement

2019-2020

Intent

Our vision is to provide an outstanding, values-driven and inclusive all round educational experience which enables all our students to make make exceptional academic progress whilst developing as happy, empowered, rounded, responsible and morally secure young adults.

Implementation

This is delivered through the combination of:

  • A two-year Key Stage 3 and three-year Key Stage 4 which enables students to consolidate and extend their learning with pace and challenge appropriate to them as individuals

  • A broad, varied, differentiated and inclusive curriculum offer

  • The breadth of opportunities available to students beyond the curriculum to develop leadership and wider skills which support their personal development such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

  • A focus on values-themed education

  • The inclusion of wellness lessons to support happiness and well-being

  • Open access to post-16 provision, with flexible one, two or three year pathways with offer a combination of academic and vocational options

  • Weekly CPD and professional learning for staff across the school to develop and share best practice and innovation

  • Well developed student tracking systems to ensure effective and regular interventions to support individual student progress and that of significant groups

  • Regular monitoring, evaluation and development of professional practice through structured collaboration

  • An Assessment Only teaching programme to ensure the recruitment and retention of high quality staff


Impact

This is evidenced by:

  • An improving trend in attainment and progress at the end of Key Stage 4 with the school identified in 2016 by the Minister of State as being one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in the country for sustained improvement in good GCSE outcomes including English and Maths.

  • Student achievement in a wide range of national competitions including TeenTech, Design Ventura and Debating Matters

  • The quality of teaching and learning and relationships sampled through structured Learning Walks six times a year

  • 15% oversubscription for Year 7 entry

  • The percentage of Year 11 to post-16 retention, which is significantly above the national average

  • The high level of external of post-16 recruitment

  • Selection by the Youth Sport Trust in 2017 as one of the new 30 National Ambassador Lead Schools to promote well-being

  • Selection by the British Olympic Association as one of 30 National Beacon Schools to promote the education legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • Exceptional opportunities in Physical Education and School Sport, with specialist Academy programmes enabling students to combine academic study and elite sports performance in Football and Rugby

  • A rich variety of experience in the performing and visual arts

  • Zero percent NEET

  • A leading role at local, national and international levels in promoting system-wide improvement, including area wide co-ordination of primary provision and CPD to maximise the impact of the Sport Premium across 57 primary schools

  • and shaping highly distinctive Olympic & Paralympic Values-themed international partnerships