What must a school do to be outstanding?
Our work with you starts from where you are as a school and together we plan and implement what needs to be done for you to become outstanding. International school improvement research and our extensive experience in working with schools has led us to develop ten key ingredients for success. These are the characteristics that are most evident in successful schools around the world and we will plan to develop each characteristic with you using our Five Strand Design as a guide. The design is used as a framework for planning, so we can make your school journey personal and meaningful.
We asked ourselves some important questions about outstanding education.
How would you answer them?
What do we want all young people in our schools to become?
Successful Learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
Responsible Citizens who make a positive contribution to society
Confident Individuals who are able to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
What should we focus learning on?
Values, Capacities and Beliefs such as core values, building independence, responsibility & resilience, developing self worth and respect for others
Knowledge and Understanding of big ideas and knowledge of the various subject disciplines
Basic Skills such as Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and a World Language
Learning Skills such as researching, reasoning and enquiry, creative thinking & problem solving, understanding and improving my own learning, learning with others
How should we measure outcomes for all students?
Successful transfer to secondary school and access to Further and Higher Education through a culture of high aspirations
Competency in Basic Skills of Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and a World Language
In-Depth Pursuit of Specific Interests and Passions through the student enrichment and engagement programme
Good end of Key Stage tests including English, Maths and a World Language