The Academy Improvement Plan for the opening year as a quick guide for all stakeholders of the school.
One Year Academy Improvement Plan: Pocket Guide for All Stakeholders
Armfield Academy has developed the following guiding principles to achieve its vision:
- The belief that our students’ success and happiness in school depends on all of us working together in close Partnership with parents, carers, and families.
- We set the highest of expectations by developing a no excuse culture so that students will develop the Resilience to become successful learners.
- We believe that every student must be Inspired to be the very best that they can be.
- Together, and with support from all Trust members, we will Develop every student to fulfill their potential.
- Every child is of equal importance to us
- We are dedicated to learning and achieving
- We lead by example
- We respect everyone
- We are open, transparent and honest
- We are committed to our community
- We work together in one direction
|Priority 1: Achievements and Standards||Senior Leader Responsible||Education Plan Reference|
|1.1||Raise expectations: Expectations are high for all student groups, an achievements culture is created and embedded.||Head of School||1.1-3, 2.10|
|1.2||Attainment: National performance indicators are met.||Exec P/HofS||2.7 4.1 8.4|
|1.3||Progression: All pupil groups make expected progress||Exec P/HofS||2.7 4.1 8.4|
|1.4||Attendance: Attendance in year 1 is 96%+ and persistent absence below 6%||Exec P/HofS||2.7 4.1|
|1.5||Punctuality: All students arrive punctually for learning which commences at 8.50am.||Assistant Principal|
Effective Use of Data: national data used to set targets throughout each Phase.
Tracking based on accurate data, is rigorous and effective.
Assessment, recording and reporting contribute to strong student progression.
|Priority 2: Teaching and Learning||Senior Leader Responsible||Education Plan Reference|
|2.1||80% of teaching is at least good with no inadequate teaching||AP||7.1-5, 8.2, 8.3|
|2.2||The proportion of outstanding is at least 20%||AP||7.3, 7.4, 8.2, 8.3|
|2.3||Effective Assessment for Learning supports sustained student progression||AP||7.4|
|2.4||Learning is at the heart of everything we do for both staff and students||AP||7.1-5|
|2.5||Students improve their understanding of ‘how to learn’.||AP||7.3|
|Priority 3: Leadership||Senior Leader Responsible||Education Plan Reference|
|3.1||A clear vision, direction of travel and effective structures are created and underpin strong impactful Senior Leadership.||HofS||5.1.1, 5.2.2|
|3.2||Middle Leadership is developed and distributed leadership is embedded.||HofS||5.2.4|
|3.3||High quality governance supports strong strategic planning and provides clear monitoring, evaluation and accountability.||Exec P||5.1.4, 5.1.6, 5.1.7|
|3.4||Leaders at all levels model and promote Armfield Academy’s core values and principles.||HofS||1.1-3|
|3.5||Staffing costs are maintained at below 75% of income with help from the wider family in FCAT||Exec P||9.1|
|Priority 4: Curriculum||Senior Leader Responsible||Education Plan Reference|
|4.1||Improve literacy and numeracy skills of all students at all levels.||HofS||6.1, 6.6|
|4.2||Prepare and implement a three year phase 3||HofS||6.2, 6.6|
|4.3||Review the organisation of the academy day and effectiveness||Exec P||6.5, 6.6.|
|4.4||Creation of high quality Schemes of Work for all learners across the Academy through the Qigs||HofS||6.6|
|Priority 5: Community||Senior Leader Responsible||Education Plan Reference|
|5.1||Ensure a shared understanding of and a commitment to the Academy’s core values and ethos in becoming an Academy to be Proud of||Exec P/HofS||1.1-3|
|5.2||Implement a consistent approach amongst all staff for ensuring high standards of student behaviour||HofS||11.1-4|
|5.3||Increase student satisfaction rates with regard to Behaviour for Learning.||AP||11.4|
|5.4||All teaching staff will have engaged with the Teaching School CPD opportunities.||AP||9.3, 9.4|
|5.5||Maintain a professional environment of the highest standards across the Academy.||HofS||9.1|
|5.6||Armfield Academy quickly establishes itself a good reputation within the local community resulting from good student conduct and active community involvement.||HofS||12.1-3|
|5.7||Complete Phase 2 of the building project within timescale||Exec P||On-going|