School Improvement




“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only the power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.”

Dr Martin Luther King Jr


What is school improvement?

The main aim of our school is to continually work on a cycle of improvement and we are committed to rigorous and continuous self review and improvement.

Our School Development Plan (SDP) identifies actions that are going to be undertaken within a specified timescale and incorporates areas for development identified by Ofsted (July 2016).   The SDP defines a regular cycle of review identifying strengths and weaknesses within our School. The identified weaknesses become actions for improvement and form a basis for evaluation of the intended outcomes. Although there is a regular review schedule for all subjects and aspects contained within the OFSTED Framework, the flexibility remains for staff, governors and children to make contributions to the whole school development process. Additionally, the SDP also reflects a response to local (Edgeley Cluster and Stockport Local Authority) and national priorities and initiatives.

Our SDP links to the termly Headteacher’s report, School Self Evaluation and the Ofsted framework. At the very heart of what we do is the impact our identified improvement priorities have on the outcomes for our children.

The following evidence is gathered and used in our reviews, monitoring and self-evaluation:

  • Analysis and interpretation of information and data
  • Discussion with pupils and analysis of their work
  • Discussions with staff, governors, parents and others

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and partnership between staff and governors, regular SDP reports, together with budgetary implications, are presented to the Governing Board at their termly meetings.

  • Click here to read about OFSTED
  • Click here to read about the SEF
  • Click here to read about Performance Data