College Improvement Plan

Our Common Language for Improvement

We recognise that there are critical elements that will determine the success or failure of our desire for improvement.  We have identified four strategic drivers that set out our plans and aspirations creating a long-term value for all our community.

Our Four Strategic Drivers:  These are what we believe will make the difference.

 

 

1:  Leadership:  Great leadership is a hallmark of a great school. It inspires, provides clarity of vision and strategy, models excellence and has a positive and relentless drive to secure outstanding outcomes.  The quality of leadership across the school aims to eradicate any inconsistencies so that each leader is a strong as the strongest leader.

What this means for our community over the next year

  1. Securing consistency of the highest standards of teaching and learning through great leadership in every role by creating a clear vision, strategy and expectations that all understand.
  2. Ensuring College expenditure can demonstrate a positive impact on improving student outcomes by aligning College expenditure to raising outcomes for students.
  3. Ensuring teachers are appropriately supported allowing them to be most effective in raising outcomes for students by creating a support structure that enables teachers to focus on their core purpose of teaching and caring for our students.
  4. Ensuring teaching has the correct, accurate and appropriate information to enable every child to succeed at Brixham College by introducing a clear entry and exit policy, a clear process to ensure the relevant individuals receive the required information, both teaching and support staff
  5. Ensuring the College’s Pride In Progress Initiative and the new pastoral structure introduced in September 2018 are successful by embedding Pride in Progress so that it is consistently applied by all in our community
  6. The College keeps and recruits the best teachers by ensuring staff wellbeing is recognised and monitored so all can do their best for our students.
  7. Securing great leadership through high quality, purposeful, bespoke training and professional learning by creating a climate of reading, reflection and discussion and providing appropriate learning pathways.
  8. Focusing the whole College on the importance of improving teaching and learning that meet the challenge of complex new courses and curriculums by developing all leaders as strong teachers, improving the ability to rapidly develop the teaching of others and creating a climate of coaching to empower others.

 

 

 

2:  Continued Professional Development (CPD):  The leadership of teaching and learning is a fundamental role of all leaders. For leaders to lead this effectively, they need to be excellent practitioners themselves with proven ability to raise academic standards to a high level. This priority aims to re-focus the whole school on the importance of improving teaching and learning that meets the challenge of complex new courses and curriculums through the highest quality of leadership at all levels; from the teacher in the classroom to the subject leader, Faculty leader and senior leaders.

What this means for our community

  1. Securing great leadership through high quality, purposeful, bespoke training and professional learning by upholding clear expectations that all new teachers need to meet our standards for Teaching and Learning before they can complete the probation period and creating a culture of ‘everyone as learners’ and continuous improvement through engagement in research and CPD which enables teachers to continuously develop their pedagogy.
  2. Ensuring leaders are excellent practitioners with proven ability to raise academic standards to a high level by improving leaders’ analysis and use of data to target under achievement.

 

 

 

3:  Teaching & Learning:  To deliver outstanding outcomes students must learn extremely well, have knowledge and be able to apply that knowledge in a range of contexts. Teaching pedagogy needs to be consistently effective in facilitating these learning needs.  Teaching needs to continuously adapt in terms of style and approach to meet the learning needs of current students.

What this means for our community over the next year

  1. Improving teaching and learning pedagogy to ensure students make excellent progress by improving teachers’ use of differentiation in all subject areas, improving marking and feedback so it is dialogic and dedicated improvement time becomes an integral part of feedback to increase levels of challenge in the Ambitious Classroom.
  2. Ensure students are effectively challenged and work more independently by introducing Knowledge Organisers to support independence in KS3.

 

 

 

4:  Curriculum:  Providing a high quality curriculum and co-curriculum that challenges all abilities, aspires to eradicate disadvantage, engage all learners whatever their previous experiences and is key to children and young people becoming successful adults. The priority aims to provide stimulating and appropriate pathways for students so that they value their education, learn extremely well and leave the school with strong academic, moral and social outcomes.

What this means for our community over the next year

  1. Developing students’ academic literacy in Key Stage 3 by ensuring all Faculties understand and have clarity in what is academic literacy.
  2. Ensuring all students have a sense of purpose and direction by ensuring the College is statutory in its AIG provision that enables all students to receive an ambitious entitlement.
  3. Increasing the resilience of our students by establishing the concept of the ‘7 Building Blocks of Resilience’ whole school both teaching and support.
  4. Providing a high quality curriculum and co-curriculum that challenges all abilities, aspires to eradicate disadvantage, engages all learners whatever their previous experiences and is key to children and young people becoming successful adults.  By reviewing the whole College curriculum provision and alternative provision, investigating, planning and therefore delivering a curriculum that engages all students and ensures they can achieve success.

 

 

Brixham College Strategic Schematic 2019

 

 

Our Vision To be a community that consistently achieves Success in Leaning and Success in Life for both our students and staff.
Our Aims A College where students make better than expected progress and attainment is above targets. A College where attendance is excellent because lessons are exciting and the curriculum meets the needs of our young people so they want to come to College. A College where we are first choice for Brixham and Torbay families, not just for academic success but because we care about every child, have in place strategies to meet their individual needs and ensure no-one is left behind. A College where young people demonstrate a good relationship with our wider community and are held up as ambassadors for Brixham and positive role models for others. A College where the best teachers and support staff want to work. A College which is more than just a College, but a place where a broad range of enrichment activities and trips enable our young people to experience things that may have otherwise been inaccessible to them.
Our Values High Expectations Knowledge Character Leadership Continuous Improvement
Our Drivers Leadership

 

Continuing Professional Development

Teaching and Learning Curriculum 

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