School Self Evaluation and Improvement
Every year in the Summer Term we evaluate ourselves as a school and look at what we have achieved
during the last academic year. With this evaluation and with the data available, we then decide what our
whole school priorities are for the next academic year.
We like to include all staff in considering the strengths and areas for development. Information from parents and pupils gathered through the annual questionnaires also feeds into our evaluation.
We then make a plan for improvement based on the key areas of Achievement, Teaching & Learning, Behaviour & Safety and Leadership and Management.
All staff at Danegrove undergo annual appraisal which is linked to the school improvement plan. You can read their targets here.
Once we know our key objectives, we then decide what actions are needed, who will do them, when they will be done, how they will be monitored and evaluated and what the costs and resources will be. This information is shared with all staff and with governors.
With the whole school priorities in mind, our key leaders and curriculum teams then make action plans for the year that feed in to this whole school plan and act as an appendices. These action plans focus their work for the next academic year.
Each term our Senior Management Team and our School Improvement Team look at our whole school self evaluation and update this. They also monitor the School Improvement Plan and give reports about their own action plans. Governors monitor the plan at each termly meeting.
Mid way through the year (February) we monitor the school improvement plan and look at what we have achieved and what still needs to be done.
Towards the end of an academic year we evaluate the plan to see what the impact of the plan has been.
We also like to make sure that our children know what our school priorities are. We have posters about school improvement all around the school.