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School Improvement

Central to our strategic aims is our vision for learning:

Empowering pupils as lifelong learners, through excellent teaching and conditions for learning

Our Vision for Learning articulates our aspirations and beliefs about teaching and learning. With pupils at its centre, the Vision outlines our aspiration for all pupils to achieve and grow as learners, and to generate their own course for lifelong learning. Pupils will be empowered to take ownership of their learning, to make purposeful contributions to their learning environments, and to tackle issues arising in the world around them.

The Vision for Learning also recognises the central role of teachers as they use expert knowledge, skills and dispositions as designers. They develop engaging and challenging learning sequences and create the optimal conditions for pupil learning, including supporting parents as first educators and partners in education. Teachers model lifelong learning as they build reflection and deep levels of thinking into their practice and challenge themselves and their pupils to co-construct and apply new knowledge.

We have a number of Key Strategies that we ensure schools align to as they are essential for achieving this vision: Teaching & Learning, Performance Development and Professional Development.

There are three golden threads that run throughout these strategies and throughout our Strategic Plan: careful implementation, purposeful collaboration, and growing people. These interconnected implementation strategies are fundamental to achieving our strategic aims and our vision for learning. You can read about these in detail in the attached file.


‘Teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for their pupils’
(EEF 2020)