Bingley Grammar School

BINGLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL
FOUR YEAR VISION 2016 – 2020

IMG_6225 (Medium) (Large)“To become an outstanding and over-subscribed school of first choice that is recognised for its excellence in all areas. We will maximise the life chances of every child by ensuring every student achieves their potential from age 11 and beyond further education. We will provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all learners and enhances opportunities through partnership within the local community and a potential Multi Academy Trust.”

THE ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS

  • ‘Outstanding’ achievement (Ofsted) / 5+ A*-C (EM) consistently 65%-75% or more
  • A positive Progress 8 score above national levels
  • A school that ensures that every one of our students achieves their potential. The lowest possible Pupil Premium gap
  • Students enjoy school and their learning experiences
  • A curriculum that meets the needs of all learners ‘the right course for each child’
  • Most able are challenged both in the classroom and through appropriate extra-curricular activities
  • High levels of student self-belief and confidence, high aspirations and expectations
  • Rigorous student tracking and intervention
  • Achievement is highly valued, rewarded and celebrated effectively
  • Outstanding attendance supporting achievement
  • All students can confidently and capably read to new GCSE grade ‘4’ standard
  • Continued link with Edge Hill University to develop staff and student knowledge of the latest academic thinking and increased school based research

LEARNING & TEACHING

  • Outstanding learning and teaching both in and outside the classroom
  • Innovative engaging curriculum tailored for all
  • Earliest intervention (not just KS4) embedded especially for communication, reading, writing and mathematics
  • Students assisting in the development of outstanding practice
  • TAs fully trained, and deployed for maximum impact
  • Data continues to be used to inform pedagogy and student curriculum choices
  • Staff CPD underpins outstanding student learning and achievement
  • Leader in 21st Century learning technology, such as hand held devices etc.
  • Staff CPD on Safeguarding/Prevent etc. regularly updated
  • All members of the school community are continuous learners and are given opportunities to share and develop effective practice

BEHAVIOUR AND SAFETY

  • Innovation – positive areas as a reward, reward trips for excellent behaviour and attendance etc.
  • More effective sanctions, interventions and rewards to prevent repeat poor behaviour
  • Mentoring developed across the school and rewarding for those engaged
  • All students rewarded for engagement with learning through conduct points and stars of the week
  • Respect for each other with all stakeholders treating and speaking to each as they would like to be spoken to ourselves
  • Further embed the Bingley ethos of Belong, Grow, Succeed

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

  • Rigorous quality assurance and accountability
  • Continue to ensure intervention happens early at every level
  • Constructive initiatives that make a difference with time available to utilise skills and training
  • All meetings to have a focus on learning and teaching
  • Further reduce in-house variation between faculties
  • Management to inspire high levels of self-belief
  • Work/life balance leading to higher staff moral
  • Not an exam factory – what suits the students “best fit”
  • Students run their own events and publicise them
  • Leadership and Management to be “outstanding” at next Ofsted inspection
  • Continue to build leadership capacity across the school
  • School ethos and image is known for excellence within entire community
  • Parents to be fully supported and prepared prior to students joining the school. Parents to understand the framework for progress throughout their child’s time at school.
  • Maintain a budget surplus during a time of reducing budgets.
  • Further develop leadership opportunities across the school

COMMUNITY & COOPERATION

  • Clear, shared, cooperative values and principles that are understood by all
  • 100% attendance at Parents’ Evenings
  • Parent classes
  • Improved communication between home and school through use of email
  • Celebrate the cultures of the various ethnic groups within the school and have a deep understanding and tolerance of other faiths and cultures
  • Primary to Secondary co-coaching
  • Highly developed school governors that ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Improved year 6 /7 induction and outreach with primaries
  • Increased joint curriculum planning with primaries
  • Parent information and guidance on how to support with learning available and designed with parental input.
  • Further exploit student leadership potential
  • The school to achieve the Investors in People accreditation

BUILDINGS, RESOURCES AND ORGANISATION

  • Increased outdoor spaces for students
  • Further develop an ICT infrastructure and a virtual learning agreement to encourage independent learners
  • Dining area – lunch management, dining/social areas increased.
  • School meals to have the best value, choice and quality
  • Increase number of classrooms and renovation of rooms that require it – new furniture, chairs, carpets etc.