As part of its ongoing cycle of improvement, it is the school’s responsibility to identify areas for development and set out the ways in which these will be addressed. Priorities for any given academic year will be based on the following:
current audits of strengths and areas of need, particularly in relation to the four key inspection areas
current or upcoming policies and initiatives prescribed by the Department for Education
the local context and education landscape in Bromley
any current or recent external evaluation of the school e.g. Ofsted inspection, Local Authority review
actions to secure the school vision
staff professional development needs
developments in pedagogy, ICT or best practice in teaching and learning
infrastructure and resourcing needs
The School Improvement Plan is an ever-changing, live document. Whilst the SIP is overseen and managed by the Headteacher, it is written by the whole staff and in this sense all teachers and governors have ownership of the plan. Where individual members of staff have responsibility for an aspect of the SIP, this is indicated.
The SIP broadly reflects the academic year. The previous year's plan will be reviewed in September, a process which feeds into the development of the current year's plan which is adopted by staff and governors in October.
The Governing Body receives termly updates from the Headteacher with regard to progress against school improvement priorities. In addition, teachers produce action plans in relation to their areas of responsibility which are updated each term. Many of these action plans reflect school improvement priorities and thus detail progress made against these priorities.