New for 2018-19


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Academic achievement improved, pastoral benchmarks improved, stakeholder survey responses as their highest point in the schools history. What new for 2018-19.

At school, a refined School Improvement Plan, even further distribution. A new Deputy Head Teacher role, leading the Assistant Head Teachers – I am one step further removed and I need to learn how to manage the DHT, managing the AHT. We are moving to collaborative self-accountability through Smartsheets.

We have streamline operations:

  • We are attending to staff feedback and addressing the short-fall of Performance Reviews – moving to a bi-weekly line professional dialogue meetings. One-to-one listening meetings.
  • We are introducing LEAN meetings. Fast tracked operational meetings.
  • We have launched SIMs to Parent – developing it further.

We are moving towards great personalised tutoring.

  • We have introduced a refined model of Academic Mentoring meetings and connecting to NWEA MapGrowth.
  • Working extra hard to promote our personal learning skills programme.

I am working with the Education Support Partnership.

I have embarked on a new relationship and have a professional leadership coach.

Southern Rocks is back – bigger, better and brighter for 2019. We are paperless. We are 47 sessions strong. Why? Because We have 330 teachers signed up!

October 2018 updated

Attainment at Key Stage 2 has improved, remains well above national average and above the Trust average. Attainment and progress at Key Stage 4 has improved (Progress 8 score 0.48), is above national average and Trust average (Progress 8 score 0.25). Key Stage 5 remains at the national and Trust average.


Most recently, I have been investing my time in securing the Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring accreditation with the Institute of Leadership and Management, reviewing professional learning modules around Instructional Coaching with Dr Sean Warren and ONVULearning, and planning Southern Rocks 2019. Now at 330 delegates.