School Improvement Plan
School Targets 2022 - 2024
Teaching & Learning
• Ensure high quality outcomes are in place for learners in the new nursery & reception stage.
• Improve the sharing & tracking of progress made in IEP/EHCP outcomes using Earwig.
• Promote continuous improvement in raising core standards of literacy, life skills, employability,
& performing arts so that our learners achieve outcomes which enable them to participate
positively & actively in adult life.
• To ensure that there is a current, high quality curriculum offer in place for Reading, Language &
Communication that continuously promotes skills for future learning, independence &
employment: together with focusing on targeted pre-reading, early-reading, phonics & reading
• Develop high quality use of technology & blended learning models to optimise pupil
engagement by delivering an adaptable & accessible curriculum.
• To continue to ensure that cultural diversity & equality is embedded in all teaching & learning.
• Further develop our careers programme to meet all Gatsby Benchmarks & provide young
people with careers education, support & advice throughout their whole school journey.
• To maintain teaching & learning standards in line with school growth.
• Explore, develop & broaden the outdoor curriculum offer so that pupils have increased access
to dynamic, real life learning experiences.
• Ensure the curriculum reflects current trends with regard to online & social media opportunities
alongside raising awareness of safety & develop strategies for reducing risks for pupils/students
of all ages.
• Re-evaluate, review & refine our 6th form curriculum to provide even greater ‘stretch’ for our
most able learners.
• Continue developing the wide range of curriculum opportunities appropriate to all learners of
all ages to develop core values of honesty, openness & celebration of cultural diversity &
differences within school & their wider communities.
• Embed Work Based Learning throughout the entire curriculum in order to prepare students for
• Provide continuous training & mentoring for Middle Leaders so that they continue to improve
their capacity to effect pupil achievement in all areas of school life.
• Establish the use of a greater range of assessment tools to measure pupils’ personal, social
• Continue to ensure that there is excellent provision & tracking methods for all learners
including those who are pupil premium, LAC or have other exceptional needs.
• Re-evaluate & review our accreditation offer to ensure students are best positioned to benefit
from post-16 opportunities.
• Continue to exp & training opportunities for staff at all levels across the school, cluster & local
authority inclusive of SEN packages.
• Continue to provide high quality training packages for identified staff to improve their practice, so that all staff are able to demonstrate outstanding teaching & support.
• Continue to implement the induction programme for new staff.
• Implement the ECF including the development of mentors, facilitators & coaches.
• To encourage self-reflective practitioners through the use of technology in lesson observations.
• To establish a team approach to curriculum development & implementation, promoting
progressive provision at all stages of the curriculum.
• To continue to develop CGS as a safe haven for all, through the pandemic & beyond, where all
feel understood, supported & valued.
• To establish Mental Health Champions in the school to further understanding &
acknowledgement of the importance of a positive attitude towards emotional wellbeing for all members of the school community,
• To ensure all staff feel that CGS can & will support them through professional & personal
• Raise the awareness of mental health issues amongst all staff & provide training &support to
skill staff to respond confidently to pupils’/students’ emotional, spiritual & physical needs.
• To ensure that there is excellent provision through a cohesive approach, put in place for early
support through a range of interventions or therapies where needed.
• Further develop the introduction of the school therapy dog to support with anxieties,
encourage physical & mental well-being & build confidence.
• Enable a broader range of pupils to express their ‘pupil voice’ using appropriate forms of
media that enable them to express opinions, communicate information or actively contribute to decisions in the development & governance of the school.
• Achieve Gold Standard Healthy School’s status, continuing to promote all aspects of personal
School Environment & Community Links
• To implement an assessment nursery facility for the borough.
• To implement further opportunities for parent training & support, to further increase
opportunities to restore parental engagement in the school & community.
• To further develop the outward facing arm of the school by creating local, national &
international links & responding to local & national training initiatives.
• To continue to work alongside the LA & local employers to develop work opportunities for
young people with additional needs.
• To promote local involvement & inclusion in creative opportunities within the Green Arts Space.