School Improvement Plan

School Targets 2018 - 2021



Teaching & Learning


• Ensure high quality outcomes are maintained for learners in the new nursery and reception stage.

• Further develop transition pathways for all learners placing emphasis on EHCP/IEP outcomes

   which promote wellbeing and employability beyond the 19+ offer.

• Implement robust and innovative formative and summative assessment and tracking systems

   using relevant new technologies in keeping with the changing attitudes towards assessment

   without P -Scales.

• Promote continuous improvement in raising core standards of literacy, life skills and PSHE so that

   our learners achieve outcomes which enable them to participate positively and actively in adult


• Increase the level of independent skills/functional based learning throughout all foundation

   subjects to ensure that the challenge in learning leads to outstanding outcomes and progress for

   all learners in adult life. 




• Explore, develop and broaden the outdoor curriculum offer so that pupils have increased access

   to dynamic, real life learning experiences.

• Further the learning curriculum for Early Years focussing on giving a breadth of opportunities for

   a range of play and exploration to awaken learning and widen interests.

• Develop online and social media opportunities alongside raising awareness of safety and

   developing strategies for reducing risks for pupils/students of all ages. 

• Evaluate, review and refine the newly developed 6th form curriculum in its capacity to achieve 

   outstanding outcomes for all learners.

• Continue developing the wide range of curriculum opportunities appropriate to all learners of all

   ages to develop core values of honesty, openness and acceptance of differences within their

   local communities.

• Further develop work based experiences for learners within the curriculum in order to prepare

   them for employment.




• Provide continuous training and mentoring for Middle leaders so that they continue to improve

   their capacity to effect whole school change and development. 

• Establish the use of a greater range of assessment tools to measure pupils’ personal, social 

   development. In conjunction with other special schools to have developed and analysed

   appropriate descriptors for assessing outcomes for all pupils.

• Continue to ensure that there is excellent provision and tracking methods for learners eligible

   for Pupil Premium.


Professional development


• To look into alternative research and evidence based study to improve curriculum and learning 

   outcomes for all (through ITT, Action research and related courses). 

• Continue to expand training opportunities for staff at all levels across the school, cluster and

   local  authority inclusive of SEN packages.

• Continue to provide high quality training packages for all staff to improve their practice so that

   “all" demonstrate outstanding teaching and support.

• Review and refine the staffing structure to reflect the growth and evolution of the school.


Well being


• To continue to develop CGS as a safe haven for all, where all feel understood and valued.

• To establish Mental Health Champions in the school to further understanding and

   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 and will support them through professional and personal 


• Raise the awareness of mental health issues amongst all staff and provide training and support

   to enskill staff to respond confidently to pupils’/students’ emotional, spiritual and physical needs.

• To ensure that there is excellent provision to put in place early support through a range of 

   interventions or provision where needed.

• Develop “pupil voice” to enable a greater range of pupils to express opinion, convey  

   information or decide upon actions intrinsic to the development and governance of the school.

• Continue to work with the authority to expand the development of parent and family support 


• Achieve Gold Standard Healthy School’s status, continuing to promote all aspects of personal 



School Environment and Community Links


• Complete a purpose built facility for a nursery provision.

• Manage the new build to allow for appropriate expansion of CGS to meet growing need in pupil 


• Offer an extended range of high quality bespoke training packages/courses /support through

   the cluster (MTCT), the teaching school (MSTA) and CGS, to develop and support all members of

   thecommunity – pupils, families, staff and governors. 

• Using multi-media; showcase the school and its ethos to continue to attract staff in developing 

   outstanding teaching skills, special needs expertise and management skills. 

• Expand the range of available therapeutic interventions by developing the therapy team at CGS  

   to further develop the emotional literacy and wellbeing of all learners. 

• Ensure that the buildings for the whole school are fit for purpose, offering a high standard of 

   curriculum opportunities to all of its learners.

• Develop the outward facing arm of the school by creating local, national and international links. 

• Create and set up two more local sites for Project Search.