New Rush Hall School

Ofsted outstanding

Ofsted outstanding

School Priorities

The New Rush Hall School Development Plan outlines priorities for the coming year and beyond. Priorities are determined by a number of factors, including national and local initiatives and New Rush Hall Group objectives. The learning from annual Quality Assurance Reviews undertaken by Challenge partners is incorporated into future plans. The priorities reflect both the outward-looking nature of the school and its relentless commitment to creating opportunities and compensatory experiences for some of the most disadvantaged children in our society. All school priorities are part of an on-going drive for continuous improvement.

National initiatives this year include:

 - a focus on Assessment without former NC levels

 - continued monitoring of the Pupil Premium Grant to evaluative its effectiveness in narrowing the gap

 - The Government aspiration for all schools to become Academies also impacts on us and our stakeholders. These  considerations are both ideological and financial.

 - the introduction of EHC plans

This school development plan includes the New Rush Hall Group priorities which are:

• Succession planning for the New Rush Hall Group

• Further development of Arbor and BlueSky

• Implementing the next phase of the New Rush Hall Teaching School Alliance Plan

The leaders of the school meet annually in the summer term to review data collected over the year in relation to the school's evaluation activities. This information, alongside other factors such as Government-led initiatives and the changing needs of pupils, help to determine the priorities for  future school improvement and development plans.

NRHS Priorities 2016 – 2017

• The continued development of Assessment across the school

• Developing the complementary curriculum in both Primary and Secondary

• Developing transition pathways at KS4

• Developing and supporting parental involvement in annual reviews

• Succession Planning

• Income generation