Working and learning together for Achievement

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 Review,  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:

– Ensuring the curriculum meets the needs of our learners

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

-Financial sustainability, meeting the increase in demands on the budget (doing more with less)

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

  • Embed GDPR in all practices
  • Ensure all websites are regularly updated
  • Introduce BACS
  • Continue to explore MAT options

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 2018/19

To reduce student persistent low attendance
To establish a robust School Admin Team
To work with consultants to design a new therapeutic offer across the school and to utilize key staff to provide therapeutic support during the transition period
To support the transition/handover of ALS leadership & implementation and purchase review S&L resources and training needs
Establish a student council across all Key Stages

NRHS Priorities 2017/18

To develop and extend the curriculum offer.
The continued development of Assessment across the school .
To ensure that all staff use ARBOR and BlueSky systematically as part of their CPD.
To maintain outstanding outcomes through a consistent focus on Teaching and Learning.
To monitor pupils who are not managing in class and review strategies for responding to their needs.
To secure financial stability through close monitoring of pupil places and appropriate funding streams.
To develop the PE curriculum through external physical activities.
To review the therapeutic offer within the school to include nurture group work with parents and KS4 pupils, and systemic work with families.
To review the Admin staff structure to meet the changing and developing role of the school.