School Improvement Plan

Our School Development Plan sets out Carlton’s overall priorities for the next 3 years. The priorities have been identified as a result of ongoing self – evaluation, feedback from children, staff, parents and governors and what the data and monitoring tells us about children’s progress. Having reviewed previous actions taken, the purpose of this plan is to identify key areas for school improvement and to plan future actions in those areas. The school budget is matched to those areas.

The full School Improvement Plan for 2017-18 can be viewed here.

The full School Improvement Plan for 2018-19 can be viewed here.

Priority 1: To review the school’s leadership and management structure and systems to secure continuous school improvement

Success criteria:

  • The school has a robust structure and CPD plan that results in leaders at all levels (including governors);
  • being clear about their role and the expectations.
  • having the capacity to carry out their role to a high standard
  • clear about the strengths and needs of the school

The impact will be evidenced in visits to classrooms where all children will demonstrate a high level of engagement in their learning.
Data will show that standards continue to rise


Priority 2: To continue the drive to raise attainment across the school

  Success criteria:

  • Children’s achievement across the school continues on an upward trajectory
  • Gaps in the attainment of key groups are closed
  • Robust SRSE means that any inconsistences are addressed in a timely manner
  • The impact will be evidenced in that fact that gaps between groups will be closed


Priority 3: To ensure the curriculum and provision results in all learners being ready for the next stage in their learning

Success criteria:

  • The curriculum results in high quality/ real outcomes for learners.
  • The impact will be evident in the upward trajectory of achievement across the school


Priority 4: To develop Carlton’s role within the 1-3-5 cluster

Success criteria:

  • The school’s provision and practice is enhanced through being part of the 1-3-5 cluster
  • The impact will be evidenced in the fact that the school will continue to be outward looking in order to provide the best for Carlton pupils.
  • Part A of this document sets out the overall priorities for the next 3 years for the school.
  • Part B outlines the targets for the coming academic year in detailed action plans. There is a leadership and management action plan, an Inclusion plan and subject specific plans that come under the school’s 2 curriculum –Academic Cognitive Excellence Curriculum and Building Brighter Futures Curriculum. These plans are managed by the leaders of learning, who in turn incorporate them into their work plan.
  • Part C sets out the annual targets for the school premises and learning environment

The senior leadership team met and agreed the initial priorities. These initial targets were based on findings from monitoring and evaluation of the previous year.
The priorities were then shared with the middle leaders and governors. As part of the process, there was also a consultation with staff, children and parents.
Once the priorities were finalised, the head and deputy met with each leader of learning to agree their focus for the year. The leaders of learning then drafted their termly plan.

The head and deputy will formally meet with leaders of learning termly to review progress towards the targets and finalise the next term’s actions. This will be recorded on the leader’s termly plan and an evaluation note made on the central plan.
Each priority is linked to an area of self evaluation that is captured in the SEF document – this ensures that the SLT evaluate each targets
The school improvement committee will monitor the targets
The resources and finance committee will monitor the financial aspect of the improvement plan

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