School Improvement

In order for any school to continue to be successful or to improve further it is essential that rigorous evaluations and reviews take place. All staff at Studley High School are involved in evaluating areas including exam results, quality of teaching,  rewards and behaviour systems as well as attendance and enrichment. On this page you will find the Academy development Plan for 2018-19. The plan aims to focus on key areas we need to improve to enhance the experience for pupils and staff.

This year we will be focusing closely on attainment and progress for all pupils.  Clearly, this is something all schools should be doing all of the time. However, we have articulated some very challenging targets and systems to monitor and evaluate pupil performance to ensure we help pupils get all that they can from their lessons. We are modifying our schemes of work across all department areas so that they reflect our learning about the new GCSE specifications.

We will also be developing mental health and well being across the school community. This will include sessions to reduce anxiety as well as training for staff to understand the signs of poor mental health in young people. We will also be developing our curriculum offer to ensure further opportunities to develop character and resilience across all pupils.

As well as results we will also focus on the development of ‘Studley Values’ within pupils and key skills and attributes such as leadership, independence, resilience, understanding and respect. We will continue to develop the rewards and sanctions system to ensure better processes for supporting pupils. We are also starting to develop the ‘Studley experience’. The idea being that we have an offer mapped out where all pupils experience a range of cultural, sporting etc opportunities at their time at Studley High school and that parents can see where these opportunities arise across the 5 years.

It is essential we look at the performance of our pupil premium pupils. Nationally there is a large gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers in terms of attendance, exam results and pathways to post 16. Our outcomes for this group of pupils have improved considerably and are now in line with national figures for all pupils. W aim to continue this progress by making sure all pupils have every opportunity to succeed.

We are also focusing on the development of literacy and numeracy along with a ‘fine focus’ on the skills needed to apply and evaluate knowledge. Our pupils need to be able to communicate effectively and with confidence, both orally and through written word. Improving this further will allow pupils to access new specifications in the coming years.

Another key aim is to develop the work of the teaching school. We have made fantastic progress as a teaching school and our leadership development programmes and teacher training initiatives have benefited staff across the region. We are increasing the amount of work we do with other school in supporting them to improve achievement. We continue to support the development and growth at North Bromsgrove High School through the Shires Teaching School Alliance and also lead on support for secondary schools in Closing the Gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

If parents would like to contribute ideas for further improvements then please email office@studleyhighschool.org.uk outlining proposals.