What, Why, When and How

The school's strategic planning is the result of deep analysis of what works and what we want to do better for the pupils. In making decisions, we talk with the children, parents & carers, staff, governors, business leaders as well as research best practices in education around the world. We draw together conclusions and make decisions on how to focus work to ensure things happen.

  • We all want to improve the children's existing experience of school and make sure it is relevant to help them in adulthood.
  • We all want to ensure the school is well equipped and our partnerships in school will support the children into adulthood.
  • We all want to make sure what we teach is right for each child now, but also supports further learning in adulthood.

Strategic Aim: To Innovate and Grow Expertise in SEND

Aim: To innovate and grow expertise in SEND, embedding Teacher-Led Development Work (TLDW)

1. Audit, analyse and report on the effectiveness of The Collett School's organisational knowledge.
2.  Support staff in extending their research and CPD in leading new learning initiatives; engendering personal and professional pride.
3. Sustain excellence and capacity for further development through effective analysis of the impact of TLDW
4. Encapsulate ongoing development work as research projects that are shared publicly

Strategic Aim: Effective Teaching SLCN

Aim: SLCN: Embed strategies for working with Elklan and SCERTS across the school

1. Professional training modules delivered and supported by teachers and SaLT
2. Develop the sustainability of SLCN practices for Elklan, SCERTS, Shape Coding to impact on SLCN pupils

Strategic Aim: Skills for Life

Aim: To sustain writing across the curriculum, particularly through functional literacy

1. Improve writing skills further - hand and augmented writing devices
2. Expand functional skills and, work-related learning opportunities/qualifications throughout the curriculum.
3. Support parents in developing their child's writing outside of school
4. For subjects across the curriculum to include writing - particularly those areas that do not normally lend themselves to writing - e.g. PE, art, Cookery
5. Maintain the relentless focus on literacy and numeracy across subject areas.
6. Audit and analyse the impact of increased opportunities for writing, on pupils' learning and wellbeing.