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Royal Pride Academy School Improvement Plan 2011- 2013

 ROYAL PRIDE ACADEMY
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2011 – 2013
  1. Vision and Values:
Effective teaching and learning of both the academic curriculum and co-curricular activities is enabled by the use of a variety of learner-centred methods to suit the learning styles and abilities of all students within a secure, comfortable and happy environment.
·         Preparing young people to make a positive difference.
·         Inspiring minds, building opportunities.
·         Life skills education to prepare children for the ever-changing world.

  1. Current Provision:
Nursery: 21 pupils
School: 200 pupils
Teachers: 7, including the headteacher, 4 for the nursery and 3 for the school.

  1. Inspection Visits and Reports
None as yet!

  1. Summary Improvement Plan 2011-2013
We have 4 major aims for 2011 – 2013.
  1. Achieve registration for the school as an NGO (SIP1). Timescale: by end March 2011.  Registration as a school: by end of 2013.
  2. Develop accommodation, resources and the curriculum in line with BRMS (SIP 2). Timescale: by end 2013.
  3. Provide appropriate advice and support for staff to develop the curriculum and their teaching skills to support pupils’ learning (SIP 3). Timescale: ongoing.
  4. Build on existing arrangements for partnership with parents (SIP4). Timescale: ongoing.
Actions to achieve each of these aims can be categorised within at least one of four overarching themes which support school improvement. The four themes are:
  • continuous professional development (CPD);
  • partnership with parents and School Management Committee (SMC);
  • improving pupils’ learning experiences and raising achievement (ILRA);
  • developing leadership for learning (LFL).





Royal Pride SIP: Immediate Priorities
Year
2010-2011
Major Aim
Person(s)
Responsible
Priorities & Activities                                                                                                         
Theme & Timescale




Timescale
2011









Achieve Registration as NGO
(SIP1)
HT

HT, SR, ER
First steps:
(1)    to cost & engage with local community & S&ER on potential contributions:
-          improving drainage  
-          improving building 2
-          improving latrines
(2)    to consult lawyer   
SMC, ILRA
By end Dec 2010




End Dec 2010
BRMS-related developments
(SIP2)
SR, ER
To source BRMS and other curriculum guidelines/advice, ECD framework etc
CPD, ILRA, LFL
By end Jan 2011




End Dec 2010
High quality learning & teaching
(SIP3)
SR, ER
To acquire VSO advice on innovative and sustainable creation and use of learning materials; and agree VSO contributions to CPD
CPD, ILRA, LFL
By mid Jan 2011




End Dec 2010
Partnership with Parents
(SIP4)
HT, SR, ER
To acquire VSO support in educational activities for parents
SMC
By end Jan 2011




End Jan 2011
Review of Progress: January 2011
SIP1
·         First building constructed and opened (funded by the Cowans).
·         Two consultations with lawyer re registration, fees paid, school name registered.  Lawyer has started liaising with LC.
·         Costings for drainage and building of second building and latrines produced.

SIP2
·         Documents sourced, photocopying still to be done.

SIP3
·         VSO volunteer providing support to teachers on phonics development.
·         Some learning materials purchased.  Some work on sustainable approaches using recycled materials has been started.
SIP4
·         No development work as yet.



Royal Pride SIP: Medium-term Priorities
Year
2011-2013
Major Aim
Person(s)
Responsible
Priorities & Activities                                                                                                        
 Outcomes for children
Theme &
Timescale






Timescale
2011









Achieve Registration as an NGO
Achieve Registration as a school
(SIP1)
HT, ER and SR
  1. Improve accommodation: drainage, water supply, latrines, work on second building.
  2. Continue consultation with lawyer
  3. Complete the necessary forms and submit to authorities in LC and MoES
Improved safety, care, welfare and health.
Increased funding for learning
By end of 2011

Ongoing
By end of 2011
By end of 2013






End Dec 2010
BRMS-related developments
(SIP2)
HT, ER and SR
  1. Discuss, plan and implement MoES Basic requirements and Minimum Standards and Early Childhood Development guidelines and standards.

Education which meets national standards

By end of 2013






End Dec 2010
High quality learning & teaching
(SIP3)
HT and teachers 
  1. Develop child-friendly teaching approaches which support active learning;
  2. Improve learning resources as far as possible using recycled materials; and
  3. agree VSO contributions to CPD
Improvements in children’s achievements


ongoing






End Dec 2010
Partnership with Parents
(SIP4)
HT, teachers and VSO volunteers
  1. With help from VSO volunteers, provide support for community learning activities for parents: e.g. parenting, health promotion including nutrition, care and welfare.
Improvements in families’ capabilities to provide support for learning and care

ongoing






End Jan 2011






Appendix: Education for All (EFA) Goals

Goal 1: Early and childhood care and education
Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Goal 2: Universal primary education
Ensuring that by 2015 all children, particularly girls, children in difficult circumstances and those belonging to ethnic minorities, have access to and complete free and compulsory primary education of good quality.
Goal 3: Youth and adult skills – expanding opportunities
Ensuring that the learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable access to appropriate learning and life-skills programmes.
Goal 4: Adult literacy
Achieving a 50% improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women and equitable access to basic education and continuing education for all adults.
Goal 5: Gender parity
Eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2005, and achieving gender equality in education by 2015, with a focus on ensuring girls full and equal access to and participation in quality basic education.
Goal 6: The quality of education
Improving all aspects of the quality of education, and ensuring excellence for all so that recognized and measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential skills.