Ofsted Action Plan
The School has drawn up detailed plans in response to the four Areas for Development identified by the Inspection team:
1. Raise achievement and reduce low-level disruption through better teaching that:
- promotes better literacy and numeracy in all subjects and helps students to deepen their understanding
- is backed up with interventions in lessons that address misconceptions and show students how to improve their work
- meets the different needs of all groups of students, taking into account their prior attainment
- makes more effective use of teaching assistants by planning specific teaching activities that they can tackle with individuals or small groups.
2. Sharpen the focus on improvement by:
- embedding recent improvements in the tracking of students’ progress and the monitoring of teaching
- making middle leaders accountable for ensuring that work is regularly and consistently marked, and that schemes of work give sufficient guidance to support teachers’ planning for students with different starting points.
3. Provide more opportunities for students to gain experience of the wide range of cultures found in modern Britain.
Progress made in each of these areas will be monitored by a School Improvement Group comprising a range of staff, Leadership Team and Govenors who meet at least half termly.
ASHS is a Voluntary Aided Church School
In these schools the governors employ the staff, are responsible for the admissions to the school, and determine the content of the religious education syllabus. The daily worship within the school will follow the Anglican tradition of school worship and will be one of the key activities contributing to the sense of community and strong Christian ethos that is a feature of Anglican schools. The governors also have to find 10% of the cost of all major building work carried out on the school building. The governing body of these schools includes governors nominated by the Church and the LEA, and others elected by the parents and the staff; the governors nominated by the Church are always in the majority.
As well as being inspected by Ofsted, Church Schools are inspected by a body known as SIAS.
October 2012, the Senior Leadership Team along with the Governing Body, identify our Priorities for the coming year. They reflect the areas of the school that we will focus on in our strive for further improvement.