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1 Governors Open Meeting 6th November 2014 Welcome TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE “high expectations and high ambition for the future.”

2 Agenda TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE 1.Progress … are our improvement plans making a difference? 3. Discussion groups and feedback 2. Next steps … our ambitions and how to get there 4. Questions

3 February 2014 Requires Improvement October 2012 Serious weaknesses May 2014 Taking Effective Action GOOD OUTSTANDING “The governing body is providing the school with high quality support and challenge.” “Senior leaders have a strong resolve to move the school to good.”

4 Your views TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE 96% agree ‘my child is happy at school’ 97% agree ‘my child feels safe at school’ 95% agree ‘my child is making good progress’ 98% agree ‘my child is given clear targets’ 96% agree ‘the school promotes positive behaviour’

5 What do we need to do to improve? OFSTED said… TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE Improve students’ achievement so that all groups of students, including those eligible for the pupil premium, make more rapid progress Increase the amount of good and outstanding teaching, using the good practice in school as a model Increase the impact of all staff with leadership roles in raising students’ achievement

6 What do we need to do to improve? You said… TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE Continue to improve behaviour to reduce low level disruption Improve communications - pupil post doesn’t always work Homework – needs to be set when timetabled and be marked Celebrate pupil and school successes

7 What do we need to do to improve? Students said… TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE More rewards for good work Improve the smell of the changing rooms! Lower canteen prices Consistent marking (all teachers doing the same)

8 What has improved? Achievement and progress TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE Record results at GCSE and A Level Record improvement Record progress for students Strength in depth throughout the school Record number of School Colours awarded

9 A Level results 2014 A new school record TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE A*/A grades up 6% A*-B grades up 16% Build on record AS Level results of Students all secured places at University, Apprenticeship, college or employment. Part of Abingdon Consortium for Education.

10 Congratulations to our students who achieved TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE 5A*-C including English & Maths Up 12% in one year A new school record! 60%

11 Students shine in English & Maths TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE English A*-C up 16% to 73% 8.4% above national average Maths A*-C up 9% to 76% 11.3% above national average 25% rise in 2 years

12 TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE Smiles and opportunities A s tep forward on our journey From Year 10 exams to GCSE 2012 to % 2013 to % 2014 results at 60% … 2014 Progress Check 1 – 65% Year nd highest Progress Check 1 grades in 6 years

13 Quality Teaching & Learning Getting the best each and every day TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE Total focus on learning Rich questioning skills to explore and challenge High quality marking and feedback Independence & creativity Collaboration with high performing schools Getting better at getting better

14 Strategy for success Leading the way forward TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE “School leaders have taken strong actions to raise standards and these are showing increasing effect.” Ofsted 2014 We are all school leaders in our strategic plan to be at least ‘Good’ by the next inspection in 2015/16 Developing leadership at every level in the school Support, monitoring and training to ensure high quality

15 What improvements did you ask for? You said… we did. TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE Continue to improve behaviour Set homework when timetabled Mark work (including homework) Celebrate school/pupil success More rewards for good work Improve communications Improve the changing rooms Behaviour records show continued improvement and certainty of consequences Whole school push on setting homework through My Child At School and following up non- completion through ‘Catch Up’ Record number of school colours winners New website, use of twitter, improvements to communication. Girls’ changing room renovated over summer

16 TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE “A caring school that responds to pupils as individuals.” “Happy they ‘know’ my children.” “Fitzharrys have been great at helping my son and encouraging him to keep up with the good work and to try new things.” “My daughter has settled in really well and is enjoying her time here and appears to be thriving. I am happy.” Year 7 and 8 Parents’ Evenings in May and June 2014

17 “Positive attitudes, teachers are helpful and help pupils understand to help them learn. We are very happy with the school and the way our children are being taught.” “Given my son a new start and his confidence has soared.” “It’s a great school. We have confidence in leadership and the governors.” “It’s a wonderfully caring school which seeks to fulfil every child’s potential” “Think it’s a fantastic school” TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE

18 What next? Our ambitions TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND HIGH AMBITION FOR ALL Fitzharrys works with every student to develop their abilities and skills, creating achievement and success for all EVERYONE LEADS Fitzharrys is acknowledged as an impressive school that changes the lives of those connected with it. Each and every lesson, each and every day, the ethos and impact of Fitzharrys ensures that ‘together everyone achieves more’ VIBRANT LEARNING COMMUNITY The quality of teaching and learning in lessons and over time is Good and Outstanding in each and every lesson, each and every day For the complete picture of our vision for Fitzharrys, please visit our websitevision for Fitzharrys

19 Our vision High expectations and high ambition for all

20 What do we need to do to get there? What’s the plan? The key areas to focus on are: Planning lessons that are pitched at the correct level and are differentiated for the full ability range. Sharing good planning, strategies and resources within departments to ensure all teachers plan for good and outstanding teaching. Working at pace so that students are on task, focussed, and are pushed to move forward and learn throughout lessons.

21 What do we need to do to get there? What’s the plan? Challenging all students to achieve their potential in each and every lesson. Questioning students effectively to move their learning forward, alongside checking their understanding. Marking that is regular, detailed and is clear in its advice on how students need to improve.

22 Join our journey A school with a bright future TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE 1)Results show that students in all year groups are doing very well as a result of the focus on high quality teaching and learning. 2)We are aiming for at least ‘Good’ in the next Ofsted Inspection and are on track to achieve this in 2015/16. 3)Our strapline Together Everyone Achieves More captures the spark and spirit of our students and our happy, caring and vibrant school.

23 2013/14 School record Exam results Behaviour Parent surveys Attendance School colours awards 2014/15 and beyond… “High expectations and high ambition for the future” – Ofsted 2014


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