School Improvement Plan 2022

The National Improvement Framework 2022 places education recovery at the heart of school improvement planning and this is reflected in our plan.

It is important to recognise that COVID response and recovery continues to influence our day-to-day operation and that this ambitious plan will have to be adapted to reflect the demands placed on our school. However, at the heart of our plan remains our aim to provide a sector leading educational experience for the pupils of Jordanhill School. We do this by setting ourselves school improvement priorities that reflect our understanding of our needs and reflect what research shows can lead to school improvement.

Two national school closures have affected the education and wellbeing of many of our pupils.  Our COVID support projects have been a considerable help to pupils and teachers. For 2022, we intend to:

1.       Invest COVID support funding in identified priorities: literacy, numeracy, H&WB, and additional management support.

2.       Secure funding for the continuation of COVID support programmes in Primary and Secondary.

3.       Make adaptations to the curriculum (e.g. SQA alterations) and teaching/learning approaches to take cognisance of learning interruption

4.       Re-introduce our parental engagement events and pupil activities as mitigations allow.

5.       Re-introduce an assembly programme focussing on our community and optimism for now and the future.

We will consider our strengths and areas for development in our next phase of school improvement. 

We will use a range of tools to help us evaluate our work including staff, pupil and parent engagement surveys, groups and reviews.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Pilot the use of thematic scrutiny in Primary (numeracy for 2022) following an HMiE model

2.       Continue with work on HGIOS4 with senior and middle leaders including the pilot of a departmental scrutiny pilot.

3.       Continue HGIOURS work with pupil council

4.       Consider launching pupil, staff and parent consultations to give the school a benchmark for future work

 

We are ambitious for our teachers and our pupils. We know that all teachers can continue to improve their practice and that all pupils are on a journey with their learning.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Continue with working groups as key vehicles for improving teaching and learning, and outcomes for young people

2.       Embed lessons from the DfE (England) and Walkthrus into our staff professional learning advice and programmes

3.       Develop our peer observation programme including partnership work with other schools

4.       Continue to develop partnership working with the school library to aid pupil learning

5.       Evolve our tracking, monitoring, and reporting system

6.       Create a study/learning skills curriculum from S1-S3

7.       Review the impact of mobile phones in our school and create appropriate guidance

Our subjects and contexts for learning expose pupils to opportunities to broaden their learning or study a topic/subject in greater depth.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Launch our revised modern foreign languages curriculum with options for Mandarin or French in S2 onwards.

2.       Secure funding to allow us to remove/reduce fees for instrumental instruction and curricular charges

3.       Develop our STEM programme to include STEM young ambassadors and links with industry

4.       Launch new National courses in Health & Food Tech (HFT) and PE to new S3 pupils.

5.       Embed opportunities for Primary cooking into our Primary curriculum

6.       Continue with DYW work in Primary and Secondary including virtual work experience

7.       Review our resources and pedagogy for Primary reading and writing

Our support for pupils helps them to learn, understand relationships, and prepare them for the challenges they experience during and beyond school.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Embed the Mentors in Violence Protection and linked peer relationship projects with targeted year groups

2.       Pilot the use of a wellbeing survey and linked interventions in upper Primary and lower Secondary

3.       GTCS training modules neurodiversity and supporting children with ASN completed by staff

4.       Review our admissions processes and paperwork to ensure that our messages about supporting pupils with ASN are transparent and supportive.

5.       Develop our pupil wellbeing supports based on feedback and evolving practice as part of our Whole School Approach framework.

6.        Evaluate the use of Unifrog for supporting secondary profiling and UCAS applications

7.       Evaluate how we share best practice with our wider team of School Counsellor, Educational Psychologist, Wellbeing Officer and link Social Worker to provide integrated targeted support

8.       Begin a refresh of our PSHE programme to ensure education about children’s rights and equalities are embedded and the curriculum meets the needs of pupils.

9.       Further develop our staged intervention strategies for pupil engagement in secondary including increased confidence in classroom support strategies and our referral systems for promoting positive relationships.

The success of Jordanhill School is founded on the quality, professionalism and commitment of our staff.

The revised GTCS standards place additional responsibilities on teachers to engage with professional learning to maintain the National Standard.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Embed Leadership Matters and in-person mentoring for middle leaders and project leads

2.       Gain reaccreditation with the GTCS, including embedding the new standards and improving PRD.

3.       Invest in our on-line training modules for all staff

4.       Work with the staff wellbeing group to embed practices that improve working at Jordanhill School

5.       Re-model our teaching staffing to prepare for the new teacher contract of 21 hours maximum class contact time.

We continue to invest in our food service to meet the new directives on providing free school meals to all Primary pupils.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Embed new labelling requirements into school made packaged items

2.       Continue to develop knowledge and expertise in Nutmeg software

3.       Plan for the resourcing of primary free school meals – full rollout by August 2022

4.       Evaluate timings of breaks and lunches across the school to deliver the best possible service

5.       Analyse the commerciality of the refectory provision including engagement in supplier contracts that deliver back financially

Investment is required in a number of areas of the school estate as part of on-going environmental  improvement and efficiency saving e.g. heating, lighting, school playground and toilets.

What we hope to achieve 

1.       Work with the Scottish Government to improve the Capital Grant offer and investigate the possibility of estates development with government support

2.       Outline plans for planned preventative maintenance

3.       Investigate options for repurposing spaces in the estate for teaching and learning

4.       Complete OPEX review to evaluate costs and comparisons

5.       Continue COVID risk assessments and action remedial works

6.       Investigate options for a Primary Teaching Kitchen

7.       Improve our environmental footprint by investing in LED lighting and a campaign to reduce energy consumption across the estate.

8.       Invest in alternatives to single use plastics.

9.       Refresh our secondary pupil eco group.

Our Striving Higher campaign is designed to help us fund our co-curricular programmes and help to secure investment in our school building.

What we hope to achieve.

1.       Recruit a new development manager and Refresh our Striving Higher strategy for 2022 onwards

2.       Identify estates development projects for support and fund-raising, starting with a Primary playground project.

3.       Evaluate our use of and increase our profile on social media

4.       Deliver the centenary dinner planned for September 2022

We want our pupils to  become more involved and connected with the school.

Participation in co-curricular activities helps our pupils develop a rich set of skills, which complements their learning and personal development.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Invest in pupil voice to help pupils become involved in shaping their school and feel greater agency with the school

2.       Embed activities to help pupils feel connected to the school (including more ‘fun’ pupil-focussed activities-concerts, events, trips etc)

3.       Agree on and embed our refreshed vision, values and aims along with linked activities that promote belonging, celebrate success and teach pupils valuable life skills.

4.       Relaunch the Duke of Edinburgh award

5.       Re-launch our trips programme in both Primary and Secondary

Technology can both disrupt and improve learning. Our aim is to identify both, invest in improvements, and clear out distractions and hindrances.

What we hope to achieve

1.       Complete evaluation of Primary See-saw project and advise on Primary digital solutions

2.       Digital solutions for capturing and tracking wider achievement in both Primary and Secondary

3.       Digital T&L group to advise on the use of digital solutions to improve teaching and learning, including workshops for pupils and parents.

 

BGE

BoM

CfE         

DYW

DoE

EHRC

FM

GDPR

GTCS

HFT

HGIOS

HGIOUR

HoD

HoH

LfS

NPF

PE

PSHE

PT

RSHP

PT

RIC

SCEL

SDCT

SMT

SNSA

STEM

Walkthrus

Broad General Education

Board of Managers

Curriculum for Excellence

Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce

Duke of Edinburgh award

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Facilities Manager

General Data Protection Regulation

General Teaching Council for Scotland

Health and Food Technology

How Good Is Our School

How Good Is Our School Pupil Edition

Head of Department

Head of House

Learning for Sustainability

National Performance Framework

Physical Education

Personal Social & Health Education

Principal Teacher

Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education

Principal Teacher

Regional Improvement Collaboratives

Scottish College for Educational Leadership

Staff Development Core Team

Senior Management Team

Scottish National Standardised Assessments

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

Commercial pedagogy programme