WAT School Improvement Model
Windsor Academy Trust’s School Improvement Model secures improvement through the formula of ‘strategy + capacity + pace = improvement’. Our School Improvement Model positions Windsor Academy Trust as a ‘capacity giver’ and schools in our family see themselves as ‘capacity givers’ and ‘capacity receivers’ over a period of time.
Our School Improvement Model focuses first on ‘diagnosis’: ensuring that robust strategies and approaches are in place so that we are effective in diagnosing the strengths and priorities for improvement at trust, school, phase/subject, classroom and student levels. Our approach to diagnosis includes: assessment; data handling; data analysis; self-review; peer- review; external review; quality assurance; research; targets and predictions.
Our School Improvement Model goes on to outline our approach to ‘improvement’ which is laser focused (following effective ‘diagnosis’). Our strategies for improvement include: curriculum; teaching and learning; Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) including coaching and mentoring; leadership development; talent management; subject and phase development; staff deployment and behaviour.
We have developed an approach to school improvement that is differentiated to drive improvement through four stages of the school improvement journey:
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning is at the heart of all we do. Our vision for Teaching and Learning is ‘to engage, enthuse and inspire, every lesson every day’.
Windsor Academy Trust has a national reputation for our unique approach to Teaching and Learning and is designated at the West Midlands Regional Hub for the Chartered College of Teaching.
Our Teaching and Learning Principles form the framework and provide a common language for our approach to Teaching and Learning. Teachers in our family of schools engage in practitioner research and drive innovation.
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