Message from the Headteacher of Stoke Poges Campus
Post Inspection within most schools is seen as a time for staff and students to take a breather from the daily grind and re-charge their batteries after a mammoth effort to be ready for the School Inspection Team and to achieve what we have done.
The three out of four possible outstanding judgements received have only served to bolster our efforts and strengthened our steely resolve to be an outstanding educational provider.
The emphasis has now been shifted from inspection readiness to being operational in all perceived areas of weakness and as such intervention continues to be one of the driving forces for our improvement.
The staffing numbers remain healthy whilst student engagement in lessons is considerably better as a result of our new approach in differentiating lessons and providing a more bespoke quality of education.
We have recently appointed Ms Hadland as our new Deputy Headteacher across the Primary and Secondary schools, to support the team in successfully continuing our drive to improve standards. The staff and students are working really hard to ensure our students’ outcomes are better this year than they have ever been.
A number of events have been planned by our vibrant JETs and Student Leadership Group and will take effect this this term.
During the next few weeks we expect the Y7 students to embark on the planning of their silver service meal; a requirement for completion of their student passport.
Positive strides have been made in embedding SDL and One School Skills as part of our daily way of working. Mrs Birks aptly leads, the “Pursuit of Excellence” from our staff and students in this area as we would like to be held up as the most improved school by Focus for the application of SDL as a pedagogical practice in delivering the curriculum.
We hosted a visit from the local Member of Parliament the Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve on the 16 January, 2017. The visit was most beneficial to our students in Y9 to Y13 as he is extremely knowledgeable and charismatic. Through the question and answer session a number of issues were addressed from the potential impact of “Brexit on Britain’s Economy” through to “Cyber Warfare the new Frontier”.
I would like to thank the trustees, parents, staff and students for their continued support.