Academy Trust Improvement Planning

Trust Improvement Plan 2023-24 - Improving Outcomes for Children, Improving the Trust


Summary of the Key Learning Priorities identified for the Trust from IDSR and other self-evaluation tools:


Priority 1: Learning Standards

Trust Action: Further embed children's knowledge and understanding of the curriculum through metacognition using Visible Learning strategies and introducing the Thinking Matters approach

Trust Action: Implement achievement of vulnerable groups including disadvantaged, SEND, and EAL in line with current guidance and evidence-based CPD


Priority 2: Curriculum and Assessment

Trust Action: Continue curriculum evolution improving knowledge and coherence embedding high-quality formative assessment in all foundation subjects. Use effective curriculum audit and adapative CPD to structure improvement

Trust Action: Ensure Trust schools continue to flourish together to meet the specific contextual needs of the community by implementing;

  • 'Church of England Vision for Education' using the 'Hopes for a Flourishing School System' guidance
  • UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Programme 

Priority 3: Vision and Culture

Trust Action: Extend the Trust Improvement offer focusing on key areas in the DFE Trust Quality Descriptors (resource prioritisation, peer to peer schools improvement support and review and local governor effectiveness monitoring)

Trust Action: Continue to develop an effective sustainability strategy across the Trust led by the sustainability working party


Priority 4: Safeguarding (including behaviour and attendance)

Trust Action: Ensure latest DFE behaviour guidance is secured in good operational practice so learning behaviours are consistently good in all settings and is in-line with effective TIS practice 


Priority 5: School Governance, Leadership and Business Management

Trust Action: Ensure effective in-year financial management and budget fidelity

Trust Action: Extend the trust improvement offer focusing on key areas in the DFE Trust Quality Descriptors

Trust Action: Continue to explore Trust future expansion including providing support and improvement for identified partner organisations