Woodlands Secondary School

Learning Together

School Improvement Plan


Overall Effectiveness

· Work with other special schools on CPD and transition

· Embed SOLAR and link data analysis to appraisal process.


Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

· Implement Coaching in Schools programme

· Review structure of SLT in light of school expansion


Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

· Develop and implement PMLD curriculum

· Implement ICT, Literacy and Numeracy Schemes of Work

· Undertake IT mark school audit

· Evaluate and revise SOW for Art and PE and SRE

· Lesson observations focus on pace and challenge and progress made.

· Training— Down Syndrome, Attention Autism and Understanding Autism

· Review Pathways  to Independence data


Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

· Research and implement system to record student behaviour.

· Formalise curriculum offer for students with ASC and challenging behaviour.

· Review and update safeguarding training model.


Outcomes for pupils

· Develop strategic plan for parent well-being and engagement

· Review extended school provision at Woodlands

· Work with LA to develop therapeutic provision at Woodlands


Effectiveness of Post 16 Provision

· Explore Post 16 accommodation in light of increasing numbers

· Understand responsibilities in relation to Mental Capacity Act

· Develop role in Post 16 to support and develop work experience and transition