Teachers Change Lives
Through rigorous, dynamic teaching, careful planning and high expectations, we will ensure all children across the Trust make excellent progress in the core subjects. The Early Years will continue to offer an outstanding start for children
No child left behind, all children challenged
All children, despite different starting points, will achieve at least national standards, with significant numbers achieving above. Certain children, who have a range of global, specific difficulties, will receive an adapted curriculum, either in whole class or small group situations. We will enhance our team of assistants who provide behavioural support .
Growing our Workforce
In order for the children of the Trust to be successful, all members of the school community need to embrace new learning and new expectations. Children will receive an education which is designed to stimulate, support and challenge. In order to deliver this, teachers and support staff will keep abreast of new developments and use current research in order to enhance learning and ensure high outcomes. We will particularly focus raising the achievements of boys, pupil premium children and the most able in 2017-18. Leaders, teachers, Governors and support staff will also have clear plans for developing their role and seeking out best practice. As lead school within the Wessex Teaching School, Huish is an ideal place to ensure all training needs can be met.
What we learn matters
The majority of children spend over 3 hours a day learning English and Maths skills which are at the core of what we do. Detailed plans to ensure these plans continuously improve are a key part of our drive across the Trust. However, in order to balance this, we will continue to work tirelessly to promote a diverse, meaningful foundation curriculum, with each subject leader producing and agreeing subject plans which show how they are leading and moving their subjects forward.
Where we learn matters
We teach the children across our Trust to be proud of their school, their community and their country. An appreciation of the country in which we live, as well as the key values, goes hand in hand with our focus, across the Trust in our International links – currently with China, Poland , Spain and Nepal. We will continue to develop our children’s understanding of British values alongside our International links. Where we learn, encompasses both our physical environment as well as the communities around us. Each of our schools will create individual building plans which clearly show how our learning spaces will develop.
Digital Literacy plays a vital role in supporting a child’s ability to succeed both in school and throughout their lives. At the Huish Academy Trust , we use technology to enhance Quality First classroom learning, across all classes. This includes the use of iPads, laptops, programmable robots, etc. We use technology for a range of testing purposes and results are analysed in order to adapt the curriculum to need. Children become used to using technology as a tool to help them self-assess understanding, eg AR, MyMaths. Digital Literacy can also be seen to be separate from computer literacy. It requires critical thinking skills, an awareness of the necessary standards of behaviour expected in online environments, and an understanding of the shared social issues created by digital technologies
Underpinning this will be:
- outstanding day-to-day assessment and feedback
- first-rate systems for tracking, identifying and celebrating children’s progress
- an exciting, relevant and inspiring curriculum
- excellent support for the needs of each child
Classrooms will be vibrant, supportive and welcoming. They will be full of children motivated by positive, well-paced and purposeful lessons. And these lessons will be delivered by staff that are passionate about the children’s success.
Every parent/carer will be able to feel proud of their child’s/children’s achievements - and will know exactly what these are. Clear guidance will be given about the best ways to support children with learning out of school.
All of this will be done because the children and their education will matter more than anything else. Every child will have the best possible start.