One of the fundamental roles of the Governing Body and Senior Leaders at Pickering Junior School is to provide the strategic direction and drive for further school improvement. To enable this to happen in a coherent and measured way, we collectively write a School Development Plan each year which sets out the key areas of our work as well as the rationale for each objective. This supports the governing body to challenge the effectiveness of the work of the headteacher and focuses our limited finances and energy towards areas that we believe will best impact on the educational outcomes of the children we serve.
A summary of the School Development Plan is attached below. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the plan with the headteacher or governing body, you need only ask.
Underpinning the headlines are a range of actions and action plans which can be tracked back to the subject leaders in school. This ensures that all colleagues have a clearly defined role within our drive for improvement and contribute effectively to our wider school improvements.
As a governing body we also agree a set of Key Performance Indicators through which we can judge the success of the school. Often these are data focused so that successes or areas requiring further development are easily quantifiable. Our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are also attached for you to see.