Here are some examples of what we do now:

  • We have introduced The Cherwell Competencies to help students develop broader skills and qualities for success
  • We have a history of excellent examination results allowing our students to access many opportunities when they leave us
  • We have a highly successful annual careers convention and work experience programme and  work with Aim Higher and universities to raise the aspirations of students towards Higher Education
  • We are developing leadership opportunities for students and staff
  • The work of the Training school places a high priority on the professional development of staff

The school development and improvement plan seeks to extend and enrich our current provision so that our aims become a deeper reality for all students, staff and members of the wider school community. The SDIP themes for 2012-15 are: Achievement for All, Growth Mindset, Literacy and Numeracy, Assessment for Learning, Professional Learning Culture, Independent Learning, Relationships for Learning and Student Leadership.  These themes have been used to plan particular areas of focus in Faculty and Subject Teams, in Year Teams and in the work of the Senior Leadership Team.  Further explanation of these themes can be found here.