Continually improving Walton-le-Dale is vitally important in the interests of our students, staff, families and wider community.  This page sets out the basic principles of our improvement and gives some information about our current progress and priorities.  Should you have detailed questions, please don't hesitate to contact James Harris, Headteacher, at school.

Our School Improvement Plan is summarised by this picture.  3 pillars support a great education, underpinned by supportive structures and systems.  



Each area of the picture leads to a detailed action plan, running from 2018 to 2020 currently.  Each plan is led by a senior member of staff and monitored by a member of the governing body as detailed below.  The priorities in each plan are determined by the School Improvement Conference 2018 as well as issues identified by Ofsted.

Area of plan Senior member of staff reponsible Link member of the governing body
A great education, including excellent examination results Mrs Withers (AHT) Mrs Clayton
Brilliant teaching and learning Mrs Long (AHT) Mrs Blackledge and Mrs Woods
Exceptional support for one another Mrs Laverty (DHT) and Mrs Snape (AHT) Mrs Turner
Consistent hard work Mrs Wall (AHT) Mr Aspinall
Intelligent governance and leadership Mr Harris (HT) Mr Pickup
Supportive adminstration and systems Mrs Eckersley (Business Manager) TBC
Well-managed facilities Mrs Eckersley (Business Manager) TBC
Commitment to the wider community Mr Harris (HT) Mr Pickup


Each aspect of the plan is reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team during their meetings each week.  Link governors meet with the relevant members of the senior team to discuss progress each term.  

Our current absolute top priorities are, firstly, to further improve teaching and learning across the school, thereby improving the academic results for all students and, secondly, to be consistent across everything that we do so that every student gets a great education. 

If you would like to discuss these priorities further, please don't hesitate to contact us at school.



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