The improvement of Teaching, Learning and Assessment to support students to achieve their full potential has been a priority since the last inspection.
There is a good Maths and English focus across all teachers with opportunities to embed learning exploited frequently.
Structured support is in place for NQTs to ensure that they are able to develop and thrive.
Internal standardisation of feedback and grading took place early in the autumn term to ensure consistency and fairness with lesson judgement.
Joint lesson observations were undertaken during the autumn term with colleagues from KE VI Nuneaton. These provided a high level of assurance that judgements and identified strength and weaknesses were valid.
The first phase of lesson observations identified training needs in differentiation, this was responded to during staff training in December where teachers were given additional training.
All teachers whose lesson observation was graded as “Requires Improvement” were supported and subsequently reassessed. All of them achieved at least a “Good” grade, with one lesson being assessed as “Outstanding”.
A sharp focus on the quality of feedback has delivered considerable improvement
A slight shift in the ethos to the lesson observation process has meant that staff feel more confident, they have welcomed frequent learning walks by all senior managers which has helped identify both very positive overarching themes and where further support is required.