Section 5 - Departmental Development Plan 2005 - 2006

Initiative - monitoring & tracking of individual pupil performance Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• Baseline Assessment at start of Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 using previous KS3 SATs papers Teacher time & Photocopying TMc   Sep. 2005
• Use of Year 9 SATs analysis to inform individual/blanket target setting for KS4 Teacher time TMc/MN   Sept. 2005
• Use of YELLIS, FFT and internal assessment data to track pupil performance against final target grades Teacher time & Dept. Meetings TMc/MN ICT support needed Ongoing
• Use of leveled KS3 Topic Tests to track progress and identify targets (min. 6 per pupil, per year) Teacher time TMc/MN   From Sept. 2005
• Increased use of comparisons between pupil performance and MIDYIS/FFT data at KS3 Teacher time & Dept Meetings TMc/MN ICT support needed Ongoing
• In Year 9, 2 ‘Mock SATs’ assessments to monitor current performance against targets (Start of Autumn Term and Mid Spring Term) Teacher time & Photocopying TMc/MN   Autumn & Spring Terms
Success Criteria Improved performance at both Key Stages 3 and 4 (with particular emphasis placed on individual pupil achievement)

 

Initiative - Improving Performance Focus on Key Stage 3 Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• Revision of KS3 schemes of work to improve use of lesson objectives and differentiation within the classroom and taking into account targets established via baseline assessments Teacher time TMc   Ongoing
• Subject Specific Teaching Assistant to ensure consistency and improve provision of effective, creative, specialist support Teaching Assistant time TMc/MJ SENCo 1 Year +
• Intervention Strategy: Delivery of ‘Mathematics Challenge’/’Springboard 7’ materials for pupils at Level 3/Low Level 4 via Teaching Assistant (as above) Teaching Assistant time TMc/MJ SENCo 1 Year +
• Baseline Assessment at start of Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 using previous KS3 SATs papers Teacher time & Photocopying TMc   Sept. 2005
• Further development of after-school delivery of Level 8 content to a selected Y9 target group 8 x 1 hour supply rate ???? EiC, G&T Spring Term
• Further provision of extra-curricular enrichment activities for more able pupils (e.g. UK Junior Maths Challenge and World Class Tests) Teacher time + pupil entry costs TMc/MQ EiC, G&T Spring Term
• Teaching and Learning/Sharing of good practice as an item on the agenda for every department meeting Department Meeting time TMc   Ongoing
Success Criteria Improved performance at Key Stages 3.
Greater %age of L3 to L5 conversions and no. of pupils achieving L7+.
Improve grade awarded for average points score for prior attainment benchmark, in comparison to similar schools.
Subject specific Teaching Assistant timetabled with KS3 classes.
Level 8 classes, UK Junior Challenge and WCTs taken place.

 

Initiative - Improving Performance Focus on Key Stage 4 Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• Use of Year 9 SATs analysis to inform individual/blanket target setting for KS4 Teacher time TMc/MN   Sept 2005
• Revision of Schemes of work to reflect changes in exam specification and in preparation for the two-tier system Teacher time MN   Ongoing
• Coursework: To develop a portfolio of exemplar materials for teacher use Teacher time & Photocopying MN   Dec 2005
• Regular, early-intervention, ‘Coursework Catch-up’ classes Teacher time MN   Spring Term
• Further development of resources for use with Foundation, Intermediate and Higher tiers of entry Teacher time & Photocopying MN   Ongoing
• Teaching and Learning/Sharing of good practice as an item on the agenda for every department meeting Department Meeting time TMc   Ongoing
• Use of YELLIS, FFT and internal assessment data to track pupil performance against final target grades Teacher time & Dept. Meetings TMc/MN ICT support needed Ongoing
• Continue to provide a weekly, non voluntary 1hour class after school for Year 11 Higher level GCSE pupils Teacher time ???? EiC, G&T 1 Year
Success Criteria Improved performance at Key Stage 4.
Increase in number of pupils achieving A*-C and in the average points score for maths in comparison to national data and to other subjects.
Gap Analysis, Coursework Portfolio and resources completed
Higher classes and Coursework Catch-up classes taken place.

 

Initiative - Assessment for Learning Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• Use of pupil-friendly level/grade descriptors (display and in exercise books) Teacher time & Photocopying TMc   From Sept. 2005
• Formative use of leveled KS3 Topic Tests (min. 6 per pupil, per year) Teacher time TMc/MN   From Sept. 2005
• Section entitled ‘Effective questioning’ within Department Handbook Teacher time TMc   Autumn Term
• Development of a bank of effective questioning suggestions Teacher time TMc/MQ   1 Year
• In Year 9, 2 ‘Mock SATs’ assessments to monitor current performance against targets (Start of Autumn Term and Mid Spring Term) Teacher time & Photocopying TMc/MN   Autumn & Spring Terms
• Increased use of comparisons between pupil performance and MIDYIS/FFT data at KS3 (See section: Monitoring and tracking of individual pupil performance) Teacher time & Dept Meetings TMc/MN ICT support needed Ongoing
Success Criteria Pupils able to give their current level and explain what they need to achieve to reach the next level.
Use of effective questioning in the classroom.
Increased use of data to inform teaching.
Department handbook completed and distributed.

 

Initiative - Differentiation in the Classroom Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• Revision of KS3 schemes of work to improve use of lesson objectives and differentiation within the classroom and taking into account targets established via baseline assessments, (as above) Teacher time TMc   Ongoing
• Baseline Assessment at start of Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 (using previous KS3 SATs papers) to ensure work is pitched at an appropriate level, (as above) Teacher time TMc   Sept. 2005
• Schemes of work to include support, core and extension sections Teacher time TMc   Ongoing
• Intervention Strategy: Delivery of ‘Mathematics Challenge’/’Springboard 7’ materials for pupils at Level 3/Low Level 4 via Teaching Assistant, (as above) Teaching Assistant time TMc/MJ SENCo 1 Year +
• Further provision of extra-curricular enrichment activities for more able pupils (e.g. UK Junior Maths Challenge and World Class Tests), (as above) Teacher time + Pupil entry cost MQ EiC, G&T Spring Term
Success Criteria Improved performance at both Key Stages 3 and 4. Greater percentage of L3 to L5 conversions.
Greater percentage of pupils achieving Level 7+.
Baseline assessments taken place.
Schemes of work revised.

 

Initiative - Use of ICT within Teaching and Learning Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• KS3 homework tasks available as self-marking, interactive worksheets Teacher time & SG TMc ICT Technician 1 Year
• Maths Department Website with useful links and guidance across both Key Stages Teaching time & SG TMc ICT Technician 1 Year
• Development of PowerPoint resources to aid delivery of key aspects of the curriculum Teacher time & Dept INSET MN ICT Technician 1 Year
• Use of Oral and Mental Starters Software, (specific package per year group at Key Stage 3) Teacher time & Dept INSET TMc   Autumn Term
• Review of ICT content in SOWs Teacher time MN   Ongoing
Success Criteria Evidence of use of ICT in planning.
Evidence of use of ICT in lesson observation.
PowerPoint resources and maths website available on school website.

 

Initiative - Teaching and Learning developments within Key Stage 3 Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• Revision of KS3 schemes of work to improve use of lesson objectives and differentiation within the classroom and taking into account targets established via baseline assessments Teacher time TMc   Ongoing
• Teaching and Learning/Sharing of good practice as an item on the agenda for every department meeting Department Meeting time TMc   Ongoing
• Teaching and Learning section within ‘Department Handbook’ in order to ensure consistency of approach and clarity of department policy Teacher time TMc   Autumn Term
• Also see section above - ‘Raising Achievement: Focus on Key Stage 3’        
Success Criteria Evidence of variety of T&L styles in planning and in lesson observations.
Department Handbook completed and distributed to department members.
T&L included in minutes of meetings.

 

Initiative - Continuing Professional Development Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• ICT: Use of Oral and Mental Starters software and Interactive whiteboard (7 staff) 1 x 2 hour in-school session TMc/MN ICT Technician Autumn Term?
• Assessment Data: Using assessment data to track individual pupil progress (7 staff) 2 x 2 hour in-school sessions TMc/MN ICT Technician Spring Term
Success Criteria Increased use of software and assessment data..

 

Initiative - To increase number of pupils continuing with a Mathematics based course post-16 Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• In association with EiC Excellence Challenge and Mentoring, develop the system of Peer mentoring further. (Year 12 Maths students to mentor Year 11 students) Teacher time PC EiC Mentoring 1 Year

• Increase perceptions and aspirations of Year 11 pupils aiming for GCSE grades A/A*. Work with students from Durham University on Maths enrichment activities (Aim 25 pupils)

Teacher time & pupil transport PC EiC Mentoring 1 Year
• Further develop links with Teesside University: -‘Discovery Day’ – 15 pupils to work in Maths related subject areas at the University- ‘Raising Aspiration Evening’ Teacher time & pupil transport PC EiC Mentoring 1 Year
Success Criteria Greater number of pupils pursuing Mathematics based courses post-16.
Events taken place and evaluated.

 

Initiative - To offer an Applied Maths, Astronomy GCSE for Gifted & talented Pupils Department response, including timespan and any staging posts Cost - time/personnel Person responsible Support required Evaluation & time span
• In association with EiC Gifted & Talented, develop resources and materials for use in delivering Astronomy GCSE Teacher time plus cost of materials MQ EiC, G&T 2-3 Years
• Deliver GCSE Astronomy Course (current Y8 pupils) Teacher time plus cost of visits MQ EiC, G&T 2-3 Years
Success Criteria Up to 15 Y8 pupils signed up and attending course and evidence of Year1 resources/materials.