Brune Park Community School joined the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust on May 1, 2017.
This followed an Ofsted inspection on 26 April 2016 where the school was rated as ‘inadequate’ and began its supported journey to academisation.
Since May 1, 2017 as part of the Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust Brune Park has embarked on a journey of improvement. Part of that journey of improvement is focusing on the school and GFM led improvement priorities, alongside a series of internal and external evaluations to see how we are progressing on our improvement journey.
Brune Park and school improvement
The focus of our improvement journey has been to secure improved teaching across the school so that youngsters have the most positive school experience and achieve academic and personal success.
This has required us to secure a stable and committed teaching staff and grow the quality of teaching through strong professional learning and development. We have continued to grow a talented team of support staff who provide support to students and teaching staff. The support of the wider community and staff team helps secure improvements with the quality if teaching in every classroom.
You can track the focus of our improvement journey to date on these documents:
- School Improvement Priorities for 2018 – 2019
This documents the areas of focus as well as what we are doing to address the area of focus. This links to the priorities for the GFM called Pathways to Excellence. More details on this can be found here on the GFM website.
- School Improvement Priorities for 2017 – 2018
How do we know how we are getting on against our improvement priorities?
One of our improvement priorities has been to grow confidence and skill in how to self evaluate through honest and evidence based reflections. This is important but can be challenging – it can sometimes be difficult to see or accept what is happening when you are closely involved with it so a series of external evaluations are also sought to challenge, triangulate and question self evaluation, or run independently from internal or self evaluation.
Headlines – what are our internal and external evaluations saying:
There are improvements in the quality of teaching in every subject area. This is as a result of a relentless focus on improving teaching, time dedicated for teachers to co-plan their lessons, drive positive changes with the curriculum and assessment, and use assessment wisely in supporting students with their next stages. We have a more secure staffing with significantly more subject specialist teachers.
There were improvement in student outcomes in August 2018, with improvements in exam results in every subject across the school. These can be seen here: Exam Results 2018
There have been significant improvements in the culture of safeguarding – quotations taken from the Safeguarding audit have been used throughout the website.
Our next stages are to secure consistent and sustained improvements with the quality of teaching to secure stronger student outcomes.