'we have strengthened the entire thread of personal development in terms of our approach, meeting the needs of the families that we serve...'
Astrea Academy Dearne, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Headteacher Mrs J Wilson
Excellence in Pupil Development Award
01 Oct 2020
We decided to undertake this award to further develop and strengthen our practice in this area of school improvement to ensure that we fulfil the potential and character of all our students not just from an academic stand point, but through a more in depth approach to the wider curriculum. We are passionate about working with and supporting the families and community that we serve.
Through completing the award this allowed us to take a thorough and diagnostic approach to firstly self-evaluating our starting points so that we could put together an achievable action plan. Through collating the evidence for the award it allowed colleagues across school to work together and gave the staff a broader and cohesive understanding on the whole about personal development. From a senior team perspective it gave rise to a more cohesive approach to school improvement and strengthened any areas of overlap; allowing a more triangulated analysis of the school's strengths and needs.