At Castle Mead Academy, we believe we can always improve. We go about doing this by having a constant focus on evaluating all aspects of our practice and making sure we plan effectively for the future.
Our ambition is to ‘keep getting better’, and we know our scholars deserve the best and hence we make change when we see that we need to.
The academy undertakes full and searching evaluations of all areas of work, in particular focusing on the quality of education which includes the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum. We monitor, review and evaluate behaviour and attitudes of scholars, their personal development and ensure leadership and management drives school improvement which includes outreach and collaboration within and beyond the Trust. From these evaluations, we plan for future improvement, continually striving to refine and further improve outcomes and wellbeing of our scholars.
In addition to our own in-house ‘Culture of Critique’, others are welcomed in to academy to share their expert opinions. In particular the academy’s governors play a vital role in this. ‘Challenge Partners’ is a national group of forward-thinking schools of which Rushey Mead is a lead partner. Every year we undergo a ‘Challenge Partners review’ to consider our effectiveness. We are pleased to share reviews, plans and evaluations and the links below reflect most recent examples: