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School Improvement Plan

Below is a summary of our comprehensive and highly devolved School Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2022-23. All senior and middle leaders are invited to contribute to the SIP which is built around our ethos: Intellect, Empathy and Courage.



  • Embed Disciplinary Literacy CPD
  • Year 7/8 reading scheme
  • Extend 'Drop Everything and Read'
  • Primary transition

Teaching and Learning - CPD focused upon:

  • Questioning
  • Metacognition and Growth Mindset
  • Feedback and formative assessment


  • Quality of data collection
  • Embed the use of 4Matrix for analysis
  • Source possible alternative for IB analysis
  • Provide recommendations for intervention


Personalisation of learning and Covid catch-up

  • Adaptive teaching to meet the needs of individuals, including SEN and disadvantaged students
  • Context sheets with strategies for individuals
  • Strategies to support boys’ learning
  • School-led tutoring
  • Stimulating intellectual curiosity

Promote and model positive, respectful behaviour

  • Ensure consistency in classroom expectations
  • Tackle/eliminate any form of sexual harassment
  • Educate and model our anti-racist stance
  • Update our PSHCE programme in response to contextual safeguarding risks
  • Encourage cultural understanding and appreciation

Wellbeing and the school environment

  • Work towards the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter objectives
  • Re-establish a sense of staff community post-Covid
  • Explore energy-saving and recycling initiatives
  • Look after and take pride in the school environment


Departmental self-evaluation

  • Assess the impact of the curriculum to inform departmental planning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Quality of books/presentation
  • Low level disruptive behaviour

Develop resilient and independent learners

  • Embed growth mindset approaches and metacognitive strategies
  • Embed student self-regulation techniques to support wellbeing
  • Effective use of homework
  • Effective use sixth form private study 

Continue to increase the proportion of girls in next year’s intake of year 7

  • Continue to promote the success of girls at BGS
  • Embed Girls in Sports and STEM events
  • Increase outreach opportunities with local primary schools and local communities
  • Enhance the appearance of the school environment