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Newark Hill Academy

Action Plans

Vision:
We strive to equip our pupils with skills for the future with a drive to develop the use of technology for learning across all subjects to better prepare our children for the demands of the 21st century workplace, with the belief that effective use of technology in lessons enhances and extends student learning.
It is key that we ensure our children are 'life-ready' and not simply 'work ready' by delivering a personalised learning approach with strong foundations in social and emotional skills through developing a growth mindset.

Digital Transformation Action Plan 2020/2021

 Actions

 

Time Scale

 

Personnel

 

Resources

 

Intended Outcomes

 

Monitoring Process

Evaluation of Impact

All pupils in Year 6, Year 5 and Year 4 to continue to use OneNote as their digital portfolio of learning

Ongoing

KS2 Teachers

Laptops

OneNote

Pupils to have digital portfolios instead of traditonal books

Information will be added to our Microsoft Application by SLT

This is happening in Year 3-6

Upskill Teaching Assistants so they are competent at using Sway and Flipgrid as well as Microsoft Office Tools.

Ongoing

Microsoft Trainers to hold training sessions during INSET days

TAs should complete at least one session a month on the MEC.

Pupils will be highly skilled with Microsoft products

Deputy Principal to meet termly regarding progress.

This has been achieve and all staff are competent at all of these

Teaching staff, teaching assistants and admin to be MIE Experts.

July 2021

Deputy Principal

Time given to upskill TAs

Pupils will apply and be successful at becoming an MIEE

Certificates will be given to individuals and recorded centrally.

All teachers have applied as this has been part of a lesson reflection task study whole school.  Some support staff have applied.

Hold one Microsoft Training Academy Events

Dec, Jan, April, July

Principal

Principal to be released for four days.

Shared best practise with other schools.

Events will be held

SK presented at a Showcase School Development Workshop hosted by Microsoft

To have 3 Microsoft Trainers in the academy

 

Sonia

Jen

Sami

Complete the Microsoft Trainer Training

We will have 3 verified Microsoft Trainer.

We will all train 100 people or more to become a verified Microsoft Trainer.

JJ, SK, RF, LB and SG

 

We have 5.

10 members of teaching staff to complete the Microsoft Certified Educator Exam

July

Sonia

Chelsea

Lou

Sami

Shama

Sarita

Carly

Alan

Alex

Cheryl

Riz

Natasha Epton will hold the exam.

We will have 10 staff who will hold the Microsoft Certified Educator Exam

Exam will be passed

19 have passed the MCE Exam

 

3 Members of staff to complete the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam

July

 

Explore the STEM specialist exam

We will have three Microsoft Specialists in STEM

Exam to be passed

To carry on until next year as 2 members have attempted but have yet to

Create peer coaching and mentoring groups to develop consistent practice across the academy

Ongoing

All teachers

After conducting a capability questionnaire, we will have a peer coaching and mentoring group for use EdTech

To have consistent excellent practise of using Microsoft Tools across the academy rather than pockets

Excellent practise

New staff have been directed to more experienced staff.

 

Coaching model rolled out in April 2021 with weekly sessions.

Increase whole staff engagement in to devising future action planning for our digital transformation

September

All staff

Staff engage in hands on collaborative STEM activities.

 

Staff engage in the writing of this document

Whole staff buy-in

All staff fully understand where we are on the journey to Showcase Schools

This document and the SCS application has been written collaboratively.

 

Forms surveys completed.

Continue to build the 5 C's into weekly staff meetings sharing good practise and identifying pockets of staff who require further training.

Ongoing

Principal

The class of 2030 and life learning: The technology imperative (article)

 

Transforming education ebook- specifically the chapters on the importance of future ready skills.

 

 

 

Staff meeting time for sharing ideas and training.

 

Staff engage in hands on collaborative STEM activities.

 

 

Increased use of tools to support personalised learning approaches.

 

Teachers consider the 5c's at planning stage to drive learning

 

Staff share excellent practice and use coaching to improve teaching.

Staff have developed knowledge of 21CLD

 

Staff development point develop to advanced skills rather than the basic use of MS tools

Golden Nugget channel on All Staff Teas channel which shares good practice.

 

Computer Lead delivered drop in workshops.

 

21 Century Learning Design has been used in 2 staff meetings as well as upskilling staff through morning briefings.

 

Documents shared in staff meetings.

 

Microsoft Forms taken to see next steps with training.

 

 

Participate in the WE Schools movement

From November

Deputy Principal and SENDCO

Staff Meeting

 

DP speak to The Beeches to gain an understanding

WE Schools movement is embedded across the academy

Hold charity events.

Deputy Principal has collaborated with another school.

 

Autumn Term, Year 5 made dream catchers and sold them with the profits going to a local charity

 

Children in Need

 

Race for Life

Organise a school science fair

July

STEM leads (Science and Computing)

 

STEM equipment

 

STEM is high profile

Event shared online through Social Media.

COVID problem this year, but it will carry forward to 2021/22

 

Digital Transformation Action Plan 2019/2020

 Actions 

  

Time Scale 

  

Personnel 

  

Resources 

  

Intended Outcomes 

  

Evaluation of Impact 

To welcome other academies to see best practice of using technology across our academy. 

Once per term 

Principal 

Principal's time. 

To share good practice with other schools 

Academies from other Trust Schools and local Primary Schools have visited and seen our practice. 

All pupils in Year 6 to continue to use OneNote as their digital portfolio of learning 

September 

Teachers 

60 Laptops 

Pupils to have a developed Online portfolio using OneNote. 

Pupils use OneNote in Year 6.  This made learning in lockdown highly effective as they were used to using the tools already. 

All pupils in Year 5 to continue to use OneNote as their digital portfolio of learning 

 

Autumn 2  

Teachers 

90 Laptops 

Pupils to have a developed Online portfolio using OneNote. 

 

Pupils use OneNote in Year 5.  This made learning in lockdown highly effective as they were used to using the tools already. 

 

All pupils in Year 4 to continue to use OneNote as their digital portfolio of learning 

 

Spring Term 

Teachers 

60 Laptops 

Pupils to have a developed Online portfolio using OneNote. 

 

Pupils use OneNote in Year 4.  This made learning in lockdown highly effective as they were used to using the tools already. 

 

Upskill Teaching Assistants so they are competent at using Sway and Flipgrid as well as Microsoft Office Tools. 

Ongoing 

Senior Leadership Team 

TAs should complete at least one session a week on the MEC. 

Have a highly skilled educator team with Microsoft Tools across the classrooms. 

INSET Day delivered training for all of the tools listed. 

 

All teaching Assistants met this as they needed to publish one for the MIEE Award. 

All teaching staff, teaching assistants and admin to be MIE Experts.  

Summer 2020 

Deputy Principal 

Staff Meeting time 

 

TA release 

Have a highly skilled educator team with Microsoft Tools across the academy. 

 

All teachers and TAs have become MIEEs The Admin Team have also achieve this too. 

 

Hold four Microsoft Training Academy Events 

Autumn, Spring and Summer Term 

Principal 

Principal Time. 

 

For others to learn from us and for others to share their good practice which could be used to enhance ours further – collaboration. 

Held two this year.  The Spring Term one was highly attended where most of the attendees came from leads came from the Principal's networking at BETT 2020. 

 

No more were possible due to COVID 

To have 2 Microsoft Trainers in the academy 

Summer Term 

Sonia  

Jen 

EduTrack Profiles 

To be able to deliver high quality training for the use of Microsoft Tools. 

Two Trainers achieved this status by the end of the year. 

2members of teaching staff to complete the Microsoft Certified Educator Exam 

Summer Term 2020 

SK, JJ 

Release time 

Have a highly skilled educator team with Microsoft Tools across the academy. 

 

Postponed due to COVID 

Increase whole staff engagement in to devising future action planning for our digital transformation 

Spring Term 

SK 

Microsoft Forms 

Have a highly skilled educator team with Microsoft Tools across the academy. 

 

Staff took part in staff meeting discussions.  Online Forms given to get staff members voices and measure their skill set.  They were able to state the support they needed. 

 

Digital Transformation Action Plan 2018/2019 

Planned Actions 

  

Time Scale 

  

Personnel 

  

Resources 

  

Intended Outcomes 

  

Monitoring Process 

Evaluation of Impact 

Principal and Academy Lead Digital Champion to attend Microsoft Showcase School Training at Paddington 

December 2018 

Mrs Kendal 

Mrs Jenson 

Train tickets to London 

To develop the knowledge and skill set of the Computing Leads in the academy to disseminate in the academy. 

N/A 

Principal and Lead Digital Champion attended training and are the academy experts. 

Academy system to be upgraded to a one sign in for all staff and pupils 

November 2018 

IT Team 

New switches 

We will migrate on to Windows 10 in line with the Trust’s rolling program. Airhead will be live for staff and pupils for easy access to all Computing programs 

Termly SCR Meetings with Daniel Dudley and Sonia Kendal 

  

Deputy Principal ensuring Teaching Assistants are fully engaging. 

All children and staff access Airhead on or off site. Teams is fully embedded becoming the main vehicle for communication and collaboration.  

All staff to be trained on Microsoft applications 

January 2019 

Mrs Kendal 

Tablet Academy Training Days x 3 

  

17 Supply teachers 

Staff will be confident to use Microsoft 365 programs to enhance our teaching and learning to improve our outcomes for pupils. 

Teachers are to have Tablet Academy Training to ensure they are confident with using Microsoft applications to their full potential with teaching and Learning. 

  

Deputy Principal will deliver training with Teaching Assistants. 

  

Midday, admin and site staff to be able to access drop-in clinics to develop their use of Microsoft 365 if they come across barriers which will impact their role. 

Deputy Principal ensuring Teaching Assistants are fully engaging. 

  

Staff able to access training through drop-in clinics 

At least 10 digital devices to be placed in each classroom 

April 2019 

Mrs Kendal 

Wave 1 – 70 Dell Latitudes 

  

Wave 2 – 80 Dell Latitudes 

Pupils should have good access to a digital device when needed.  Pupils should be able to make an informed decision when they should use technology to support their learning and be able to access it without barriers. 

Wave 1 of the laptops have been placed in each classroom.  The devices are used in the same way as some stationery.  Technology is embedded in the majority of classrooms. 

 This has been met and surpassed as now Year 6 have devices on a 1:1 ratio and present all their learning using OneNote as a digital portfolio. 

All teaching staff to become MIE (Microsoft Innovative Educator) 

February 2019 

Mrs Kendal 

Mrs Radford-Rea 

  

N/A 

Teachers will be committed to their professional development of using technology in the classroom by completing Microsoft Education Courses to further their understanding of how to create a 21st century classroom. 

All teaching and Teaching Assistants have become MIE certified. 

  

Staff encouraged to update the MIE leader board of their achievements. 

July 2019 -  All teachers and Teaching Assistants have a MEC profile and are MIE.  This has also extended to include the admin team, the site manager and the academy cook.  

At least 25% of teaching staff are to become MIEE (Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts) 

March 2019 

Mrs Kendal 

Miss Calver 

Mrs Worts 

Miss Jensen 

Miss Bowler 

Mr Storer 

Mrs Noyes 

Miss Rikh 

Miss Hill 

N/A 

Our staff will show commitment to using technology in the classroom.  We will have MIE Experts in all year groups across the academy to drive the use of technology in all classrooms. 

10/3/19 - Staff have submitted their applications and we are waiting for approval. 

We have 8 MIE Experts across our academy as of August 2019 

Children from Year 2 to Year 6 access Microsoft Teams in learning time. 

February 2019 

Teaching Staff 

N/A 

Pupils will be able to enhance their learning by the use of technology in the lessons.  Through the use of Teams, everything will be accessed I one place to maximise learning time. 

March 2019 – Pupils are using Teams in all year groups in and out of learning time. 

Objective met  

Digital technology should be present in at least 90% of lessons. 

May 2019 

Middle Leadership Team 

N/A 

Technology will become so embedded that it is used where it is needed naturally without specific planning or direction. 

Learning walks planned for April 2019 

Objective met  

75% of children reach ARE when assessed against the criteria in our Basic Skills Policy. 

July 2018 

Digital Champion 

  

Children will be working at ARE or above with Microsoft applications 

  

 Objective met, but we do need to ensure we have more evidence.