School improvement at Coppice Valley is a whole school affair. Governors, staff, pupils and parents are included in the process. We recognise that improvement is a process over time, not an event; of exploring and researching, weighing up options and actions, implementing changes and evaluating their effectiveness.
Staff leaders working together reviewing the Coppice Curriculum
Leadership is distributed in the school, so staff play an important role in effecting change and bringing about improvement. Parents are consulted regularly at schools events, online surveys and working parties we create. Pupils have a strong voice at Coppice Valley. All pupils are consulted termly in our Pupil Voice Conference about school matters and our Pupil Leaders (a delegation of pupils from Year 2-6) work with senior leaders more closely on school improvement.
Our improvement structures help us to keep this process running effectively. We create an annual improvement calendar each year, that translates our improvement aims into a series of actions. This lets all staff and governors know what improvement activities are happening that week. Governors and senior leaders meet regularly for progress updates, reviewing and responding to improvement work. Staff work in teams on curriculum, teaching and learning improvement projects, exploring ideas and options, trialling them and modelling good practice to one another.