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In an ever changing world it is our duty to our pupils to respond positively, creatively and imaginatively to national and local developments and to anticipate and embrace the changes within our pupil population.  
To ensure that we enable Lakeside and its pupils to flourish in the future we aim to:
  • Provide stimulating teaching and a curriculum which motivates pupils, enabling them to enjoy school and develop a positive attitude to learning and life.
  • Provide opportunities which will encourage, support and challenge pupils to develop as independent young people.
  •  Provide a safe, supportive yet challenging environment in which all members of the school community are valued, respected and enabled to succeed.
  • Provide partnerships with parents and the wider community which will enable its pupils to become valued members of society.
To achieve this vision our current priorities are:

1 To maintain our Outstanding status.
To do this by:
  • Making Lakeside an attractive place to work through offering training opportunities that enable all staff to become highly skilled individuals in the field of special education.
  • Ensuring lessons are observed and monitored and feedback for development given.
  • Ensuring the curricula remain relevant –  reviewed and adapted in light of current pupil needs.
  • Ensuring that pupils are set challenging targets for progress and that assessment data is analysed and action taken where needed as a result.
  • Keep abreast of all current developments in educational thought and be actively involved in research, conferences and other ways to be part of the debate.
2 To keep abreast of academy conversion issues and be ready to move on this when we are sure it is right for Lakeside.
To do this by:
  • Keeping abreast of national developments.
  • Taking an active part in local discussions.
3 To secure succession planning.
To do this by:
  • Motivating staff and enabling them to undertake training  to make progress in their careers.
  • Maintaining a stable, well trained and experienced staff group by ensuring they feel valued by allowing them to be a part of decision making processes.
4 To ensure we can meet the needs of our changing population in future years.
To do this by:
  • Ensuring we maintain a degree of specialism to meet the needs for all pupils in areas such as  MOVE Centre of Excellence, NAS accreditation, Intensive Interaction, Artsmark Gold, International Award, Forest Schools work, ICTmark and  MSI specialism as these ensure we keep a diverse expertise.
  • Auditing staff skills in the event of a vacancy occurring and ensuring staff are recruited to fill any skills / knowledge gap.

How we achieve our aims.




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