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Improvement planning

The Academy Improvement Plan focuses on the strategies that are known to make a difference to the education and therefore the life chances of our scholars. We have three key priorities reflecting our three drivers; each one has a clear intended impact attached to it. Below is a summary of the 2019 – 22 Improvement Plan.

Sustaining a learning culture  inspired by everyone having a growth mindsetDemonstrate outstanding progress and
achievement for all.

Ensure learning is rigorous, engaging
and underpinned by meaningful feedback.

Cultivate effective, autonomous staff members at all levels of the organisation.

Extending an ethos focused on employabilityCreate a disciplined and happy school culture.

Develop scholars who demonstrate grit, hard work and determination.

Embed a rich and exciting curriculum that provides cultural capital for all.
  Maintaining a community which is cemented by highly       professional and productive relationships at all levels.Establish a genuine three-way partnership between families, scholars and staff.

Work with other Dixons academies to replicate best practice and to contribute to continuous improvement

Develop strong external partnerships to enhance the life chances of McMillan Academy scholars.

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