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St Joseph’s College

College Development Plan


College Development Plan

Foreword St Joseph’s College is an excellent 3-18, co-educational independent day and boarding school, with many outstanding features, including its unique ethos. What, however, makes an excellent school into a consistently outstanding school, is an ability to examine itself honestly, and genuinely know what makes it unique, know where it wants to be and know how it is going to get there. The Knowledge, Vision and Direction must all be underpinned by a strong strategic business and development plan. Therefore, welcome to our College Development Plan – a document that will help to guide our future and plan our priorities. An integral part of our combined role and responsibility is to make an immediate start on developments and improvements for current students, parents and staff, as well as to future-proof the school for generations to come. Our aims are centred on ensuring the highest quality educational provision on a campus with facilities which underpin a rewarding and enriching student experience. The College is in a much stronger position today than it has ever been. We now own the freehold of our beautiful and centrally located 62 acre site. We have a large, talented and committed body of staff and an enlarged             skills, knowledge and experience from a range of backgrounds, including construction, property, academia, the arts, law, business and marketing. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many friends and colleagues who have contributed to the creation of this ambitious plan and who will now share with us the responsibility for enabling its delivery. Now that we have a shared and detailed strategic ‘blueprint’ and ‘master plan’ for our school, the future for St Joseph’s College looks bright. We are truly excited about the future and hope that you will share our excitement as you read through our plan and gain a sense of the direction and ambition that we have for our school.

Danielle Clarke, BA (Hons) NPQH Principal

Paul Clement, BSc MA Chair of Governors


Guiding the future of the College (from left): Mrs D Baber (Bursar), Nathaniel Abery (Head Boy), Holly Bennett (Head Girl), Dr M Hine (Vice Principal), Mrs D Clarke (Principal), Mr S Phaup (Director of Studies and Sixth Form), Tom Emery (Deputy Head Boy), Adelaide Zampi (Deputy Head Girl)


College Development Plan

Contents

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Snapshot

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What we do

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How we do it

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Where we are going

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Our plan

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Stimulating trips throughout College life help inspire and support learning of academic and life skills at all ages


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We provide the best all-round education for each child, within an inclusive Christian community – meeting the needs of each and every child’s heart, mind, body and spirit.

Faith & Trust

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What we do

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Snapshot

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Self-regulation & Humility

Aspiration & Achievement

Where we are going Excellence & Enjoyment

We want to be known locally, nationally and internationally for our high quality, independent, all-round education for boys and girls, which is seamless through from nursery to university and the world of work.

Contribution & Service

Effort & Resilience

Respect & Dignity

Creativity & Open-mindedness

Community & Compassion

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College Development Plan

What we do We provide the best all-round education within an inclusive Christian community – meeting the individual needs of each and every child’s heart, mind, body and spirit.

We believe...         the child In the primary importance of actively safeguarding and protecting children That each child is individual and deserving of an equal educational opportunity

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In embracing innovation as well as seeking,            experience In the power of the team and the importance of working collaboratively That inspirational leadership means leading by example and with humility

That a community based on integrity, kindness, respect, courtesy and enjoyment creates the best learning environment

That we have an important role to play in the wider community, both locally and globally

In striving for excellence in all that we do, encouraging ambition and aspiration

In taking a longer term view for the greater good of the College and its pupils


Creative and Performing Arts subjects are timetabled until the end of Year 9 to help provide an all-round education and opportunities in areas a child might not usually consider

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College Development Plan

How we do it

Faith & Trust

    & Self-belief

Self-regulation & Humility

Excellence & Enjoyment

Aspiration & Achievement

The ‘essence’ of St Joseph’s College is learned and lived through the following core values, which underpin our unique ethos and environment. Our ethos is derived from the educational philosophy and faith of St Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers, and the example set by St Joseph, Patron Saint of Workers.

Contribution & Service

Respect & Dignity

Creativity & Open-mindedness

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Effort & Resilience

Community & Compassion


Faith & Trust

    & Self-belief

Aspiration & Achievement

Effort & Resilience

Respect & Dignity

Developing an awareness of faith, spirituality, awe and wonder and an enduring belief in ourselves and trust in others.

Participating in a diverse range of academic, creative and physical experiences with self-assurance of one’s own skills.

Ensuring everyone makes maximum progress – so as to reach their full potential – and helping students to realise their ambitions for future careers, personal goals and life-long dreams.

Providing a strong academic core and encouraging a desire to succeed, in order to develop adaptable and life-long learning skills.

Developing self-respect and moral values; an awareness of what it means to be a good citizen and respecting our own and other cultures, religions, values and beliefs.

Community & Compassion

Creativity & Open-mindedness

Contribution & Service

Excellence & Enjoyment

Self-regulation & Humility

Providing a happy, secure and nurturing community, so we develop personally, take a full, active and constructive part in the life of our community and develop a sense of compassion and concern for others locally and globally.

Seeking to innovate by being imaginative and entrepreneurial, whilst searching for and     opinions and sources of evidence.

Developing a community perspective and awareness (locally and globally) by meeting the needs of others and thinking beyond ‘the here and now’.

Providing excellent teaching and learning activities which have meaning and purpose      enjoyment.

Continually seeking to attain the highest personal standards, whilst appreciating the many ways that people contribute to our world.

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College Development Plan

Where we are going We want to be known locally, nationally and internationally for our high quality, independent, all-round education for boys and girls, which is seamless through from nursery to university and the world of work, including: Our ethos, which combines strong Christian values with a unique approach to supporting and nurturing children within a friendly, family environment Strong academic performance and achievement for pupils of all abilities and skills, enabling children and young people to consistently outperform local and national academic standards Tailored pastoral and academic support which          compassionate young people who have integrity, dignity and self-belief Progressive, innovative and effective approaches to teaching and learning Teaching which is inspirational, challenging and engaging   !    supported staff A exible, inspiring and inclusive 3-18 curriculum which meets the needs of the contemporary world

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Outstanding girls’ and boys’ opportunities and achievements in sport High quality and varied curricular and extracurricular opportunities, including outstanding Music, Art, Drama, Dance and Outdoor Education Leading the way in using new technologies which enhance and support teaching, learning, communication and administration Being a reective, open-minded, forward-thinking organisation which is receptive and responsive to change, in order to provide the best quality all-round education within a competitive local, national and global market Our outstanding facilities and grounds High quality Boarding provision, including outstanding pastoral care for a diverse population of students, excellent facilities and a stimulating programme of activities

An emphasis on effective and timely communication which ensures that current and prospective parents and the wider community are well informed about the College’s all-round successes and strengths Creating links with alumni, businesses and          and our school Clear development planning, which is underpinned           management, shared and communicated with stakeholders and reviewed and evaluated annually Strong and effective leadership and management across the College, which supports and enables staff to develop professionally and personally and deliver   "          professional community


Science is a strength at St Joseph’s with innovative teaching and learning, resulting in outstanding examination results,               

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College Development Plan

Our Plan The following twelve ‘Aspects"           which are integral to the core purpose of the school and its ability to function effectively as a business and charitable trust. Each ‘Aspect’ is then divided into ‘Aims’, which will ensure the continued development of the quality of provision and effectiveness of St Joseph’s College.

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The annual Dance Show showcases the creativity and hard work of 150 students of all ages during timetabled classes and numerous extra-curricular clubs


College Campus and Infrastructure

Pastoral and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education

Marketing, Recruitment and Retention

Boarding

Leadership, Management and Staff Development across the College

Regulatory Compliance, Inspection, Equality and Diversity

Ethos

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Achievement

The Arts, Sport and Extra-curricular

Internal and External Links

Early Years Foundation Stage

Finance and Capital Developments

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Ethos Aims

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Articulate, share and promote the values of the College’s ethos

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Establish stronger links with local parishes and organisations which complement and support the College’s ethos

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Ensure new staff, students and parents understand the College’s ethos

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Ensure the College’s ethos underpins academic, pastoral, boarding, communication, relationships and assemblies across the school

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Actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


At St Joseph’s, we provide an outstanding all-round education within a Christian community – meeting the individual needs of each and every child’s heart, mind, body and spirit

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College Development Plan

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Achievement Aims

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Develop further the quality of teaching and learning so it is consistently excellent across the College

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Increase the monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the quality and impact of teaching and learning

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Ensure optimal student academic progress and attainment

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Increase opportunities for students to benchmark their achievements locally, nationally and internationally

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Maximise academic standards in public examinations results

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Ensure the vast majority of pupils achieve their best possible university destination, including Oxbridge applications

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Latest technologies are embraced to support and encourage dynamic learning, such as this 3D printer in Design and Technology

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Pastoral and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education Aims 1 2 3 4

Revitalise the system of pupil reward and recognition across the College

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Establish a clear system for monitoring and tracking pastoral concerns to ensure consistently high standards of behaviour and progress

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Extend opportunities and facilities to develop further the high quality of pastoral care

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Ensure students have access to an appropriate Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Citizenship curriculum

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Develop further the tutorial programme across the College Ensure students have a strong voice across the College Extend opportunities for leadership and peer support across the College

Continue to develop students’ social awareness and compassion for others Continue to develop students’ cultural awareness Develop students’ spiritual awareness and sense of awe and wonder


The annual Arts Festival celebrates its 21st year in 2016, with children across the College taking part in a week of drama, poetry, music, art, public speaking and dance

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The Arts, Sport and Extra-curricular Aims

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Ensure equality of opportunity and provision for all

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Launch a refreshed extra-curricular programme to develop students’ interests, knowledge, skills, talents and aptitudes

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Promote and facilitate communication with parents and students regarding the College’s extra-curricular programme

Recognise and celebrate achievement at every level Maximise academic achievement Develop additional sporting opportunities at the College Ensure communication is timely and effective


Alongside its traditionally strong rugby standing, St Joseph’s prides itself on offering numerous opportunities across Sport and the Creative and Performing Arts to help develop well-rounded students

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Boarding Aims 1 2 3 4 5 6

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Increase the opportunities and provision for Boarding Maintain a high level of staff training in Boarding Ensure boarders have a strong voice Improve communication with boarders’ parents Develop the opportunities and facilities for boarders Ensure compliance with all statutory regulations


Recognised for its ‘excellent’ boarding provision, St Joseph’s provides a term-time home for more than 100 students from across the world

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College Development Plan

College Campus and Infrastructure Aims

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Ensure there is a strategic, cyclical and effective maintenance programme

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Ensure Information Technology effectively supports teaching and learning, administration,      

Improve the aesthetics of the Campus Improve the learning and working environment Improve social areas and facilities Improve the external environment and access to and around the College Improve areas which provide information and celebrate achievement Minimise the environmental impact of the College Maximise site security and health & safety Ensure the College’s Management Information System (MIS) is used to its potential Further develop the College’s catering provision Ensure the support staff structure reinforces the overall aims of the College


The ÂŁ2 million investment in a state-of-the-art Astroturf complex has helped provide further opportunities for students, like this masterclass from regional hockey coach, Laura Quinn

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College Development Plan

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Aims 1 2 3 4 5

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%    $              Ensure excellent opportunities are available in all seven areas of learning Ensure educational provision and care fully complies with the EYFS Guidance Ensure staff have appropriate development opportunities Ensure compliance with all statutory regulations


Following three consecutive ‘excellent’ inspections, the EYFS department continues to nourish the minds of effervescent children to develop independent learning

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College Development Plan

Internal and External Links Aims 1 2 3

Improve links and partnerships with local businesses and community organisations

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Sustain and develop the Parent Teacher Association further

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Develop a meaningful and sustainable relationship with an overseas developing world project Build links with the St Joseph’s alumni and enhance their role in the future development of the College

Develop students’ knowledge of the world of work and enterprise initiatives Develop parent and student links with Governors


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Leadership, Management and Staff Development across the College Aims 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Increase, diversify and develop Governance Improve strategic development planning Review management structures in line with the developing needs of the College Develop leaders at all levels Ensure safeguarding continues as a key feature of, and focus for, Leadership and Management Ensure staff appraisal and development impacts on pupil achievement /                 Continue to monitor and support staff well-being


Leadership roles are available throughout the College and students are encouraged to play their part

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College Development Plan

Regulatory Compliance, Inspection, Equality and Diversity Aims

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Ensure College policies are in line with regulatory updates and embedded in practice

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Ensure the College is fully compliant with legal, health and safety, employment, equality and insurance law

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Promote equality of opportunity for all learners and staff, and advance social inclusion by removing barriers to learning


Inspiring guest visits are organised for students throughout the College to instil a sense of awe and wonder to all ages

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Marketing, Recruitment and Retention Aims

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Ensure that the telling of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and its associated successes, is as widespread as possible

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Develop the College website to maximise its effectiveness for current parents as a Parent Portal and as an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Online Open Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for prospective parents

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Maximise the relationship with key groups linked to the College e.g. staff, parents and alumni (Old Birkfeldians)

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Fine tune recruitment processes and procedures to support the future growth of the College

Integrate the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;look and feelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; into all of the Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical assets


The Red Rose Chain partnership provides fantastic opportunities to stage events to connect the College with the local community

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Marketing, Recruitment and Retention cont. Aims

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Evaluate and develop external associations and accreditations to support the development of the College

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Ensure equality of opportunity for girls and boys across the curriculum, sport, leadership positions and the Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extra-curricular programme

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Ensure high quality provision across the College to facilitate student transition between key year groups

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Review and develop events to showcase the College for current and prospective students

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Review and develop marketing and promotional campaigns to maximise      


The Prep School is an impressive showcase of excellent teaching and learning and innovative child-centred education

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Finance and Capital Developments Aims

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Maximise income and create additional income streams Review the awards and monitoring of concessions across the College Ensure that the school maintains and builds on its charitable status /             '           ? 


Mathematics is a strength of St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, driven by novel teaching practices, exciting events and visits by eminent mathematicians, including Prof Peter Higgins of Essex University seen here at the hugely popular Mathematics Roadshow

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