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Middlewich High School

Excellence in Learning – Achievement for All

School Priorities 2020/2021


Middlewich High School Strategic Improvement Plan – Overview Statement 2020-2021

Author: Headteacher Heidi Thurland

Strategic Objectives 2020-2021

Key Performance Indicators



Achieve excellence in curriculum and assessment intent and implementation which effectively prepares students for life post 16


NEET 0-2%

Progress of students is in range of  0 - -0.2 (average)

Attainment is in line with or better than National across all subjects

PP gap is closed by at least 1 grade across all subjects

SEND performance is in line with National

MHS is working towards Gatsby Careers Mark adopting Gatsby benchmarks for Careers curriculum, Working towards Literacy Quality Mark

All teaching staff involved in coaching & self evaluation  programme which ensures teaching is effective

Self evaluation is accurate at senior and middle leadership level, quality assurance is robust

School is at least Good

Implement ambitious, coherently planned curriculum that addresses gaps in knowledge, supports learning in all contexts (face to face/online) and ensures students realise their potential


Achieve excellence in culture and ethos which ensures students leave as aspirational, respectful, resilient citizens

Attendance is in line with national average

Exclusions are below national average

Bullying is rare

MHS is beacon for excellence for mental health & wellbeing

STEM curriculum developed; clear partnerships and cross curricular focus evident

Disruption is rare, attitudes to learning are positive across all groups. Learning environment is effective





Middlewich High School is the school of choice for Middlewich community and professional staff


MHS is oversubscribed retaining 80% demographic or greater from the Middlewich Community

Effective development of middle leadership through internal leadership programme and CPD support for national qualifications

Retention & succession planning of staff demonstrates effective CPD and appraisal, school is fully staffed, out of area teaching is rare



To demonstrate strong leadership though effective governance and Academy conversion into a collaborative MAT which reflects the vision and values of MHS

Academy conversion complete seeing MHS moving into the Sir John Brunner Foundation (MAT).

Financial management of MHS is effective

Governance effectively challenges and supports school leadership