Skip to content ↓
Mapledown School

Mapledown School

School Improvement & Vision

School Improvement 2018-2019


Continue to lead and innovate so that the school is recognised as ‘outstanding’. Work with the new Cricklewood Regeneration Partners (Argent-Related Brent Cross South) to design our new school. To introduce formal annual Appraisals for all non-teaching staff from September (Unified Rewards). Write a new Code of Conduct for all staff Make sure the school is GDPR compliant by May 2018 With the planned retirement of the Headteacher in summer 2019 we need to recruit a new Headteacher in the autumn term. The new Head and Leadership Team will review the leadership structure and division of responsibilities across the school.


1. Track the Rochford Report Pilots to ensure that we stay abreast of any new arrangements for improving assessment and target setting for SEN pupils. Meanwhile we will maintain our existing systems for assessing, target setting, monitoring, evaluating, analysing and reporting on Pupil Progress.

Systems, Process & Policy

Achieve the Healthy School Gold Award. (July 2019) Re-accredit for the International Schools Award (Sept 2019)


1. Work with the ‘Friends of Mapledown’ to identify and gain funds for additional resources. This year’s big project is to upgrade the Soft Play Cabin.


To continue to promote work-life balance and staff wellbeing. Support ‘growth from within’ and promote internal talent


 Our Vision

Mapledown is a place of learning for all members of the school's community a learning organisation. Students’ needs and ambitions are the primary reason for doing the things we do and we believe that they are entitled to our respect and dedication. We are committed to developing a genuine partnership, based on equality of opportunity, for continuous improvement so that excellence, service, innovation and progress become a reality for students, families, staff and the wider community.

Our Mission
To build on or create plans and structures which will carry Mapledown forward so that our Vision is realised. This can only work if all staff subscribe to our Vision and work for it. We will strive for year on year improvements in our daily work so that we create:

A dynamic and inclusive student focussed organisation
Processes for monitoring, evaluating end improving our effectiveness
Well-trained staff capable of meeting every students needs
Teams which offer mutual support and foster collective responsibility
A place where staff reflect and learn continuously
A school environment with facilities to enable student learning
A place where people enjoy end take pride in their work
A focus for support and service to families
A centre of excellence, which we are proud to share

Our Aims
Develop our students' communication
Maximise their personal autonomy & independence
Enable students to form social relationships
Encourage maximum mobility
Prepare students for the opportunities, experiences end responsibilities of adult life
Promote students' spiritual and moral development
Broaden students’ range of experiences