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‘Blueprint 2020' - Strategic Goals

Blueprint 2020

‘Innovating & Building Together’

In September 2013 we launched ‘Blueprint 2020’. This six-year strategy shares a dynamic vision for the future.  After the first three-year School Development Plan cycle much was achieved.  From February 2016 to September 2016, however, we revisited the plan via a very comprehensive consultation process and refined our strategic goals for Blueprint 2020. We believe these refined goals will help us achieve even greater things in the coming three years. 

  ‘Blueprint 2020’ - Strategic Goals

Strategic Leadership

To share good practice across the school and beyond to enhance staff development and pupils’ attainment. This will include the development and coaching of curriculum leaders;

The continued development of Shared Education with St. James’s Primary School. In particular, this will allow the schools to promote S.T.E.M. and Forest School learning as well as achieving ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ status;

To engage with community stakeholders to increase aspirations, attainment, early intervention and collaboration. This will include focused family learning support interventions.


Implement and review a whole school wellbeing strategy;

Achieve the British Council’s International School Award by June 2018;

Use the pursuit of the Eco Green Flag, by June 2019, as a means to educate our school community to be more eco-friendly.

Learning and Teaching

90+% of pupils, in both, Literacy and Numeracy will achieve as expected or above.

I.C.T. will more effectively enrich creativity, thinking skills and improve school management.

Review and update our P.D.M.U. provision.








































































Strategic Leadership

An enhanced management structure will empower all staff as school leaders.

Pupils and parents will be more systematically engaged in school life.

The school will embrace robust self-evaluation to stimulate change.

We will seek to strengthen and extend links with our community.

To enrich our cross-community partnerships.

Share our values and aspirations with our community more effectively.



Create and implement a cohesive and imaginative Wellbeing Strategy.

The development of physical activity and sporting excellence.

Extending the quality and range of extra-curricular activities.

The development of international school links and the teaching of Spanish.

To establish Whitehouse as an eco-school by gaining ‘Green Flag’ status.


Learning and Teaching

Our English and maths results will be in the top 25% of similar N.I. schools.

To use ICT creatively and systematically to enhance learning and leadership.

Thinking skills and creativity will be imaginatively fostered.

Extend our practice of staff regularly sharing good practice across classes.

The promotion of S.T.E.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Our SEN provision will maximise pupils’ self-esteem and achievement

Data and assessments will be used more effectively to maximise learning.


Blueprint 2020

'Innovating & Building Together’

Our six-year dynamic vision for our future.