School Priorities

At Hillcrest we have very high expectations for our students. Great emphasis is placed on hard work, achievement and high standards of behaviour.

School Priorities 2018-19

Our mission:

To ensure every student achieves their full academic and social potential.

Make sure that teaching consistently challenges and motivates all students, by:

  1. Making effective use of assessment information to match tasks to all students’ needs and abilities;
  2. Ensuring that learning activities and questioning techniques engage and challenge all students fully;
  3. Encouraging all students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop their independent learning skills, using ‘flipped learning’ and the six effective learning strategies;
  4. Ensuring that marking and feedback always make clear the next steps a student needs to take to make further progress;
  5. Ensuring all students have time to reflect on their feedback and make adjustments/ re-draft work, supporting them to make further progress.