School Improvement Plan

Every year we focus on key areas to make the school and the education experience we offer, even better for all of our children. We are constantly developing and identify priorities for improvement; we do this from the information we gain from school data, discussions with staff and governors, parents and children questionnaires and local and national initiatives.

Throughout the year we work on these areas, as well as other things that arise, regularly reviewing our progress. Each term an update will be provided on our progress in the school newsletter.

In the academic year 2017/18, our key improvement priorities are:

EYFS Provision 1. To develop the provision and timetable to use the full time EYFS setting effectively to provide the best opportunities for the Reception and Nursery children, especially during transition times.
2. To use the newly created baseline assessment and tracking tool to assess and monitor the children as they learn, using these to plan next steps.
3. To continue to develop the learning environment (inside and outside) so that adults can support the children’s learning effectively, both through planned activities and spontaneously.
4. To begin to improve the outdoor provision to provide a range of learning opportunities for the children.
Leadership and Management 1. To develop the skills of the newly created senior management team.
2. To increase the responsibility of the SENCo to include managing the TAs and tracking the impact of interventions.
3. To develop the responsibility of subject leaders, including managing the assessments, monitoring planning and supporting others.
4. That the Governors have more responsibility for the SIP and other stakeholders understand their responsibility to school improvement.
5. To further develop the links between the school and other stakeholders.
Outcomes for Children 1. To ensure outcomes in phonics at KS1 and SPAG at KS2 are at least in line with national expectations.
2. To ensure outcomes in Maths at KS2 are at least in line with Reading.
3. To ensure outcomes in Writing at KS2 are at least in line with national expectations.
4. To support children working below expectations so that they make at least expected progress.
5. To provide challenge for the MA children, so that they make at least expected progress.
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare 1. To further develop the attitudes of learning of the children so that they take responsibility for their own learning.
2. To continue developing the use of “Rights and Responsibilities” when discussing and dealing with behaviour issues.
3. That the worship council are more involved with planning and delivering collective worship.
5. To continue developing the pupil voice through the school council, worship council and pupil parliament.
6. To develop the range of out of hours’ school activities available to the children.
Teaching and Learning 1. To ensure teaching across the whole school is consistently good with many outstanding qualities.
2. That assessments and tracking are used effectively to identify children needing support; leading to interventions which are effective in narrowing the gaps for those children working below year group expectations.
3. To develop the Computing curriculum to ensure there is progression and coverage, with a wide range of resources allowing for this.
4. To refocus on presentation of work across all subjects.
5. To introduce the new RE scheme of work, incorporating recommendations from the recent SIAMS inspection.