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'The school development plan fully outlines the main developments for the future' - OFSTED

School Improvement Priorities 2018 - 2019

Every school has a School Improvement Plan.  Our plan reflects priorities highlighted by parents, staff, governors and children.

Priority 1:

To continue to maintain good standards in Maths and English throughout the school

This year, whilst our children performed well in end of year tests, we are aiming to further improve rates of progress in Reading.  We will be exploring focused reading texts to develop our reading comprehension skills.  We will continue to use Talk 4 Writing to support writing throughout the school.  In Maths, we will be continuing to adopt the Singapore Maths approach and using Maths No Problem, a text book based Maths scheme.

Priority 2:

To continue to maintain high standards of behaviour at all times

Visitors to the school often comment on the good behaviour of our children. This is because we focus on this at all times. We will continue to focus on maintaining high standards of behaviour throughout the school next year.  Please see the 'Behaviour Policy' via the link below to 'Policies'.

Priority 3:

To further improve levels of punctuality and attendance

This year, we continue to focus on improving attendance throughout the school.  We are aiming for all children to strive towards 100% attendance.  An attendance cup is awarded again every month to the class with the best attendance.  The best class will also be highligted in the Headteacher newsletter to parents.

Priority 4:

To further improve the distinctive Christian character of the school

As a Church of England Primary School, we provide education within a Christian context. Our core values of 'Thankfulness, Love and Hope' are central to our vision for the school.

Priority 5:

To further develop a strong 'international ethos' and an understanding of how we all can contribute to our school, village and global community

We will continue to use thematic schemes of work choosing themes that are of real interest to children.  Key to our curriculum is the promotion of 'international mindedness'.  See our curriculum page for further details. We want to encourage children to think and understand how they can contribute to an increasingly global world. In particular, we will be engaging in social action locally, nationally and globally through the Christian Aid Global Neighbours Scheme.

Priority 6:

To further ensure consistency and excellent quality learning throughout the school

In order to continue to maintain high standards, we are aiming to ensure consistency in teaching practice throughout the school. In particular, we will be introducing the Secrets of Success. We will continue to embed the use of our Learning Heroes to promote key learning behaviours. To find out more about our Learning Heroes, visit our Learning Behaviours page.



Priority 7:

To further develop Computing learning through the school

We continue to review Computing learning throughout the school.  We continue to focus heavily on developing our teaching of E-safety and coding; alongside developing children's digital literacy skills. We will be further developing cross curricular computing learning, purchasing new IPADs for use by children alongside tablets in school.  In particular, we want to develop children's film making skills.

Priority 8:

To further improve competitive sport

Making use of additional sports funding, we will continue to focus on developing competitive sport, organising tournaments with local schools and entering local competitions.  In Sep 2018,  Miss Bellows will continue to train and take teams to competitions. 

Priority 9:

Encourage our children to stay safe and healthy; continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle through the taught curriculum and extra curricular activities

In all that we do, we will promote the importance of healthy eating and staying safe.