'The school development plan fully outlines the main developments for the future' - OFSTED
School Improvement Priorities 2016 - 2017
Every school has a School Improvement Plan. Our plan reflects priorities highlighted by parents, staff, governors and children.
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 (Summer 2016), we are aiming to further improve rates of progress in Writing and Maths. We will also continue to ensure children have lots of opportunities to spell well making use of Jolly Phonics and Letter and Sounds. We will be continuing 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.
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'.
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.
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.
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'. We want to encourage children to think and understand how they can contribute to an increasingly global world. See our curriculum page for further details.
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 revising our Homework Policy with a view to ensuring a more consistent approach across the school and one which focuses on reading comprehension, spelling, grammar and word problems in Maths. We will continue to embed the use of our Learning Heroes to promote key learning behaviours and we will also be introducing Chilli Challenges (mild, spicy and hot). To find out more about our Learning Heroes, visit our Learning Behaviours page.
To further develop Computing learning through the school
We are reviewing Computing learning throughout the school. Last year, we focused heavily developing our teaching of E-safety and coding; this year we are going to be focusing on 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.
To further improve competitive sport
Making use of additional sports funding, we will continue to focus on competitive sport, organising tournaments with local schools and entering local competitions. In Sep 2016, Mrs Adams will continue to train and take teams to competitions. We will continue to extend links with the New Forest Sports Partnership Cluster.
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.