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

School Improvement Priorities 2020 - 2021

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

Priority 1:

Address the specific challenges and whole school priorities that will be faced in the next academic year as a result of Covid-19.

We will support the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of children through use of a range of resources, including making use of HeartSmart and our Learning Heroes to refocus and ensure good learning habits following lockdown. We will prioritise subjects and teaching to cover the most important missed content, particularly, reading, writing and maths. Despite a focus on English and Maths, we will however, ensure that the curriculum remains broad and balanced. In the event of wider class bubbles needing to self isolate, we will develop further plans for remote / blended learning. 

Priority 2

Review the curriculum to ensure that it is well resourced, progressive, well sequenced, fun, engaging and purposeful.

In order to continue to maintain high standards, we will continue to aim to ensure consistency in teaching practice throughout the school. Making use of additional sports funding, we will continue to focus on developing sport, entering local competitions.  In Sep 2020,  Miss Bellows will continue to work as a sports coach in the school. We will also develop music provision and Mr Ivin, from Hampshire music service will teach music from Year 2-6. 

 

We will continue to engage in social action and to be courageous advocates for change locally, nationally and globally.  As a Gold Global Neighbour school, 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.

Priority 3:

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 4:

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

Whilst our children perform well in end of year tests, we are aiming to further improve rates of progress in Writing.   We will continue to make use of new spelling homework books which use a look, say, cover, write and check method with weekly spelling tests.  We will use handwriting books with nads. As a Maths No Problem school, we will continuing to use the Singapore Maths approach and using Maths No Problem, a text book based Maths scheme. We will also continue to use Hit the Button and Times Tables Rockstars to develop children's number skills and times tables.

We will be encouraging children to read a wide range of books and maintaining our focus on teaching them new vocabulary - Tier 2 words. Building on the work of Isabel Beck - 'Bringing Words to Life', we will be teaching children vocabulary, so that they encounter and develop their knowledge of a number of unfamiliar words. We want children to develop a love of reading, authors, vocabulary and stories.

Priority 5:

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. In particular, we will be reviewing the work of Paul Dix and strategies outlined in his book - 'When the Adults Change, Everything Changes.' Please see the 'Behaviour Policy' via the link below to 'Policies'.

Priority 6:

To further improve levels of punctuality and attendance

This year, we continue to focus on securing regular 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 7:

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.

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