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

School Improvement Priorities 2022 - 2023

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

Priority 1:

Continue to address the specific challenges and whole school priorities that are still present following the pandemic.

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 and the Covid-19 pandemic.  We will particularly support KS1 and Y3 pupils to close any gaps in reading and maths.

Priority 2

To continue to ensure that children learn exceptionally well across the curriculum, continually reviewing 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 2022-2023,  Miss Bellows will continue to work as a sports coach in the school. We will also ensure high quality music provision and Mrs Prest, 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 high standards in Maths and English throughout the school

Whilst our children perform well in end of year tests, we continue to aim to further improve reading, maths and writing.   We will continue to make use of 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. In 2022-23, we will be providing reading and maths interventions to close any gaps that are still present following the pandemic.

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, making use of positive rewards and clear sanctions to set high expectations and promote good behaviour. Please see our 'Behaviour Policy' via the link below.

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.