School Improvement Plan

Our school improvement plan is written annually drawing upon an evaluation of the information we gather regarding the performance of our school both quantitative and qualitative. It is a ‘road map’ led by the head teacher which sets out the improvements and developments our school aims to make in order to improve outcomes for our community. It is reviewed as we journey through the year and remains flexible to change. Staff and Governors lead actions in the plan. Support and training is planned, where necessary, provided ‘in-house’ or externally.

For 2017-18 our key foci are:

Maths; to update provision and ensure consistency across the school

A clear and consistent approach to all maths planning in KS1 and KS2 to ensure clear objective focussed planning.

  • Ensure teachers are suitably equipped to teach the expectations of the new national curriuclum
  • Develop greater understanding of new curriculum in Maths, particularly “Mastery” in Maths
  • Develop problem solving skills to further children’s progress in the new curriculum
  • Include the outdoor environment as an area for teaching and learning maths in context
  • Cross curricular opportunities for mathematics are evidenced

Early Years Foundation Stage

  • To develop and maintain outstanding outdoor provision for learners
  • To ensure an upward trend in the children who meet the GLD at the end of EYFS
  • To ensure outstanding provision and teaching for learners in the EYFS

Community cohesion and making a positive contribution

  • Children learn about and understand others in their school community and beyond.

  • Children value diversity whilst promoting our shared values.

  • Children understand human rights and how to apply and defend them

  • Children are responsible for their community and actively participate within it.

  • All children are able to access and participate in their learning and wider opportunities

  • Children have opportunity to participate in activities with external partnerships.

Special Educational needs provision (SEN):

  • To co-ordinate and monitor provision of SEN across the whole school.
  • To improve subject knowledge and monitoring of SEN drawing upon, where necessary, the skills and expertise of external professionals.
  • To organise, manage and share SEN resources within our school; sharing good practice and expertise with other local schools.
  • To manage and make best use of funding for pupils with SEN
  • To work strategically with SLT, governors, families, agencies and the wider community.


Every lesson counts at Christ Church, we provide a varied and enriched curriculum. OFSTED in October 2017 asked the school to reduce unauthorised absence. Therefore the SLT and Governors in line with the citywide strategy aim to improve attendance, will seek to:

  • To review and monitor pupil attendance in order to reduce unauthorised absence.
  • To work with families and our school community to ensure all pupils are able to attend daily and on time unless there is a valid reason for the absence.

To develop a coherent and consistent approach to collective worship and spirituality across the school, this is inclusive and also celebrates our Christian distinctiveness.

  • Collective Worship (in class and school) always follows the school agreed principles, including Christian values, and regularly include the involvement of pupils and reference to bible stories and Christian beliefs; pupil voice indicates pupils are more aware of these.

  • Collective Worship is evaluated in different ways by pupils, staff and governors and this shows improvements and impact.

  • Opportunities for developing spirituality are considered and recorded in topic outlines.

  • Our SIAMS inspection judgements are outstanding for every area.