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 2016-17 are 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.

To monitor standards in all curriculum areas.

  • Completion of a coverage grid per subject that shows curriculum coverage.

  • Co-ordinators are able to show clear progression in their subject across the school and no repetition.

  • Topic Outlines show visits/visitors, wows, outcomes that enhance pupil engagement.

  • Topic Outlines indicate the real purpose and relevance of learning, via a real life celebration event or product.

To ensure all stakeholders are involved in school improvement

  • All stakeholders are clear how well the school is doing and they understand what actions are needed in order for the school to improve further.
  • There is a clear vision for the school and progress towards achieving it is reviewed and monitored

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.