We are always looking how we can improve our school to ensure that all our children have the best teaching and learning, love learning and grow into lifelong learners.
In the academic year 2017-2018 our key priorities for school development are as follows:
PRIORITY 1: EFFECTIVENESS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
1.1 Ensure middle leaders, RQT and NQT are effectively developed and supported to achieve efficient and effective
distributive leadership and at least good teaching resulting in improved outcomes for all children in line with national
average and above.
1.2 Increase opportunities for staff development through EBOR, including the effective use of academy specialists, to improve
the quality of teaching and learning.
1.3 Establish the feasibility of setting up nursery provision in school to improve the attainment on entry.
1.4 To ensure that the school SEND practice is in line with the Code of practice and the Ebor guidelines
PRIORITY 2: QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
2.1 Improve progress and attainment of writing across school so that all children achieve their expected progress
and above from baseline resulting in the % of children achieving expected attainment is at national average or above.
2.2 Implement efficient and effective systems to improve planning and delivery of good lessons resulting in accelerated progress
and attainment of all pupils.
2.3 Implement effective systems to improve basic skills across core subjects.
2.4 To develop a range of targeted interventions and an inclusive learning environment that specifically support children with SEND.
PRIORITY 3: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE
3.1 To have a clear whole school approach to restorative practice to provide a high quality provision for children’s wellbeing and
embed core values of excellence, belonging, opportunities and respect and consistent common language.
3.2 To introduce a clear rewards and recognition policy, that supports our restorative ethos and behaviour policy. Encouraging pupil voice and the ability to self regulate making the
appropriate choices that positively impact on behaviour for learning.
3.3 To implement a clear system to improve school’s attendance so it remains at least in line with national percentage and
reducing the persistent absence figure.
PRIORITY 4: OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND LEARNERS
4.1 Raise attainment and progress of all children to ensure the % of children achieving at least expected standard is
at or above national average in reading, writing and maths, ensuring that Key Stage 1 and 2 children are test ready.
4.2 Ensure the outcomes of disadvantaged children is equitable to those who are not.
4.3 Ensure value added progress for ALL children is in line with national and age related expectation.
Throughout the year we look at our school development priorities and review the impact of what has been put in place in school. Teaching staff performance management is linked to our school development plan with a key priority this year to improve writing.
We will be finding as many opportunities as we can to get children, parent, governor and teaching staff views so we all work well together with a shared vision of school improvement.