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School Improvement

Our School Improvement Priorities



Quality of Education 

  1. Develop a strong and ambitious Curriculum Intent which reflects our schools vision for quality of education for all, ensuring that our Curriculum is unique to us and that Cultural Capital is embedded.
  2. Coherently plan and sequence Foundation Subjects to reflect point 1 and to ensure all learning in every subject builds towards an ‘end point’ which is assessed to inform and shape the curriculum and teaching.
  3. The curriculum is adapted appropriately for SEND pupils.
  4. Continue to build upon and establish consistently strong teaching and assessment of reading across the school with a continued focus on developing the teaching of phonics and securing the progress of SEND and disadvantaged pupils.


Behaviour & Attitudes / Personal Development 

  1. Develop pupil resilience and pride in achievements
  2. Develop the pupils understanding of British Vales and tolerance of different faiths & beliefs. Engage with views and opinions that are different from their own so that difference is valued and nurtured
  3. SMSC curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to broaden their cultural awareness 



Leadership & Management 

  1. Focus on improving teachers’ subject and pedagogical content knowledge to enhance the teaching of foundation subjects
  2. Build the capacity and distribution of leadership within the school through the development of subject leaders (see Quality of Education school improvement intentions)
  3. Develop governance and strengthen community relations
  4. Build the capacity and skill of the new SENCO role to include Pupil Premium leadership


Quality of Early Years Education 

  1. Create an environment with high quality Early Years resources that supports and reflects the intent of an ambitious coherently planned and sequenced curriculum and promotes high levels of curiosity and enjoyment (see Quality of Education school improvement intentions for link)
  2. RWI staff training to expert level and continue to build reading resources that match phonics levels
  3. Develop the leadership and development of the new Foundation Stage including the integration of 3 year old provision into the school

Our School Improvement Intentions for 2020-2021


Quality of Education

  1. Close the identified gaps in learning in all core subjects (due to pandemic) for all identified pupils and groups including SEN & PP
  2. Accelerate progress in writing across all year groups with an uplift of 20% of pupils working at ARE from baseline assessment.
  3. Refine and embed our curriculum to reflect the new Ofsted EIF, developing and clearly communicating our curriculum intent, implementation and impact (carried over from 2019-20)


Leadership and Management

  1. Develop and continually improving teachers’ subject knowledge to enhance the teaching of the curriculum and ensure consistency of teaching and learning across the school.
  2. Staff wellbeing and workload is recognised by SLT and Governors as a high priority and is built into school culture, practises & policies. Including a robust risk assessment that is continually reviewed and updated.


Personal Develop & Behaviour and Attitudes

  1. Re-integrate children back into school following closure, ensuring their wellbeing and safety is a high priority.
  2. Following closure, re-instate high expectations for pupil’s behaviour and attitudes to learning with a positive and respectful culture.