School improvement priorities 2019-2020


The quality of education

English mastery


  • Development of Reading comprehension through embedding the specific teaching of skills F1-Y6

  • Resource age appropriate phonic books at KS1

  • To improve KS2 teacher knowledge and practice of phonics

  • Continue to develop reading across the curriculum

  • To develop a whole school  love of reading ethos

  • Y5 focus – additional staff deployed to accelerate rates of progress in Reading

  • Embed  teacher assessment of Reading


  • Develop reading comprehension through developing vocabulary knowledge



  • Develop a journey to greater depth writing across school


Curriculum mastery

  • Develop retrieval practice across the curriculum

  • Development of Outdoor Learning

  • Develop  core subject knowledge of History, Geography and Science for leaders and teachers

  • Develop understanding of what makes an effective unit plan

  • Develop assessment of foundation subjects

  • Incorporating current topical/global issues into curriculum learning

Maths mastery

  • To achieve fluency in number facts

  • To embed accelerated progress in time tables recall

  • To continue to improve parental engagement and confidence in maths

  • Develop whole class feedback

  • To develop specific retrieval practice strategies to ensure retention of key knowledge

Cohort Targeted Support 

  • To continue to ensure smooth transition in learning with no dip in standards Y2 –Y3

  • To develop and implement a support package to ensure accelerated progress to expected age related standards for Y5


Behaviour and attitudes 

  • To continue with our attendance strategy in order to maintain levels of attendance in line with or better than National (96%) and to continue to reduce rates of PA to be below National.

  • To review and develop our whole school inclusive practice.


Personal Development

  • To continue to promote whole school well-being

  • To continue to embed our school values in order to develop responsible, respectful and active citizens.


Leadership and management

  • To share and embed the reviewed curriculum intent with all stakeholders

  • To use the online platform as a tool to develop teacher subject knowledge, practice and encourage reflective practice

  • To continue developing an effective sustainable SLT

  • To continue to develop strong curriculum leadership

  • Mentorship for INCO from September 19

  • Mentoring early career teachers

  • Governance – to continue to have a wider understanding of the curriculum

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