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School Improvement Planning

School improvement planning is a continuous process. Consequently, this School Improvement Plan is an organic document, outlining goals and current plans, as it is not rigid, it will alter as evaluation and review occur at times during the year.  Our whole learning community will continue to be involved in this process through consultation, helping to build capacity for future improvement.

This summary of our plan, therefore, sets out how we aim not only to maintain performance but also to raise overall school standards, individual pupil achievement and to place staff development at the heart of school improvement. It also documents the dynamic relationship with the wider community, for example through offering extended services, such as Parent as Educators sessions so that learning can be improved within the home.

Our excellent facilities not only benefit our own pupils, staff and local community but are also used to strengthen our partnership work with colleagues from other schools (MADCOS collaborative) and as a provider of School Centred Initial Teacher Training through our association with Deyes High and the Holy Rosary Teaching School Alliance.

Modern technology, including interactive whiteboards installed in all classes, enriches learning whilst helping pupils develop an awareness of eSafety. We continue to rigorously monitor levels of attendance and value the continuing support of parents and their involvement in their children’s learning. We have now fully implemented targets from our Ofsted report in 2013 where we were graded Good with elements of Outstanding in every category. We are also proud to be graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted when they inspected our Early Years in 2014.

Our strength comes from a relentless focus on providing high quality learning and teaching experiences, within a culture of continuous improvement. Efficient use of resources ensures the school continues to give excellent value for money as recognised by Ofsted. Governors and staff look forward to working in partnership with everyone within our learning community to achieve our collective aims and ultimately benefit the pupils and families in our care.

Here is a summary of our School Improvement focused work 2017-18:

Key Priorities

Key Objectives

Key Outcomes for Pupils

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management


  • To increase the proportion of outstanding teaching and the progress pupils make across core subjects through coaching and training
  • To increase the proportion of outstanding teaching and the progress pupils make – ensuring teachers view the highest quality lessons
  • To ensure learners are coached towards independence and reflective learning strategies, working in networks and utilising each others skills
  • To further develop accountability of subject leaders and senior staff for increasing achievement and tracking progress in all subjects
  • To work with families in order to develop their skills for learning in the home
  • Pupil Led Independent Learning opportunities
  • Good Challenge and Scaffolding at all levels
  • Purposeful Curriculum Links with subject skill development across all subjects
  • Enriched experiences and opportunities including the use of ICT
  • Increased engagement activities/resources
  • Strong maths application
  • Early reading skills established in EYFS
  • Progressive comprehension skills across the school
  • Equal achievement for boys and girls
  • Improved behaviour and culture for learning
  • Improved home learning support adding value to learning and accelerating progress
  • High engagement in physical activity
  • Proven progress for all children of all abilities


Quality of teaching, learning and  assessment

  • To continue to raise standards and attainment in maths, reading and comprehension
  • To build on teacher competence across the PE curriculum
  • To develop staff ICT skills
  • To raise maths, reading and physical development within the EYFS

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

  • To further develop children’s ability to effectively manage their own behaviour - ensure children are intrinsically motivated to improve behaviour
  • To provide an outstanding learning environment indoors and outdoors - to utilise the building to optimise pupil skills and interests
  • To educate and up skill families and children on e-safety

Outcomes for pupils

  • To provide opportunities for pupils to receive detailed feedback on progress and own learning through enhanced pupil conferencing
  • To continue to narrow the gap for groups of pupils.  To ensure all interventions are well matched to pupil needs and accelerate progress for identified pupils
  • To implement effective assessment tools that consider end of year expectations and monitor progress