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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 2017 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 2019-20:

Key Priorities

Aims

 

1. A resilient School and Centre that is supportive of mental health and wellbeing

  • A happier, healthier ad thriving community.
  • A curriculum and school ethos/approach that is consistently proactive and intelligent in promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
  • Fully trained staff competent and confident in dealing with mental health first aid across the school community and locality.
  • A partnership of stakeholders in providing services, expertise and signposting to services.

2. A School and Centre that holds the rights of the child at the heart of its actions

  • Recognition of the opportunities and inclusive practices the school offers all children.
  • Understanding across the school community about the rights of a child and their importance.
  • An uplift in our school approaches - to be more considerate to the Convention Rights.  Ensuring a rights respecting school is embodied in all that we do – taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

3. Secure Oracy, influencing the vocabulary and reading skills alongside the confidences of all learners

  • Staff fully aware of the importance of oracy development.
  • Staff skilled to provide
  • purposeful planned oracy experiences across the school at all levels.
  • Oracy modelled by staff in order to create a suitable learning environment for children to mimic and develop.
  • Growth links made between oracy, performance and reading.
  • Evidenced success within the LLLI programme for EYFS.

4. A School curriculum  and Local Offer led by informed and influential leaders

  • A cohesive team fully skilled and knowledgeable about their areas of responsibility.
  • Understanding of good leadership and coaching techniques.
  • A team of staff that knows about their own performance and is engaged and enthused to develop further using colleagues for support.