School Improvement Plan

Our school improvement plan covers the academic year 2020-21 and sets future goals reaching into the following two years. The plan is tightly focused and we can measure the impact of our actions through shorter term measurable targets.

The Plan is set out in 4 priorities, which are listed below. As the year progresses, we will endeavour to update this page with progress made towards improvemen under each priority.

Priority 1:
Continue to develop our Bespoke Curriculum that promotes outstanding learning across all subjects

  • We will be putting in place an Adapted Curriculum for Term 1 and 2. The adapted curriculum will support children’s return to school through a two-pronged approach - focusing on the social and emotional aspects of returning to school as well as focusing on closing academic gaps resulting in time away from formal schooling.
  • We will continue our investment in Empiribox (Science for Year 3 to Year 6) which we commenced back in January 2020 to a very positive response from the children
  • From September 2020 we will be using specialist teachers to deliver Music, French and Computing education to all children from Year 2 to Year 6.
  • We will be using PIXL both as a whole class strategy and for small group interventions to address learning gaps in reading, writing and mathematics
  • We will be using the adapted curriculum plans produced by White Rose for Mathematics
  • We will be using Literacy Shed to support the delivery of teaching in reading which will be a priority for all children across all subjects
  • A bespoke curriculum for Art will be developed throughout the year to ensure children develop key skills, work in a variety of artistic styles and become familiar with a range of artists and designers from different times, cultures and places.

Priority 2:

Personal Development: Ensure that the schools work to develop pupil’s character is exemplary.

  • We will be using our school values to underpin all areas of our curriculum
  • Subject Leaders will ensure all subjects are reflective of the diverse world in which we live
  • OFSTED defines character as a set of personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs children’s motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others.

Priority 3:

Ensure that every child in our school achieves highly and that SEND and vulnerable pupils achieve exceptionally well.

  • All children to meet their individual end of Key Stage targets
  • Children to meet Developmental Milestones at the end of EYFS, KS1 and Lower and Upper Key stage

Priority 4:

Develop extra-curricular provision so that all children in the school have equal opportunity to enjoy and participate in a wide-ranging provision(once able to do so safely in regard to COVID 19).

Our school improvement priorities inform how we spend our budget, with investment in 2020/21 in EmpiriBox Science, specialist teachers for Music, French and Computing and PIXL (used to address gaps in mathematics, reading and writing from Year 2 to Year 6).

In terms of training in 2020/21 for staff we will be focusing on assessment and SEN.