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Our Improvement Plan

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Our school improvement plan (SIP) provides information regarding the key priorities identified through self evaluation for the next year. It is used to help drive school improvement and is monitored by school governors.  

Our SIP is organised under the following broad objectives:

  • To develop effective leadership to consistently improve outcomes for all pupils
  • To improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment so that all lessons typically create learning conditions that enable pupils to consistently make good or better progress over time. 
  • To develop learner's personal development, behaviour and welfare in order to have a positive impact on their progress. 
  • To improve outcomes for pupils in each year and across the curriculum so that current pupils make substantial and sustained progress from their different starting points. 

The Key Priorities for a school year are supported by:

  • personal and professional development for staff
  • whole school training and INSET days
  • school budgeting

The 4 Key Priorities for 2020 -21 are: 

Improve pupil outcomes in Maths using a mastery approach: ( Quality of Education)

Ensure teaching practices are inclusive to improve outcome of ALL pupils: ( Leadership and management and Quality of Education)

Ensure there is high quality EYFS provision to improve outcomes for pupils: ( Quality of Education and Leadership and Management) 

     Improve learning behaviours of all pupils: ( Behaviour and attitudes / Personal )

Note: due to Covid19  two areas have been carried forward to complete during 2020/21.

These areas are:

  • Improve outcomes in phonics and spelling for all pupils: ( Quality of Education)
  •  Ensure effective leadership of 2 foundation subjects:  Art and Geography : ( Leadership and management)

As part of staff personal and professional development, the team were asked to consider an aspect of education they would like to dig a little deeper into. This research will go across the entire academic year and will culminate in meetings where staff  present their findings.

The projects include:

Researching and trialling  systems and practices to develop Greater Depth Reading in Year 2 children.

Can the use of gamification in classrooms have a positive impact on pupil's attitudes to learning, motivation and progress?

Are children's fine motor skills being affected by a tendency to use tablets and gaming?

Researching and using a dialogical approach to learning in the classroom to improve children's ability to reason and problem solve. 

Does the use of mindfulness have a place in the school day?  What impact can mindfulness have on relationships and learning? Which types of mindfulness have the greatest impact and is there a gender bias?  

We will share any notable findings with you and of course some of this reserach may lead to change in practice.