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School Priorities

Overview of Priorities

2016 -2017



  •  All children make good progress.
  •  School reaches national expectations at end of Key stage  SATs in reading writing maths and science.
  • 60% of pupils achieving early learning goals at end of Foundation stage
  • 80% of pupils achieving expected standards at end of Year 1


Teaching, Learning and Assessment 

  • Teaching and learning is good / outstanding throughout the school.
  • NQT programme of support ensures that teaching is good; pupils make good progress.
  • RQT programme continues to develop the skills of identified teachers.
  •  Implementation of Maths scheme of work raises quality of teaching & learning, and thus outcomes.
  • Implementation of guided reading scheme of work Years 1 and 2 raises quality of teaching and learning & thus outcomes.
  • Enquiry based learning project supports school aims to foster curiosity and independence and develop perseverance, resilience and self belief.


Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare

  • Develop excellent attitudes to learning through enquiry based learning.
  •  Develop the role of additional DPPS.
  •  Improve attendance in Early Years and Key stage 1 , closing the gap between pupils in receipt of PP and remainder of cohort.
  • Continue to develop relationships with hard to reach parents + pupils with social and emotional difficulties in order to ensure that they are ready to learn.
  • Investigate ways of measuring progress towards achieving school aims for each child.


Leadership and Management

  • Develop role of Assistant Headteachers.
  • Develop the role of Year group leaders.
  • Develop role of new SENCO.


For further detailed information on these priorities, please see the document below.