Our School Priorities for this School Year
Headlines from our School Development Plan
Each year we review how our school is performing. This is an important part of our desire and commitment to serving with Grace so that every child is able to flourish.
‘Grace is a gift from God.’ (Ephesians 2:8)
The areas for development have been identified through school self-evaluation processes contributed to by stakeholders including the Headteacher, Governors, Staff, Pupils, Parents, School Improvement Advisors and Ofsted. They reflect the unique contextual needs of our individual school as well as our wider federation. Blow is a summary of our current priorities:
- To maximise progress and high expectations for children within specific groups and cohorts. This includes identifying individual need and working with outside agencies where appropriate, identifying cohort need, maintaining the best possible attendance, prioritised support for our vulnerable pupils, the continued development of our Reception Class learning environment to support the revised EYFS curriculum, to continue the development of oracy in English and across the curriculum.
- To maximise attainment in writing across the school. This includes identifying strengths and development points in each cohort, targeted staff CPD, the continued development of oracy and language skills in English and across the curriculum, the embedding of poetry, performance and drama opportunities, growth of exposure to authors and books from diverse groups, ensuring physical development needs are supported to ensure pupils are ready to write, continued modelling of the high expectations and written skills.
One of our Year 4 pupils proudly sharing her amazing writng
- To continue to develop the distinct Christian vision of our unique schools and School Federation. This includes making sure that our theologically rooted Christian vision enables adults and pupils to flourish, ensuring our work to continually improve our curriculum offer reflects our theologically rooted vision, allowing our community the opportunity to grow in spiritual life, continuing to ensure our vision and culture enables our whole community to flourish as our children grow, and that our Religious Education offer is challenging, accurate, well-sequenced, well-balanced, relevant, and diverse.
- Continue to grow our pupils’ love of reading
- To make use of digital learning platforms to support home learning