School Improvement Priorities

WALLACE FIELDS INFANT SCHOOL & NURSERY
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PRIORITIES 2019-2020

CONTEXT:  The staff and governors have been fully involved in the development of the school improvement plan.  Every stakeholder is fully committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning and the following School Improvement Targets will ensure that we are working towards agreed goals.  The children are at the centre of the priorities identified. There are four improvement priorities which are clearly written under the following OFSTED headings:  

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT GOAL ONE – QUALITY OF EDUCATION

Improve outcomes and learning experiences in the foundation subjects through an inspiring curriculum which is underpinned by a focus on deepening knowledge and skills

  1. Ensure coverage and progression in skills and knowledge taught
  2. Displays emphasise language and oracy opportunities
  3. Knowledge organisers are used to support learning
  4. Focus on developing positive character traits
  5. Raise the profile of computing, dance and outdoor learning within the curriculum

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT GOAL TWO – QUALITY OF EDUCATION

Reading, writing, maths and communication skills are improved through oracy

  1. Develop the use of sentence starters/language structures in all subjects
  2. Implement ‘morning greeter’ system in EYFS
  3. Focus on targeting support for those with additional language needs
  4. Activate critical thinking skills through philosophy

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT GOAL THREE – QUALITY OF EDUCATION

High quality outcomes in reading, writing and maths are maintained through Quality First Teaching and Learning which is shared and developed through mentoring and coaching

  1. Adopt the ‘Power Maths’ mastery approach
  2. Ensure high standards of spelling, punctuation and grammar
  3. Use the new electronic assessment system to aid tracking/targeting of children
  4. Roll out ‘Incremental Coaching’ to support all staff in developing their teaching practice.

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT GOAL FOUR - BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDES / PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Children have further opportunities to develop their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural learning across the curriculum and within school

  1. Implement the ‘establishing weeks’ curriculum and maintain high expectations of children’s behaviour
  2. Develop a model of ‘Pupil Parliament’ so more children are involved in school decision making or campaigns
  3. Foster greater links with the local community, e.g. local gardening groups, a local retirement home (e.g. carol singing), local councillor, food bank
  4. Raise the level of support provided to children and families through our ELSA provision
  5. Make greater links with local faith groups

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT GOAL FIVE – LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Staff at all levels are empowered as leaders and this impacts positively on outcomes for children

  1. Explore opportunities for a new library space to inspire children
  2. Support leaders at all levels, especially middle leaders, with monitoring, action planning and reporting impacts
  3. Evaluate our working practices at all levels so that we maintain a healthy workload while sustaining strong outcomes for children
  4. Embed the use of CPOMS for safeguarding/behaviour monitoring
  5. Implement the server upgrade and file reorganisation
  6. Raise the profile of the governing body with children and parents

 

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