School Development Goals


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 Development Goals will ensure that we are working towards agreed targets.  The children are at the centre of the priorities identified. 

Rapidly close the gap for all children affected by the school closure

1.  Use the ‘Establishing Weeks’ to settle children back in to school, particularly those who have not been in school since March.
2.  Focus on social and emotional well-being and identify those children where there may be barriers to learning or where they need support.
     In EYFS, give priority to the Prime Areas and at KS1 use additional circle time/PHSE. Refer for ELSA support where significant emotional needs are identified.
3.  Adapt class teaching to focus on core knowledge and skills in reading, writing and maths from the previous year group.
4.  Undertake a baseline assessment early in Autumn 1 to design an intervention and catch-up programme:
• KS1 – assess and address gaps using a variety of rapid interventions to close the gap in reading, writing and maths.
• EYFS – assess and address gaps in language, early reading and maths/number.
5.  Communicate effectively with parents so that they can support children to address social/emotional difficulties and identified learning gaps swiftly.

Other whole school priorities:

•  Ensure our Protective Measures policy is implemented rigorously and effectively so that we maintain the safety of all staff and children.
•  Maintain our creativity and unique curriculum offer through a new whole school topic.
•  Ensure children engage in regular physical activity outside to improve fitness levels (PE lessons, ‘Daily Mile’, Outdoor learning opportunities).
•  Finalise our remote learning offer for 2020-21 and our contingency plans in preparation for any local lockdowns.


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