School Improvement Plan


School Improvement Plan 2018-19

We have identified seven key whole school targets for the coming year, informed by outcomes in 2017-18, internal monitoring, our most recent trust review and wider priorities, as we strive to become an outstanding school:

  • • Target 1 – KS2 Attainment (Michele Dixon to lead): At least 68% of Year 6 pupils to achieve the expected standard in reading, writing and maths (combined) in the 2019 SATs.
  • • Target 2 – Maths (Michele Dixon & Corrine Fisher to lead): To increase the proportion of pupils working at the Expected Standard and Greater Depth in maths in Years 4 and 5.
  • • Target 3 – English (Julia Baker & Sarah Durrant to lead): To ensure continuity & progression in the teaching of reading, writing, handwriting, phonics and spelling.
  • • Target 4 – Pupil Premium (Kelly Ashford to lead): To reduce the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged and other pupils in reading, writing and maths.
  • • Target 5 – Curriculum (Cath Dalton to lead): To ensure consistency in the quantity and quality of written work across the curriculum.
  • • Target 6 – Metacognition (Louisa Mower to lead): To increase pupil independence and self-regulation in all years.
  • • Target 7 – Mental Health & Wellbeing (Dave Perkins to lead): To reduce the gap between the attainment of emotionally vulnerable and other pupils in reading, writing and maths.

In addition, the following areas have been prioritised for improvement in 2018-19, and will have their own Implementation Plans:

  • • Art & Design Technology (Amanda Wigzell to lead): To ensure a good coverage of art skills is being delivered across the school.
  • • PE (Ruth Baxter & Tim Coote to lead): To increase physical activity throughout the school day, towards the government target of 60 minutes per day.
  • • PSHE (Ruth Baxter to lead): To encourage our children to think critically and develop a mindset that thrives on looking at themselves and others from different perspectives.
  • • Science (Cheryl Young to lead): To develop teaching practice, ensuring that children are given the opportunity to use and apply vocabulary and concepts in creating and completing child initiated science investigations; to track scientific enquiry skills and use this to further support provision for developing these skills.
  • • SEND (Ellie Bursey to lead): To improve the outcomes and provision for SEND pupils.

The following plans are ongoing each year, updated to reflect current priorities, and are available on request:

  • • Appendix A - Accessibility Plan (Kelly Ashford, Ellie Bursey & Barbara Barker to lead).
  • • Appendix B - Three-year Plan, including School Improvement Plan targets from previous years to embed and monitor (Dave Perkins to lead).
  • • Appendix C - Equality Plan (Kelly Ashford & Dave Perkins to lead).
  • • Appendix D - Premises & Administration Plan (Barbara Barker to lead).

Where relevant, all of these targets will include a focus on improving areas identified by the most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2016), namely that leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that:

  • • A greater proportion of pupils make rapid progress in order that attainment at the end of KS2 is raised to be at least in line with the national average;
  • • Governors develop a more strategic understanding of the school in order to better hold leaders to account.