2018-2019 School Improvement Priorities
Leadership and Management
1.1 To review and enhance the whole school approach and provision for SEN and disadvantaged learners, that the outcomes for learners with SEN and disadvantaged pupils are improved through quality first teaching of these groups, with a continuing focus on ‘narrowing the difference’.
1.2 To further develop leadership at all levels within the school including Triad partnership working with others, so that the school has greater capacity to improve further.
1.3 To further enhance the partnership with Governors to ensure all evaluations and plans are questioned and supported to ensure challenges further drive improvements in standards.
Ensure accurate, robust evidence for Self-Evaluation is updated regularly to further inform the improvement priorities at the school with input from subject leaders, pupils, parents, Governors and staff voice.
Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
2.1 To further develop the St.Margaret’s curriculum to ensure it includes full curriculum coverage, has an increased focus on outdoor learning, and prepares pupils for 21st century Britain.
2.2 To ensure all teaching is judged good or outstanding throughout the school through a consistent approach to teaching and learning at St Margaret’s and as a result of comprehensive ongoing monitoring.
2.3 Ensure all pupils are challenged across the curriculum, including the most ‘compliant’ children through quality feedback for learning across the curriculum to ensure it drives a greater depth of understanding, particularly in core subjects.
Personal Development, behaviour and welfare
3.1 Further embed the use of ‘learning friends’ across the school so that all children know how to be an effective learner, to further develop independence in pupils’ learning and to further develop pupils’ resilience to challenges.
3.2 School vision, ethos and behaviour policy are redrafted and drive all decisions and actions, enabling all children to flourish and make positive choices about behaviour and how you can live well.
3.3 To develop the use of the outdoor learning environment and further enhance playtimes so that they are increasingly positive.
3.4 Continue to take decisive action to support attendance of all groups of pupils so that it is better than national average attendance.
4.1 To improve boys writing across the school so that outcomes are improved in writing for all boys.
4.2 To ensure that all pupils make at least good progress and end of key stage progress scores are at least in line with national average progress scores in Reading, Writing and Maths through consistent, high quality, daily teaching of these subjects.
4.3 To ensure the percentage of pupils achieving expected standard (EXS) in reading, writing and mathematics and RWM combined (RWM) is above the national average.
5.1 To further develop the EYFS indoor and outdoor environments so that they support learning even more effectively.
5.2 To implement use of DE-tracker software in the EYFS to track children’s attainment and analyse gaps in learning half termly, so that tailored QFT and interventions can further enhance outcomes for pupils.
5.3 To ensure that levels of exceeding pupils in the four specific areas are improved from last year and are more in line with previous years.