School Improvement

Long Term School Development Plan

Foundational Phase

  • Redesigning leadership and staff teams

  • Training and development for all

  • Addressing the school's ethos and high expectations.

  • Addressing pupil behaviour

  • Improving the physical environment

  • Raising expectations

Approx: April 2019 - August 2020

Developmental Phase

  • Staff performance management

  • High expectations and use of data

  • Pupil behaviour and pastoral care

  • Pupil Voice

Approx: September 2020 - August 2021

Enrichment Phase

  • Distribution of leadership

  • Curriculum enrichment, personalisation and pupil-centred learning

  • Developing the school ethos and further raising aspirations

  • Building a 'specialist status' through an improved environment

Approx: September 2021 - December 2022

Renewal Phase

  • Further distribution of leadership

  • Further pastoral restructuring - focus on learning and inclusion

  • Further curriculum enrichment and personalisation

Approx: December 2022+

Our Current School Improvement Plan Overview

September 2022 - August 2023

1 - Securing Academic Excellence

  1. Raise standards of writing across the school…

    • so that there is a demonstrable improvement year on year and any gaps in progress close at individual and group level.

  2. Effectively utilise recovery and intervention programmes…

    • There are rapid improvements in addressing misconceptions and gaps in learning for identified pupils, removing the need for targeted support.

  3. Identify and close gaps in specific pupils’ social, emotional and mental health development.

    • so that they are ready to learn and have the highest chance of success.

2 - Developing Children's Character

  1. Increase pupils’ understanding of diversity including different faiths, cultures and families.

    • So that pupils’ understand and appreciate diversity, celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law.

  2. Empower pupils to make further positive contributions to life within the local and wider community…

    • So that they make a positive contribution to their communities.

  3. Consistently provide meaningful opportunities across the curriculum for pupils to extend and challenge their views of the world whilst respecting those of others.

    • So that they are confident to take their place in an ever-evolving world.

3 - Securing Firm Foundations

  1. Provide an environment that enhances the ambitiously planned sequence of learning alongside children’s developing interests.

    • so that children are able to access high quality resources that enables them to develop effectively through a balance of adult-led and child-initiated learning.

  2. Provide a diet of rich language through the environment and high quality adult interactions, across all areas of learning.

    • So that pupils’ breadth and depth of vocabulary choices are significantly extended and used whilst closing identified gaps.

  3. Ensure accurate and robust assessment throughout EYFS

    • so that teachers identify and address specific gaps in development and learning over time, leading to increased readiness for Year 1, specifically in writing.

4 - Sustaining Culture & Climate

  1. Ensure sustained coherence and consistency across the school…

    • so that pupils benefit from effective teaching and consistent expectations, wherever they are in the school.

  2. Ensure all leaders (including governors and subject leaders) are empowered to discharge their duties effectively and consistently in order to ensure maximum effectiveness.

    • Pupils benefit from a high quality curriculum in every subject that contributes substantially towards pupils’ progress in meeting the aims of purposes set out by the school.

  3. Reduce staff workload whilst maintaining high standards through the school.

    • Time is spent on accelerating progress and raising educational outcomes for all.

5 - Strengthening Family Partnerships

  1. Continue to support our work with individual families in order to reduce lateness and persistent absenteeism.

    • so that all pupils receive their entitlement to education.

  2. Further engage all families and the community thoughtfully and positively…

    • so that educational outcomes are prioritised and enhanced.

Past Improvement Projects

Outdoor book corner - February 2022

New outdoor classroom - January 2022

The base is laid ...

The walls are up ...

Year R checking progress ...

The roof is on and the windows are in ...

Painting is taking place ...

The finished cabin!

Improving the Kitchen - Summer 2020

Before ...




Improving our Environment!

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

Staff INSET - Developing our Vision

Improving The Playground - New Trim Trail

Designed by our Junior Leadership Team

The Plans

What could this be?

Improving The Outdoors - Before and After