Our school strategic plan gives an overview of our objectives for the academic year. This plan is broken down into termly objectives and actions. All staff take a part in leading our short and long term objectives with the senior leadership team taking overall responsibility.
Our school leadership team 2019 2020
Headteacher: Sarah Greer
Acting deputy headteacher: Mrs J. Gibbons (curriculum; assessment; timetabling)
Assistant headteacher: Mr S. Towler (SEND; safeguarding; inclusion)
Mr M. Baker (English;standards and moderation)
Miss L. Evans (curriculum; standards and moderation)
Mrs C. Edgar (English; standards and moderation) *maternity leave September 19
Miss K. Patterson (early years foundation stage; standards and moderation)
Miss L. Rodick (mathematics; standards and moderation) *maternity leave November 19
Subject/ aspect leaders:
English: Mrs C. Edgar/ Mr M. Baker
Mathematics: Miss L. Rodick
Curriculum: Mrs J. Gibbons/ Miss R. Evans
EYFS: Miss K. Patterson
Science: Miss R. Evans
Pupil Premium: Miss S. Greer
Spanish: Mrs C. Edgar
Computing: Mrs J. Pinch
Art: Miss L. Smart
Design technology: Miss L. Smart
PE: Miss T. Murphy
RE: Mrs J. Gibbons
Music: Miss E. Webster
SEND: Mr S. Towler
PHSE: Mr S. Towler
Our school improvement priorities 2019 2020
Quality of education
Staff are supported to be confident, knowledgeable and skilled to deliver all curriculum areas.
The curriculum is coherent and well sequenced in all subjects and aspects and pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across all curriculum areas.
Pupils read widely and often with fluency and good comprehension and make good progress from individual starting points.
Talk 4 Writing approach is developed, embedded and adapted to suit the needs of our pupils.
High attaining pupils are challenged and achieve well.
Behaviour and attitudes
Overall percentage attendance rises and the number of persistently absent pupils is reduced.
Vulnerable pupils are well tracked and supported to achieve strong outcomes.Pupils understand how to use the internet, social media in a responsible way and take responsibility for their own behaviour when collaborating with others.
Revise the PHSE curriculum to reflect the statutory framework and local priorities.
Develop our outdoor curriculum for all pupils in collaboration with the nature friendly schools scheme.
Embrace the diversity in our community, local area and wider world, review our equality objectives and link with our PHSE offer.
Leadership and management
Respond to the needs of the staff for training in order to embed the new curriculum.
Strengthen the senior and middle leadership teams as we induct new members.
Review the use of pupil premium funding to ensure all pupils have what they need to be successful as learners and citizens.
Early years foundation stage
Review and redesign the curriculum with a focus on the selection and use of high quality texts, rich vocabulary and new experiences.
Develop the systematic teaching of listening and attention skills, including phase 1 and 2 phonics, in nursery.
Ensure high level of challenge for pupils in nursery.
Develop links between planning in nursery and reception planning to consolidate systematic and progressive teaching.
Focus on the use of outdoor space to promote all areas of learning, particularly language development.