The School Improvement Priorities identified for 2022/2023 are:
RE, Catholic Life of the school and Collective Worship
- To share through lesson study high quality RE education amongst staff
- To ensure marking and assessment in RE is evidenced in the books through evidence of topic pages with key knowledge, high-quality marking and reviews of learning, so that pupils know how well they have achieved and can show depth to their understanding.
- To further strengthen pupils' learning experiences in Religious Education teachers should effectively use their secure subject knowledge to broaden the delivery of lesson content, for example through art, drama, music, and technology.
Quality of Education
- To improve teaching, learning and attainment in Writing across the school to exceed national figures of 77% ensuring attainment matches or exceeds National averages in Writing (KS1 67%, KS2, 78% KS2) and Maths (KS1 74%, KS2 78%) and ensure the combined figure for all three subjects exceeds the National figure to rise above the floor standard of 65% combined. Developing Phonics provision in KS1 and FS.
- To develop consistency in approach to the presentation of learning in books, especially in core subjects following curriculum subject leader deep dives and measure outcomes for pupils’ achievement including disadvantaged and pupils with SEND.
- Co-ordinators to review their subject and develop it through leading staff meetings and carrying out scrutiny to enhance provision with focus in strengthening Computing and PSHE
Behaviour and Attitudes
- To ensure children have a desire to learn and share their learning, through acquisition of fixed knowledge and enjoyment of the curriculum both in school and out of school.
- To develop children’s attitudes to learning and the revised curriculum content in order to support positive behaviour, relationships and conduct between all strengthened through developments in PSHE our school council.
- To strengthen children’s fixed knowledge and understanding across all areas of the curriculum, ensuring children acquire fixed knowledge and we as staff are able to evaluate the knowledge gained through our curriculum delivery. Provide opportunities for children to share their knowledge and understanding.
- Strengthen PSHE and RSE provision in school to support emotional wellbeing and resilience and develop further opportunities to ensure children make informed healthy choices about food, activity and understanding of society.
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
- To ensure opportunities for continual professional development, including pedagogical content for staff which is aligned with the curriculum and enables for shared leadership in the school’s approach to the curriculum review and implementation.
- To develop consistency and coherence across the school in relation to expectations for pupils books.
- To further review wellbeing and workload of staff and pupils whilst ensuring high ambitions for all.
- Development of the new Foundation Stage Lead with sufficient training and support to prosper in the role
- Continually review the learning environment to ensure that all areas of the EYFS curriculum is covered and a rich learning environment is established to engage and stimulate the children.
- Support the continuing well-being and training of the staff team in the foundation unit with a shared vision for the children.
- To develop provision for the cultural development of pupils; increasing cultural capital through a range of opportunities (visits and visitors), providing breadth of experiences and opportunities for appreciation and understanding of art, music, sport and diversity of cultures.