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School Development Priorities

School Development Priorities

Whilst our school is judged by OFSTED as being a ‘good’ school, we are always keen to build further on our strengths. This year our governors, head teacher and staff are working together on the following school development priorities:

1. To embed a language rich curriculum which is carefully planned and sequenced so as to provide children with cumulative knowledge and skills

How we will achieve this:

  • to provide children with 'learning hooks' (engaging experiences) at the start of each half term which will enthuse them and promote their language development
  • To introduce 'Vocabulary Ninja' across the school
  • to create whole school subject specific vocabulary maps to ensure consistency and development of technical vocabulary
  • to create layered learning maps for all year groups which will ensure that children cumulatively develop their knowledge and skills.

 

2. To further develop our Christian distinctiveness through our vision and values

How we will achieve this:

  • to attain the ICONS award
  • to attain Global Schools accreditation
  • to deliver ESR (Education for social responsibility) lessons
  • to continue to develop our links with our parish church 

 

3. To continue to increase the percentage of children who exceed the expected outcomes for writing at the end of EYFS and Key Stage 1

How we will achieve this:

  • to embed 'Talk for Writing' across our school
  • to encourage children to incorporate their 'layered learning' into their independent writing
  • to create further opportunities for our EYFS children to develop their fine motor skills
  • to encourage our EYFS children to write with greater independence

 

4. To develop an EYFS curriculum which is carefully planned and sequenced so that it cumulatively develops children's knowledge, skills and language

How we will achieve this:

  • by implementing the new EYFS curriculum (as an 'early adopter' school)
  • by creating learning maps which are shared with parents
  • by further improving our outdoor provision
  • by creating thematic learning plans linked to our Talk for Writing texts
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