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The School Improvement Plan Process 2017-18

 

The School Improvement Plan (SIP) enables the school’s vision to be shared and understood by the whole school community. Our aim is to work and learn together as a community in order to improve and be the best that we can be. The School Improvement Plan should give everyone an understanding of where the school is going and what actions will be taken to ensure we get there. We set clear timescales for implementation and determine how to effectively use both human and material resources to support specific goals. It also helps us plan and prioritise our budget and guides how we plan and organise staff training. The School Improvement Plan is designed to give a sharp, clear focus to those aspects of our work which we believe are most in need of improvement.

 

Everyone has the chance to contribute ideas as to how our school can improve. Staff and Governors meet termly to review how successful our improvements have been and agree priorities for the coming year. We ask parents, staff and children to share their ideas through questionnaires and the school council. We want everyone to support us and help us improve and this can only happen if we are all involved.

 

Once we have agreed the priorities, the Leadership Team identifies targets for improvement by writing the School Improvement Plan. There are four Key Priorities for the plan. We wish to achieve each target as fully as possible; therefore they will drive our training, resources, teaching and learning, monitoring, evaluation and review over the next year.

 

Professional development INSET days are an important part of this process. In addition to this, all staff are keen to keep up to date with new initiatives. Therefore, individual teachers and support staff have undertaken training throughout the year in order to further their own professional development and to strengthen the subject expertise on the staff.

 

Leaders of Learning also develop their own Subject Leader Plans, which identifies key areas for development within their own curriculum area for the academic year to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our children.

Whitefield Infant School and Nursery Unit Overview

Whole School Priorities 2017-18

Area

Leadership and Management

Achievement

 

Quality of Teaching and Learning (provision)

EYFS

 

Effectiveness of Leadership and management, Quality of teaching, Learning and Assessment

Outcomes for Children and learners, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Outcomes for Children and learners, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Outcomes for Children and learners, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

 

Focus

To continue to strengthen the role of the Governing Body and Middle Leaders to further drive school improvement.

To raise standards in reading, writing and maths across the school by increasing the number of children reaching age related expectations in each year group

To provide a curriculum, rich in first-hand learning opportunities to develop the life experience and language of our children.

To increase the number of children attaining a GLD and narrow the gap between boys/girls attainment.

 

Aims

  • Increase the leadership role of Leaders of Learning across the school, supporting school improvement - Continue to develop ‘Leaders’, who are confident and competent to help build upon the strengths of the school.
  • Continue to develop the role of the Governing Body as a ‘critical friend’
  • To continue to engage parents to support learning at home.
  • Reading - Increase the percentage of children reaching the expected standard in reading and close the gap between boys and girls attainment.
  • Writing - Increase the percentage of children reaching the expected standard in writing and ensure appropriate levels of challenge for more able writers.
  • Maths - Increase the percentage of children reaching the expected standard in maths and ensure appropriate levels of challenge for our ‘rapid graspers’.
  • Continue to embed and further extend “Learning beyond the Classroom” to bring the curriculum to life and using creative practitioners to enhance the children’s learning experiences.
  • Continue to build a curriculum which is personal and unique to our school and learners.

 

  • To close the gap between boys/girls reaching GLD.
  • Increase the GLD across all groups of learners.
  • Encourage more independent writing opportunities in continuous provision.
  • Continue to develop opportunities for early speaking and listening and early vocabulary, through a language rich curriculum.
  • Continue to develop the outdoors as a quality space, enhancing skill development across EYFS.

 

 

Click here to see our 2016-17 school priorities

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