- Pupil Wellbeing – physical & mental
The need for this support has grown in the last 18 months. As a school we want to provide support for specific children and to build in all pupils the life skills and resilience to cope when things do not go to plan in life.
2. Develop marking and feedback as a tool to maximise pupil learning and achievement
A new marking marking has developed substantially over the last year. We want to develop a shared understanding of what constitutes ‘pupil response’ and how this looks at different stages of development/ age. The new policy needs to be flexible enough to allow it to be applied in all phases but rigorous enough to allow consistently high application of it.
3. Progress and achievement in writing and maths at KS1 & 2,
We want to make sure that our pupils are making the progress and attaining the standards that are expected of them in the new national curriculum. As with many schools, we found last year that our results in the new tests in Year 6 were not as high as we would have liked. This is due partly to the increased expectations and also the fact that the pupils had only been working to the new curriculum for 2 instead of 4 years. We want to ensure that all pupils, right from the start, make the best progress that they can.
4. Role of coordinators (continued) – deepening The impact of our subject coordinators has been considerable this year. We want to continue to develop their roles further, sharing good practice and resources to ensure that coordinators have maximum impact on pupil outcomes. We also need to make sure that coordinators can evidence their impact.
5. Parent Partnership
We recognise the huge role that parents play in supporting their children’s learning and want to support them in this. Our recent parent survey, although not many parents responded, clearly identified areas that parents would like more information on. We will use this as a basis to plan events and meetings for parents. We will also re run the survey to try and capture a wider number of parent views.
6. Governors – monitoring effectiveness
Our Governors offer a high level of both support and challenge to the school and its leadership. Governors need to be able to talk about school performance in terms of strengths and weaknesses and show an understanding of what is being done to develop the school. They need to be able to talk about the role of Governors in this and, their own role in terms of supporting the school and contributing to it’s development.