‘With God all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26)

School Development Priorities 2023/2024

Priority 1

Ensure that the quality of teaching, including curriculum and special needs provision, in all classes and at all times remains never less than good, and to provide support when needed to any teacher to make this achievable.

Priority 2

Ensure staff are confident with the delivery of all subjects within the foundation curriculum, to ensure pupils develop a rich understanding of the discipline being studied and that assessment and monitoring ensures that pupils are learning the intended content as well as they should. 

Priority 3

To effectively embed a new synthetic phonics programme within the school (Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds), ensuring systematic and explicit teaching of phonics to improve pupils’ reading and spelling skills.

Priority 4

To effectively embed the new NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) programme of study in mathematics within the school, ensuring high-quality teaching and learning experiences for pupils.

Priority 5

To maximise progress for disadvantaged pupils and those eligible for PPG with targeted academic interventions to ensure that pupils in each phase make good progress in relation to their starting points.

Priority 6

To continue to improve the identification and assessment of pupils with SEND, including SEMH.

Priority 7

Ensure Governance arrangements include sufficient checks and balances on the strategic aspects of the school’s work, e.g. curriculum, so that the Local Governing Board develop a good understanding of the impact of leaders’ actions. 

Priority 8

Begin the process of implementing the recently updated Prayer and Liturgy Directory (PLD) and the new Religious Education Directory (RED).