School Improvement Plan

Key themes for 2016-17

Consolidation of new policies, monitoring and evaluating performance, raising aspirations

Area of school improvement

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3


Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment


To embed and monitor the effectiveness of new assessment practices brought in during 2016 (Target Tracker) and ensure staff are: establishing pupils’ starting points, identifying

To improve the effectiveness of teachers’ planning and evaluating, ensuring plans are modified and regularly reviewed in response to accurate starting points, and data for progress and attainment.


To ensure teaching & learning is consistently good or better across the school, through demonstration of what an outstanding lesson looks like, and with particular focus on high expectations and challenge for all.


Leadership and Management


To improve, and monitor the impact of, middle leaders’ practice, so they are able to: provide vision, oversee progress & attainment, and quality assure teaching & learning in their own subjects.

To introduce professional development profiles (PDFs) for all teachers and teaching assistants, in which performance and development can be more effectively monitored, supported and evidenced.


To continue to ensure governors are fully appraised of teaching and learning practices and outcomes, and are able to articulate strengths and areas for development across the school curriculum.


Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare


To improve how we monitor and report on children’s character traits and attitudes to learning (CTAs), in order to: a) promote outstanding behaviour for learning and b) ensure pupils understand how their education equips them with the behaviours and attitudes necessary for success in their next stage of education.


To monitor and support the well-being and development of all adults working and volunteering in the school, serving as model learners for the children.



Learning Outcomes



EYFS: For 80% of pupils to reach GLD at the end of Reception.


KS1: For 80% of pupils to pass the phonics check at Y1 and through Y2 re-checks. For 85% of Y2 pupils to meet national standards in R, W and M.


KS2: For 85% of Y6 pupils to meet national standards in R, W and M, individually and for 80% to reach combined.




Premises Development

To establish an outstanding environment for outdoor learning, adventure & leadership.


To improve the provision for Computing across the school, introducing coding and programming into KS2 lessons.




Trust Principles


To continue to monitor enrichment across the school via extra-curricular clubs and activities, and through visiting speakers and educational visits.


To enrich the information we pass on to secondary schools for our Y6 leavers, reflecting the aims and values of the SWAT, so we can show evidence of successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.




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