School Improvement Plan



Glemsford Primary Academy is a special place. It is a warm school at the heart of the village community full of wonderful people. Over the past few years it has made significant improvements and we look forward to showing the wider community what a good school we are. Below you will see my aim for the school over the coming 12 months. My main priority is to ensure that all of our children are being taught good and outstanding lessons all of the time.

We are an ambitious school and are not only to we want to improve this year we want to look further into the future sharing our vision. My vision for the school over the next three years are as followed:

  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to become outstanding and for OFSTED to confirm this judgement.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to consistently perform above national average scores in GLD % in reception, year 1 phonics scores and year 2 and year 6 SATS.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to be a key figure within the Samuel Ward Academy Trust and Suffolk with leaders and teachers visiting us to see exemplar practice.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to be outwards facing school delivering CPD to other schools locally and nationally and carrying evidence research projects for the benefit of Glemsford and others.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to continue to deliver a rich and varied curriculum that enables all children to be curious and motivated learners.
  • For children who leave Glemsford Primary Academy to fulfil their dreams and aspirations whether that be going to the top universities, get the best jobs or whatever it is that gives them fulfilment.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to be the “first choice” for all parents from the village and its surrounding communities.
  • For everyone one who works at Glemsford Primary Academy to continue to love being here, reaching their full potential and as they do now doing this with a smile on their face.

Key themes for 2017-18

monitoring and evaluating performance, middle leaders, spellings, Talk for Writing, Maths Mastery, Pupil Premium, differentiation, next step marking, Pira and Puma.

Area of school improvement

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3


Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment


To continue to embed and monitor the effectiveness of new assessment practices brought in during 2016 (Target Tracker) and ensure staff are using data from PIRA and PUMA tests are used to make accurate formative and summative judgements.

To improve the effectiveness of teachers’ planning and evaluating, ensuring all literacy and numeracy lessons have differentiated tasks and / or success criteria to enable all pupils are challenged.


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 ensure the newly structured SLT have clearly defined roles to enable all staff can carry out their roles and targeted groups of children (e.g. pupil premium and sen) reach their attainment and progress targets.

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 behaviour ensuring all staff are confident in using SIMS to track and monitor behaviour.


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 75% 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-check.

For 74% of Y2 pupils to meet national standards in R, W and M.


KS2: For 80% of Y6 pupils to meet national standards in Reading, 85% in Writing and 84% in Maths, and for 69% 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.

To develop a knowledge based curriculum for all children.


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