Overview of School Improvement Priorities 2019 – 2020
Improve the leadership and management of the school by ensuring that leaders and teachers know how well children are doing in all subjects and not just in English and mathematics.
Improve the capacity of the overall leadership of the school by developing middle leadership roles further across the curriculum, working with the Aldershot Pyramid of schools on a specific focus on Science and Music.
Improve and sustain pupils’ attendance.
Improve outcomes in reading further, particularly by the end of Year 2, with a particular focus on pupils applying their reading skills beyond phonics and decoding and in focussing on guided reading in Year 2.
Improve teaching and learning further by increasing opportunities for pupils to work independently and interdependently.
From our previous Ofsted inspection – July 2017, the following improvement areas were highlighted:
- Improve the leadership and management of the school by ensuring that:
- all leaders, including the headteacher, have an accurate view of the strengths and weaknesses of the school, particularly in teaching and learning
- plans for improvement are based on an accurate view of what improvements are required and that staff understand these
- leaders know how well pupils are learning in all subjects, not just mathematics and English
- staff, including teaching assistants, feel well supported in their work and know what improvements they need to make to further pupils' progress.
- Improve teaching, learning and assessment to secure good progress across the curriculum, by ensuring that:
- planned learning takes account of and builds on what pupils know and can do, particularly in mathematics
- the most able pupils make greater progress in all subjects
- pupils' spelling and handwriting improve, so that more pupils, particularly boys, are working at the expected standard of writing
- pupils, particularly in Year 1, use their phonics knowledge and other strategies to read with greater confidence and fluency
- Improve and sustain pupils' attendance.
- Improve the early years by ensuring that:
- children develop their writing skills and phonics knowledge more accurately
- planned learning takes account of what children know and can do, so that it is not too easy or too difficult
- all areas of the indoor classroom provide children with interesting and stimulating opportunities to learn.