School Improvement

Our School Improvement Plan has been informed by review from our school improvement partners: Grow Education and our Camden Professional Partner and by on-going school review and self-evaluation led by the Senior Leadership team.

The outcomes of both have helped us to:

  1. Update our school self-evaluation in which we grade our own performance against national benchmarks
  2. Identify key issues for improvement throughout the school
  3. Clarify and plan strategies for addressing these issues throughout the year

Our aim is to develop a real learning, spiritual and inclusive school community, looking critically at our strengths and weaknesses and addressing issues in an effective and innovative way.

For 2015-2016 our key school improvement priorities are:

Continue to raise attainment and progress of all groups, but particularly:

Children making poor progress in KS2, especially in maths and reading

Develop mathematical reasoning and understanding so that pupils demonstrate deep mastery of the curriculum

Improve attainment of disadvantaged pupils in order to close the gap


Effectiveness of Leadership & Management

Strengthen leadership so that we create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel

Provide coaching and mentoring support to new leaders so they can develop their skills and knowledge effectively


Improve the curriculum focusing on:

Ensure a consistent approach to the teaching of mathematics across the school is developed. Any gaps in knowledge, understanding or skills are addressed so that pupils are well prepared for the following year’s curriculum

A systematic and rigorous approach to guided reading is adopted across the school with a clear focus on developing enhanced comprehension skills in KS2

Enhance the broad and balanced curriculum on offer so that it inspires pupils to learn


Improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment:

Teachers have sound subject knowledge of the grammar curriculum.

Embedding reading, writing, maths and ICT across the curriculum

Develop the range of interactive strategies used during whole class teaching

Improve the accuracy of teacher assessments and use formative assessment to plan effectively


Enhance the quality of the EYFS provision

Ensure there is a high quality outdoor provision accessible to all, to further improve the learning opportunities for pupils


Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Review health and safety and child protection policies and refresh staff and governor training in these areas

Work with parents of disadvantaged pupils where attendance is low

Develop clear policies and strategies to protect pupils from radicalization and extremism