Priority 1: Progress and Attainment
To increase the progress and attainment in reading and writing – with a focus on year 5, 6, Pupil Premium, Ethnic groups and SEND.
Our aim is that:
- Children can confidently approach unfamiliar language in texts and offer definitions
- Children are able to describe the skills needed within reading comprehension
- Children can use writing terminology accurately when discussing their writing
- Children use good quality models of writing to support and enhance their own writing
- Children can write for a range of audiences and purposes
- Pupil Premium, Ethnic groups and SEND children make accelerated progress
- Mastery approaches continue to challenge all children.
Priority 2: Curriculum
To review our curriculum to ensure it remains relevant to our children.
As part of our review of the curriculum we will:
- Establish a pupil curriculum steering group who will share their views on the curriculum
- Arrange for the pupil curriculum steering group to meet termly to review the curriculum and make suggestions for improvements
- Ensure that information gathered from the pupil curriculum steering group and curriculum leader is shared with subject leaders and senior leadership team
- Ensure that all subject leaders gather pupil voice and staff feedback as part of the curriculum review
- Ensure that subject leaders are able to clearly explain the intentions and impact of their subject area from feedback provided
- Adapt our curriculum maps and topics accordingly.
Priority 3: Staff
To develop our staff at all levels.
In addition to the weekly professional development meetings held at school, all staff will receive training and support relevant to their role.
- NQTs receive the package of support that they are entitled to through the Lambeth Church of England Primary Schools NQT programme
- Recently Qualified Teachers and Middle leaders receive training through the Andy Buck Leadership Programme, London South West Math Hub, Windmill Cluster training and Southwark Diocesan Board of Education
- Senior Leadership training includes NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) and NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders)
- Support staff become leaders in their field, for example phonics, SALT and literacy support, and receive training accordingly
Mental Health and Wellbeing training is available to all staff.
- The annual Windmill Cluster INSET will raise awareness of how to support EAL (English as an Additional Language).
Priority 4: Children
Children continue to live out our Christian Vision and Values through leadership responsibilities, developing resilience in their learning behaviour.
- All children take on leadership responsibilities should they wish to, including Digital Leaders, Faith Group and School Council
- The curriculum steering group will be pivotal in sharing pupil voice as part of the curriculum review
- All children demonstrate resilience in their behaviour for learning – and are able to talk about the challenges in their learning and how they overcome them
- Children refer to Biblical readings to steer their thinking and be inspired.