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.