School Improvement Priorities 2020-21
Ofsted Priorities (November 2017):
Leaders and Governors should ensure that:
- Teaching and learning in the Early Years are more sharply focussed to enable pupils, particularly boys, to achieve at least age-expected standards in reading and writing.
- More pupils work at a greater depth and achieve the higher standard of attainment by ages seven and eleven.
- The leadership roles of middle and senior leaders are developed so that teaching and learning flourish across all areas of the curriculum.
Priority 1: Learning
Every child will experience a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by high quality texts that inspires them to learn
- Ensure Reading underpins all aspects of the curriculum.
- Improve handwriting, spelling and grammar through a whole school approach.
- Improve use of formative assessment within the classroom.
- Develop our remote & home learning.
- Implement the new RSE curriculum.
- Provide experiences that hook the children into their learning.
- Maximise use of all learning spaces including the outdoor learning opportunities.
- Progress outcomes for all children with focus on EY/Y6/PPG & SEN.
- Children have a broad range of experiences and will achieve in line or better than national at all stages. Every child will have an age appropriate fluency and love of reading.
Priority 2: Wellbeing
Every child and adult will be supported with the challenges caused by COVID – 19
- Introduce Zones of Regulation to enhance emotional intelligence.
- Create opportunities for whole school projects to rebuild the school community
- Celebrate diversity.
- Work with Friends of Highwood to increase parental engagement.
- Focus on mental health.
- Ensure marking is purposeful and does not overload workload.
- Children and staff will be happy in school and children will be emotionally ready for learning.
Priority 3: Leadership
Leadership at all levels will have a direct impact on the outcomes for the children
- Develop the role of Middle Leaders
- Develop a consensus on what the learning sequence (knowledge and skills) for each subject looks like
- Staff & Pupil Voice developed
- Continually improve communication across the school community
- To understand the stages of building a team and play to the combined strengths of of the staff.
- Coaching/mentoring/partnerships with other schools ensures teaching is at least good.
- Outcomes across the school will improve as a result of effective support from middle and senior leaders.