School Improvement Plan 2020-21

Strategic School Improvement Planning at Dawpool Church of England (Aided) Primary School

The Process

An evaluation of the impact of the previous academic year’s priorities is undertaken in working groups, consisting of the lead staff and governing committee responsible for the improvement priority. The impact upon outcomes and improvement is discussed and agreed, alongside an evaluation of the school’s achievement of the success criteria. School self-evaluation against the Ofsted and SIAMS school evaluation schedule is undertaken by leaders to identify further priorities. An analysis of outcomes (progress, attainment & quality of teaching and learning) is undertaken by the Senior Leadership Team in July (reviewed considering the release of the validated external data) and findings shared with staff and governors to inform future improvement priorities. Performance Management objectives, based on the Teacher Standards, are agreed with all staff early in the autumn term and as there is an open policy to sharing objectives amongst staff these too are also considered in the self-evaluation process to identify future improvement priorities. During this process the staff and governors identify strengths and areas for development, including any barriers within the context of the school. The working party considers any pupil voice findings and family/carer questionnaires findings in agreeing improvement priorities. Measurable outcomes are agreed in draft and formalised during the writing of the action plans by the Senior Leadership Team. This process is well embedded into our leadership & management practice and ensures that the improvement plans are well focused and have actively engaged staff, parents, pupils and governors. As part of the school’s monitoring cycle a review of the school’s progress of implementing the agreed actions is undertaken by the Senior Leadership Team at the end of each term. Review outcomes are shared with the Governing Body.

There are three overarching priorities for 2020-21:

1. Reset for Safety

2. Recover for Wellbeing

3. Rebuild for Learning

 
1. Reset for Safety
 
To enable all pupils to experience the ‘Abundant Life That Jesus Offers’ by establishing a safe, secure and positive school environment.
 
2. Recover for Wellbeing
 
To secure positive mental health and wellbeing for all pupils by embedding the school’s vision and associated values in all aspects of school life. 
 
3. Rebuild for Learning
 
To accelerate progress for all pupils in all subjects by enhancing teachers’ subject and pedagogical knowledge and prioritising reading across the curriculum.