At St Marys we believe in an effective self-evaluation with actions that flow from it.We believe that these actions should deliver improved educational outcomes and experiences for all pupils. Self-evaluation must be an integral part of the school development planning process with the resulting actions and targets captured in School Development Plans (SDPs).
Our SDP is a strategic plan for improvement. Its aim is to bring together, in a clear and simple way, the school’s priorities, the main measures it will take to raise standards, the resources dedicated to these, and the key outcomes and targets it intends to achieve.
2015 /2016 was a good year for St Marys RC Primary School and a lot of fantastic progress made by not just the children but all staff,parents and governors.
SUCCESSES AND PRIORITIES
Key Successes for 2015/2016
- New WALT, WILF, WAGOLL strategies embedded across the school
- New provision mapping and Intervention programmes embedeed across all the school
- Personalised reading and maths marking supports targets for children in both Key stages
- New strategy for the teaching & learning of reading and writing introduced
- New assesment milestone sheets created for each core subject
- Framework for the progression in written and mental calculations of maths in place
- Quality of the EYFS learning environment enhanced
- EYFS outdoor provision redeveopled and now used as a model for other schools
- Gold sport mark award for P.E achieved
- Safeguarding audit in line with OFSTED requirements
- Big maths challenges is enhancing existing mental maths strategies
- Oustanding attinment in EYFS and KS1. Progress good across all other year groups.
- Kagan strategies embedded across all the school –outstanding T&L( 75%)
- We have deepened and extended the quality of RE evidence and evaluation of standards and introduced 'Come and see'
- We have new chaplains;Eco;school and sporting councils.
SDP summary for 2016 -2017.
Key focus 1.
Achievement of pupils. Pupils should make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points
-KS2 Reading (43.9%) Math’s (51.2%) and SPAG (57 .4%) below local and below national average ARE 2016. /Science in KS1 below national at 36.7% ARE.
- -continue to raise attainment in Reception GLD to exceed 65%. Specific focus on rising trend of Boys to exceed 60 % (2016 GLD-53.8% compared with girls GLD-73.7%)
- -KS2 attainment to be 80% ARE in reading writing and math’s by year end 2017.Target of 20% of each year group to be at mastery.
- Phonics results to exceed 80% pass rate (2016-76%) Boys to target 75 %( 2016 Wa- 70.8 %.)
- Key stage 1 Science to be planned, robustly monitored and challenges to include investigative and evaluative science –target of 60% ARE
Key focus 2
Behavior and safety of children.
‘Children’s concentration can lapse occasionally as classrooms lessons can sometimes not provide enough challenge and on occasion need more engagement ’. Ofsted- Jan 2016
- Ensure all lessons include Kagan and range of deeper questioning (blooms taxonomy) Also all lessons are engaging and fully active for all children at all times.
- Ensue early identification and intervention of all additional needs pupils. Create a new inclusion room for social, emotional and sensory needs.
- SEND is robustly monitored, tracked and observed in lessons to ensure the weakest and strongest have appropriately challenging work and all needs are being met.
Key focus 3
Leadership and management.
Jan 2016 -Ofsted judged L&M as good. However focus is needed on developing middle leader’s accountability and impact.
- Middle leaders contribute to improving teaching and pupils’ achievement and progress throughout the year. Ensure through high quality CPD /mentoring and coaching that ML challenge colleagues and hold them to account.
- Governors develop more depth off coverage so that there are more governors available and skilled to robustly question school leaders on school development and the impact of this.
Key focus 4 Quality of teaching
- Continue to improve quality of teaching and assessment resulting in outstanding progress achievement and standards. Target 80% outstanding by summer 2017.
- Engender a more independent and active learning approach in all pupils. Share good practice/ models of excellence across KS.
- Encourage more outdoor learning approach for EYFS and KS1.
- Use SIMs half termly assessments to ensure work is at at the right level and gaps are filled quickly. All pupils understand next steps learning in core subjects.