School Development Priorities
1. To raise standards in writing across the curriculum
2. To raise standards in Maths, especially at greater depth
3. To improve quality of teaching within lessons in terms of the role of the teacher, pace, progress and engagement
4. To explore strategies for further school partnership and collaboration (From OFSTED)
5. To develop the School’s Christian Distinctiveness (SIAMS)
6. To improve the planning of continuous provision in EYFS
7. To build character and resilience as vital personal skills for learning and life
8. To implement iPads effectively in to the teaching of the whole curriculum to further enrich learning
There is a home learning programme throughout the school. At the start of each academic year we send home a Home School Agreement outlining our commitment to pupils and parents and saying what we expect from them. We ask that pupils and parents acknowledge their responsibilities by signing and returning a section of the agreement. We believe that pupils need time to consolidate their learning, opportunities to do their learning in real life situations and to develop the self discipline needed to work independently. We also feel that home learning allows parents to see what their child is doing and understand what their targets are as learners.
We rely on parents to give reading practice on a daily basis so that we can focus on teaching the skills of reading. All children have reading diaries so parents can record what children have read and any comments they feel will be helpful to the teacher.
Home School Agreement
This document is signed by the Parent, Child and Teacher in preparation for the Parent Consultation session.