Vision Priorities 2015 - 2017
We are now coming to the end of this Vision Cycle, and will in due course share with you the outcomes of two years' very hard work. In the spring of 2015 we consulted parents, staff, children and governors to help us determine our priorities for the next two years. Reviewing the feedback, governors were delighted to note that it reflected the efforts and progress made over the last two years. Staff, governors and parent representatives met on the spring Inset Day to agree a way forward based on the feedback received. Here's what we set as new priorities back in 2015:
Learning and Teaching: This continues to be a priority but in the next two years focus will shift to effective assessment and subject leadership, as well as a review of foreign language teaching.
Child Centred Learning: As part of the work on implementing the new curriculum, the school developed a set of ‘learning certainties’ (for example resilience, determination, risk taking…) to ensure that children are positive, motivated and successful in their learning. Over the next two years the school will ensure that children, staff and governors and parents are familiar with these ‘learning certainties’ and routinely use them to underpin learning.
New Build: The building project will bring challenges and opportunities. We are committed to making the most of this wonderful opportunity by carefully planning how the new building and grounds will be used to optimise learning and will ensure that the internal and external learning environment reflects the values and ethos of the school. In the interim period, careful and creative planning to maximise access to outdoor learning, play and PE during the building works will be prioritised.
Transition Planning and Secondary Transfer: The school will be proactive in ensuring that children are prepared for and positive about the next stage in their education. Transitions between Key Stages, from Early years (EYFS) through to Key Stage 3 (Secondary School), will be considered and action plans created to ensure children are well prepared academically, emotionally and spiritually for the next stage in their education. We will also take action to influence external parties with respect to secondary school catchment, admissions and provision.
We are excited about starting work on this new set of priorities and will keep you updated on progress.