SIP Plans 2016-7/8

School Improvement Plan 2016 - 2017/8 Overview

Leechpool Primary School Improvement Plan

OVERVIEW 2016 –2017/8                                                        



Outcomes for Children and Learners

(Area 1)

Ensure the proportion of pupils making expected/more than expected progress from their starting points meets and exceeds national figures in all subjects by
  • Identifying pupils that are not making expected or better progress and intervening   effectively to accelerate their learning and resolve underachievement promptly especially in writing across the school and mathematics in KS 1.
  • Improving assessment and tracking of all pupils and those with SEN and use this to   inform teaching and learning.
  • Exploring the reasons for gaps in achievement in different classes, ability groups, more able, EAL and pupil premium.
  • Ensuring consistency of progress across Year Groups and across Key Stages.
  • Ensuring consistency of progress made by pupils with SEN.
  • Improve writing outcomes across the school.
  • Embed IT across the curriculum and use this to accelerate progress in mathematics,  reading and writing
Quality of Teaching, learning and Assessment

(Area 2)

Strengthen teaching so that the vast majority is good or better by
  • Ensuring assessments are frequent, accurate and used to plan well-pitched lessons   that result in good progress for all pupil groups.
  • Use key assessment for learning strategies routinely to strengthen learning, resolve misconceptions and evaluate the impact of provision.
  • Improve the quality and impact of differentiation across the school, in all groups and in all classes.
  • Increasing levels of active participation by pupils in lessons.
  • Ensuring that pupils and their parents/carers are aware of their standards of attainment and achievement.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare 

(Area 3)

Ensure that we maintain a good standard of behaviour and safety in school by

  • Providing engaging and well-differentiated learning tasks that engender a positive     attitude to learning, promote high levels of engagement and build learning to learn capacity.
  • Reducing levels of teacher direction so that pupils are afforded more opportunities to make decisions about their learning and response to tasks. Learning should be devised to encourage independence.
  • Continue to ensure the outstanding Safeguarding Training with all staff.

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

(Area 4)

Review and improve School Improvement Planning and Appraisal methodology by

  • Strengthening Performance Management processes to ensure that teachers are held to account for the impact of their work on pupils learning and progress.
  • Increasing the frequency and rigor of monitoring processes to evaluate the quality of provision and focus of improvement work.
  • Use a coaching model to support the different phases of education.
  • Systematically evaluating the impact of school improvement work and reporting finding to key stakeholders, particularly parents and carers and governors.
  • Improving the quality and focus of professional development training to meet whole school priorities and strengthen the teaching profile.  This year the key foci will be   writing, consistency and differentiation.
Detailed School Improvement Plans for 2016 -17/8
To find out how we are planning to achieve the improvement of Leechpool please view the detailed school improvement plans listed below.    We have set ourselves challenging but realistic targets to ensure that we do the best for the children and continue to be a good school.