This plan sets out the agreed priorities for Wheatley Hill Primary over the academic year 2021-22. It is the culmination of our on-going evaluation of school effectiveness, gathered from a variety of sources including external reviews, assessment data, in school monitoring and parental questionnaires / feedback.
The school improvement priorities have been selected following extensive discussions and consultation with our teachers, governors, parents and pupils as well as representatives from the LA and the wider community.
Our next priorities have been grouped under the Ofsted Framework Headings:
Quality of Education (Curriculum Intent, Implementation & Impact)
Priority 1: To ensure the consistent application our innovative and exciting curriculum.
Priority 2: To improve the precision and purpose of teaching pedagogy enabling consistently outstanding
Priority 3: To raise the profile of Science across school including within the EYFS provision.
Priority 4: To implement continuous provision / challenge box elements and enhancements throughout all
Priority 5: To ensure current school culture around SEND remains highly inclusive allowing pupils with
complex needs to access all areas of school life.
Priority 6: To accelerate pupil progress in writing focusing on developing staff teaching pedagogy.
Behavior & Attitudes
Priority 7: To continue to refine and deploy effective and consistent behaviour regulation strategies
resulting in a purposeful ethos of support and engagement. (Zones of Regulation)
Priority 8: To improve the overall attendance of pupils in school.
Priority 9: To improve parental involvement and community cohesion with recognised impact on pupil
progress, behaviour and welfare.
Leadership & Management
Priority 10: To refine our departmental structure in school to allow increased levels of leadership
Priority 11: To improve the overall effectiveness of Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders and Co-ordinators in school.
The Effectiveness of Early Years
Priority 12: To improve the precision and purpose of teaching pedagogy within the EYFS.
Priority 13: To develop the outdoor learning space to offer further challenge, building on children’s
resilience and independence skills.
Priority 14: To raise attainment in writing through the development of staff teaching pedagogy.