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Each year we review how the school is performing. This helps us to decide how we can further develop our school and enable our children to be the best they can be. We analyse our latest results, as well as information from our annual pupil, staff and parent questionnaires. We also listen to educational advisers who visit our school. Below is a summary of our current priorities.

Substantive knowledge: Ensure planning and teaching is focused on building pupils’ knowledge base, ensuring our pupils consistently recall prior learning and have opportunities to practise and embed new learning
1. Use of unit front sheets when planning and teaching lessons to ensure we are constantly referring back to prior learning and clear on the intended learning within a lesson/unit
2. Continue to develop our understanding of how to use assessment formatively to maximise pupil progress within lessons and check that our pupils are able to recall facts and use skills that they have been taught
3. Embed the Learning Conversations model to further refine planning and teaching and further promote a culture of professional dialogue around teaching and learning

Literacy: A focus on our Literacy curriculum to successfully introduce/embed the Literacy curriculum and continue our work on Reading for Pleasure
1. Introduce RWI writing to create a more streamlined approach to Literacy teaching in EYFS and KS1 and to provide greater structure to our writing teaching
2. Prioritise our pupils’ reading comprehension in Key Stage 2 through effective teaching of Destination Reader and Literacy and Language
3. Embed systematic approach to handwriting (Letter Join), spelling (RWI spelling) and grammar teaching
4. Ensure our pupils develop the habit of reading by promoting a Reading for Pleasure culture throughout the school

Oracy: A focus on oracy to build pupils’ skills at articulating themselves, confidence and vocabulary
1. Maximise opportunities for talk and debate within lessons, with a particular focus on Literacy, Votes for Schools and PSHE
2. Have high expectations of pupils participation in year group assemblies, maximising opportunities for acting and promoting pupils’ speaking and singing with confidence and clarity
3. Hold a poetry recital to provide additional opportunities for pupils to perform

Growth: An emphasis on pupils’ personal development to enhance their resilience, relationships, teamwork and leadership skills
1. Develop opportunities for pupils to become more actively involved in the life and development of the school
2. Build pupils’ confidence and healthy relationships through the Inclusive and Nurturing Schools Programme
3. Gain accreditation as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School