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Community Infant School

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School Development


Westmeads Community Infant School

School Development Priorities 2020-21


Key Priorities


1. Quality of Education


  • To review and adjust our fantastic curriculum to ensure that it provides exciting and appropriate opportunities for all children (with specific reference to the impact of Covid-19)


  • To embed our innovative assessment systems across the school to give a clear account of children’s progress and identify any areas for improvement



2. Behaviour and Attitudes


  • To be sensitive to the impact of Covid-19 but try to maintain our high expectations for attendance and review practice where needed



3. Personal development


  • To embed the work of our Rainbow (Wellbeing) Team to support vulnerable children and families, especially in light of the pandemic


  • To continue developing our school visitors, visits and minibus trips to enrich the children’s life experiences



4. Leadership and Management


  • To support Key Stage, Subject Leaders and Governors so that they have an accurate understanding of the school’s effectiveness and focus on the impact of their actions in key areas


  • To continue our work with staff to reduce any unnecessary workload to ensure that we prioritise both children and staff’s mental health and well-being


Specific areas for our focus are - outdoor learning; renewing our Artsmark award; setting up our own successful after-school provision; governors achieving the Governor Mark award.


Acting Head teacher: Kate Gowing

Chair of Governors: Hansjörg Schmidt

School Improvement Adviser: Helena Evans


These priorities were written in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team, staff and governors.