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Westmeads Community Infant School

School Development Priorities 2018-19


Key Priorities


1. Effectiveness of Leadership & Management


  • To ensure that leaders at all levels have an accurate understanding of the school’s effectiveness and focus on the impact of their actions in key areas


  • To widen our involvement in supporting other schools in the Coastal Alliance and further afield


2. Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment


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


  • To review the teaching of reading across the school to ensure that all groups make good or better progress


  • To ensure that support and interventions for all groups of children by teachers and teaching assistants narrows the differences in children’s learning 


3. Personal development, Behaviour & Welfare


  • To maintain our high expectations for attendance and review our practice


  • To further develop the work of the Rainbow (Well-being) Team to support vulnerable families and children


4. Outcomes for Pupils


  • To diminish the differences for all groups of learners in all year groups and ensure that interventions are having high impact.


  • To maintain the current high standards of achievement and progress.


  • To ensure that our curriculum a wide range of opportunities for all children.


Head teacher: Helen Lambirth

Chair of Governors: Heather Sheppard

School Improvement Adviser: Helena Evans


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