School Priorities for 2019/2020

  • Improving the quality of education, particularly in reading and mathsso that by the end of key stage 2, children achieve at leastin line with national averages at both the expected and greater depth standards.

  • Narrow any attainment gap differentialsin reading, writing and maths between identified key groups and their counterparts.

  • Improve teaching and learning practicesin all classes throughout the school so that children who have special educational and additional needs are better supported and taught.

  • Further develop St Mary’s as a distinctively Christian school.

  • Widen opportunities for staff training and developmentat all levels.

  • Review and renew our school’s approach to the assessment of and planning for children’s learning needs.

  • Improve attendance and punctuality so that it is at least in line with national average figures.

  • Review and redevelop our school’s Positive Behaviour Policy and procedures.

  • Achieve Rights Respecting Silver Award.

  • Improve the quality ofour curriculum provision, leading to children knowing more and remembering more.

  • Develop strategies to engage and communicate more widelywith staff, parents and children.

  • Implement a wider range ofsustainable and healthy school initiatives.