School Improvement Plan Overview 2018 - 2019

Moss Park Junior School Improvement Plan – Key Headlines 2018 2019

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Key Objective

Develop the role of Leaders and Governors in monitoring and evaluating the quality of education at Moss Park Junior School

Priorities

  • Provide comprehensive training in subject leadership alongside our feeder school
  • Further develop leaders’ knowledge of their subjects through the TTSA termly subject network meetings
  • Subject leaders and teachers use the ‘Progression in the National Curriculum’ EES document to evaluate attainment and progress in all subjects
  • Develop an annual monitoring programme for governors
  • Ensure that learners are involved in evaluating teaching and learning
  • Continue to open up the school to parents and introduce subject workshop opportunities

Proposed Outcomes

  • Subject leaders have a clear picture of strengths, areas for improvement and the impact of their leadership  on outcomes for pupils in their subject
  • The Governing Body can demonstrate an accurate and deep understanding of the effectiveness of the quality of education provided at MPJS
  • The overwhelming majority of pupils say they enjoy learning across the curriculum
  • Parents know how to support their child and agree they are making good progress
  • The curriculum, including our extra-curricular offer, has a strong impact on pupils’ learning outcomes and their personal development

Quality Of Teaching, Learning And Assessment

Key Objective

Further develop the quality of teaching in all subjects so that much of is it outstanding and never less than consistently good.

Priorities

  • The new ‘Common Lesson Format’ introduces an agreed, consistent approach to routines and key teaching elements to be included in all lessons
  • Training is delivered on key pedagogical areas of the Common Lesson Format and teachers identify areas for professional development in their performance management
  • Peer observations are used to support teachers in developing their teaching skills as part of the Continuing Professional Development package
  • Provide training for TAs in supporting reading ,writing, maths and pupils with SEN/D
  • Teachers develop their subject knowledge so that they plan engaging lessons that develop pupils’ knowledge and skills across the curriculum
  • Embed the use of Target Tracker as a formative assessment tool in subjects other than English and Maths

Proposed Outcomes

  • Pupils develop excellent knowledge, skills and understanding across the revised curriculum
  • Pupils from all groups make consistently strong progress in reading, writing and maths
  • Assessment for learning is used by all teachers to plan challenging activities across the curriculum
  • Teaching assistants make a strong impact on pupil’s learning and progress
  • All teaching is good or better with much outstanding teaching evident across the curriculum
  • Pupils make good or better progress in lessons across the curriculum and over time

 

 

Promoting Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Key Objectives

  • Ensure that our school motto and values are the ‘golden thread’ that runs through our work to promote outstanding behaviour and relationships
  • Develop the range of pastoral policies and systems in school so that they make a strong contribution to pupil welfare and well-being

Priorities

  • Staff, pupils and volunteers uphold high expectations of behaviour and conduct around school
  • The physical environment celebrates our commitment to the school’s Motto, Aims and Values
  • Appoint and train a Mental Health Champion who can deliver training to staff and pastoral support to pupils alongside the Peer Mediators, Playground Leaders and Buddies
  • The pupil-led Anti-Bullying policy includes the THINK* campaign (face to face and online behaviour)
  • Embed the new PSHE curriculum across school and ensure that the wider curriculum also promotes pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
  • Begin the Sex and Relationships Education consultation with parents, staff and pupils
  • Purchase C POMS to ensure a joined up ‘live’ approach to promoting attendance, safety and welfare

*”Is it True, is it Helpful, is it Inspiring, is it Necessary, is it Kind?”

Proposed Outcomes

  • Behaviour is outstanding in all areas of the school
  • All forms of bullying are rare, and if they occur, pupils and parents agree incident are dealt with swiftly and effectively
  • The overwhelming majority of pupils agree that school promotes their safety; and their physical and mental health
  • The curriculum is instrumental in promoting school’s values and equips pupils to make a positive contribution to the wider community
  • The school is ready to deliver high quality SRE in September 2019
  • There are striking examples of school’s positive impact on the welfare of vulnerable pupils

 

Outcomes

Key Objective

Teachers and leaders use their analysis of data to ensure that pupils from all groups make consistently good progress across the curriculum.

Priorities

  • Embed the use of Target Tracker as a tool to support marking in everyday practice
  • Continue to provide all staff with high quality CPD to further develop the teaching of writing
  • Embed the new Maths Scheme so that there are increased opportunities for problem solving and reasoning
  • Develop the use of self and peer assessment in feedback and marking
  • Ensure that planning in all subjects includes opportunities for pupils to transfer age appropriate skills in Reading, Writing, Communication and Maths
  • Teachers and leaders use Target Tracker data to plan interventions and catch up sessions
  • Promote reading for pleasure in school, at home and using community resources

Proposed Outcomes

  • Teachers use ‘live’ assessment information to plan challenging lessons for pupils in reading, writing and maths
  • Increase the number of pupils working at Greater Depth in Writing in each year group
  • Increase the number of pupils attaining age related expectations or above in Reading, Writing and Maths combined in each year group
  • Pupils take greater responsibility in evaluating their work and that of each other, leading to improvements in achievement
  • Pupil progress meetings are effective in securing better progress for individual children and groups identified at the start of, and throughout, the year
  • A range of interventions and catch up sessions secure accelerated progress for identified pupils
  • Pupils read widely and often in a range of subjects
  • Pupils work in ‘other subjects’ matches their attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths

 

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