School Improvement - Parental Questionnaires February 2017

Every two years the school asks all parents / carers to share their views on all aspects of the the school from teaching and learning through to leadership and management. This is a vital part of the school improvement process and helps us to focus on the areas that are of concern to parents / carers.

Our school has worked hard over the past two years since questionnaires were last distributed in February 2015 to improve teaching, inform parents about pupil progress as well as help parents to support children’s learning. We have also tried to address parental concerns raised in the last questionnaires by improving our management and provision of children with special educational needs and disability, improving the school web site and ensuring that we take account of any parental suggestions and concerns.

To view the results of the February 2017 questionnaires along with a comparison of the results of the 2015 questionnaire with the 2017 questionnaire please click here.

School Improvement Plan

Aim

The aim of our school improvement plan is to set out a cycle of actions that reflects a commitment to continuous self-review and improvement. It outlines the improvement or development opportunities that the stakeholders in the school have identified as being the main priorities to be addressed in order to raise standards.  It identifies the actions, resources, responsibilities, measurable milestones, targets and success criteria associated with each opportunity and prioritise them to make best use of available funding or resources.

Millfield Primary School – School Improvement Plan - Sept 2016 to July 2017

Areas For Improvement / Key Aims

Key aims – Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • To improve teaching so that it secures pupils strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics by setting tasks which are always hard enough for pupils of different abilities.
  • To increase progress and attainment at end of Key Stage 2 so that there is improvement from July 2016. For performance data to be in line with national figures in reading, writing and mathematics (combined) and on a subject level.

Key aims – Leadership and Management

  • Continue to develop leadership and management by ensuring that leaders at all levels including subject leaders, check closely on the amount of learning taking place in lessons to confirm that all pupils are making required or better progress from starting points.

Key aims – Parents and Community

  • To develop links with our local community and the wider community outside our local area in order to recognise the diversity within our society and ensure that British values are further embedded within our curriculum.

Key aims – Behaviour and Safety of Pupils

To enhance lunchtime provision through development of playground area as well as behaviour policy and behaviour systems in order to support lunchtime staff

Process

 

Structure

The plan consists of five sections – each following on a key aspect or area of the school’s development. These sections are broken into specific objectives and these are supported by more detailed action plans that identify associated funding requirements.

These five sections are:

  • Quality of teaching / Achievement of pupils / Curriculum
  • Leadership and Management
  • Finance and Premises
  • Behaviour and Safety of Pupils
  • Parents and Community

Areas for improvement from our last Ofsted inspection in May 2015 are built into this plan and form our priority areas. These are:

To improve teaching so that it secures pupils strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics by:

  • Setting tasks which are always hard enough for pupils of different abilities
  • Insisting that pupils present their work neatly and legibly
  • Making sure that pupils always respond to the advice they are given when their work is marked

Improve leadership and management by making sure that leaders at all levels, including subject leaders, check closely on the amount of learning taking place in all lessons.

Monitoring, review and evaluation

This plan is a working document. Progress towards targets will be monitored and reviewed formally each half term at a staff meetings and senior leadership team meetings.

 

Progress towards and against improvement plan targets will be reported to the Governing Body every term through the Head Teacher’s Report.