Strategy Priorities

Summary of priorities:

Effectiveness of leadership and management:

  • Further improving teaching and learning, to ensure teaching is likely to be outstanding and at least consistently good

  • Improving communication with hard to reach parents

  • Further develop positive working relationships with parents of children who need additional support

  • Implementation of the 2014 National Curriculum (2 year cycle)

  • Continued implementation of the 2014 SEN Code of Practice

  • Ensure that the spending of Pupil Premium money impacts more positively on the PP children

  • Monitor the impact of the new Assessment of the Quality of Teaching and Learning cycle and explore ways in which we can improve the sharing of good practice across the school

  • Keep under review the impact of assessment without levels using new criteria

  • Managing resources within a shrinking budget

  • Ensure cost-effective deployment of support staff

  • Further develop skills and knowledge of all members of the Senior Leadership Team in their new roles

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment:

  • To ensure that most teaching in all key stages and most subjects is outstanding and never less than consistently good.

  • To ensure that all teachers have consistently high expectations of all pupils

  • To ensure that all teachers use assessment for learning to adapt lessons accordingly

  • To further improve the quality of marking and pupil response to marking

  • Ensure high quality coverage of both cycles of the 2014 curriculum

  • To ensure children have mastery of the curriculum

  • To ensure good progress through accurate assessment without levels

Personal development, behaviour and welfare:

  • Continue to ensure that standards of behaviour and safety are maintained across the school, with all staff taking responsibility

  • To ensure that all staff know who to support with their behaviour

  • Improve opportunities for active, creative play in the Infant playground and improve behaviour management skills and strategies in the Junior playground at lunchtimes

  • To ensure that pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain through the teaching of fundamental British values

  • Continue to improve the behaviour and safety of the children in the infant playground through play-leaders and new facilities and equipment

Outcomes for children and learners:

  • To increase rate of progress in years 3 and 4

  • To raise attainment of writing across the school, in particular boys’ writing

  • To continue to improve handwriting and presentation across the school

  • To continue to close the gap for disadvantaged pupils and EAL pupils

Effectiveness of Early Years provision: the quality and standards:

  • Clear support and induction to continue for large new team most of whom are new to Foulds

  • Continuing to focus on children’s learning behaviour in order to maximise progress particularly for those children who have behaviour needs

  • The priorities in SDP to continue to refer to data analysis from previous year; currently a priority is to continue to improve Technology and maths, in particular number

  • Close the gap between boys and girls, spring/summer and autumn born, and disadvantaged and not-disadvantaged pupils

  • Continue to improve boys’ writing


  • Continue to improve the school environment

  • Keep abreast of new initiatives and continually seek to develop ways to further improve teaching, learning and assessment