These are the targets set for Westerings Primary Academy by Ofsted in 2012:
1. Improve teaching to outstanding and so raise attainment in English and Mathematics by:
− ensuring marking is consistently evaluative, especially in mathematics, and identifies clearly for pupils how a piece of work can be improved and what they must learn next
− involving pupils in Key Stage 2 in setting and monitoring their targets to help develop greater independence and increase their involvement in their learning
2. To improve the information for parents and carers about what is taught in the academy and provide more guidance for them to help support their children’s learning at home.
Parents can share their views of the academy using the 'Parent View' site, operated by Ofsted. Click here for details.
These are our key objectives in our current Academy Improvement Plan:
- To further improve teaching so it is consistently outstanding throughout the school
- To ensure marking is consistently evaluative in all subjects, and identifies clearly for pupils how learning can be further improved
- To involve KS2 pupils in setting and monitoring their targets to help develop greater independence and increase their involvement in their learning. (Ofsted Apr 2012)
- To ensure that all pupils make ‘good’ points progress this year. (Yr 1: 6 points progress,
Yr 2: 6 points progress, Yr 3: 4 points progress, Yr 4: 4 points progress, Yr 5: 4 points progress, Yr 6: 4 points progress) Link to new banding arrangements during the year.
- To ensure a smooth transition to the new assessment system, maintaining high expectations, accuracy and clear impact on learning
- To ensure all stakeholders are familiar with changes in SEND so provision can be effective.
- To ensure that the teaching of reading comprehension is highly effective and cohesively planned across the curriculum (especially for lower achieving boys)
- To ensure that the teaching of Writing is highly effective and cohesively planned across the curriculum
- To ensure that the teaching of Phonics is highly effective and impacts on children’s reading and writing
- To ensure that the teaching of EPGS (English, Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling) is cohesively planned across the curriculum and that it positively impacts on the quality of children’s writing
- To minimise gaps in knowledge and skills for lower achieving children and those with SEND
- To increase the number of children leaving EYFS with a ‘Good’ level of development – focussing on Writing as an identified area of weakness
- To create a new broad and balanced curriculum that ensures equal opportunities, excellence and enjoyment, meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and provides opportunities to develop key life and work skills.
- To ensure that attendance for every group and individual is at least similar to national averages, if not better.
- To improve the quality & clarity of curriculum information for Parents/Carers, including explicit ways of supporting their child at home