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Priorities for 2020

We have a very comprehensive School Development Plan that is put together with consultation from staff, governors, pupils and parental comments, as well as OFSTED and other advisory service input.

School development priorities

  1. To ensure that pupils make at least expected progress and 30% accelerated 
  • All pupils are assessed and tracked as an ongoing process and then more formally each half term. 
  • The pupils who are behind ARE make accelerated progress. 
  • New staff are inducted into the St Peters way of teaching 
  • That learning is never less than good. 

 2. To ensure that at least 95%of pupils in each cohort reach the expected standard against the new bench marks 

  • Effective daily sessions are in place for the teaching of core skills 
  • The teaching and learning in each session inspiring and therefore is outstanding 
  • Pupils can apply their  skills across other subjects 
  • The teachers can make quality accurate judgements 

 3. To ensure that the school is financially viable and  it is GDPR compliant 

  • All the correct policies are in place and applied by trained staff. 
  • The school has a viable 3 year finance plan. 
  • The school adheres to SFVS protocols. 

 4. Targeted interventions are set so they maximise the progress of the pupils in reading, writing and maths. 

  • The correct pupils are targeted at the correct time 
  • Clear end results are set for each intervention 
  • Appropriately trained staff run the interventions. 

 5. The Essex reading programme shows impact on reading results. 

  • Pupils make at least expected progress 
  • Teaching is never less than good. 
  • Staff are trained in the best practice from Essex reading project 

 6. The school can accommodate 2FE going forwards. 

  • Classrooms are built and  ready for 2021 
  • Staff in place to teach extra group. 
  • Staffing structure in place that allows for extra pupils. 

 7. Implement the new EYFS curriculum and change other affected curriculums. 

  • Consistent points between phases exists. 
  • The correct interventions are in place earlier 
  • Pupils progress is at least ARE. 

 8. To ensure that the Mastery approach is fully embedded across the curriculum and the curriculum is in line with Changes to OFSTED expectations 

  • The curriculum is broad balanced and rich yet manageable for staff 
  • Each subject has a definition for attainment at greater depth. 
  • The core skills are identified and built into the topics. To run along with specific skills that will be taught. 

 9. To ensure that children understand and uphold British values  

  • The children know the values. 
  • They understand the importance of upholding them in the context of modern Britain. 
  • They can explain how to uphold the values.  

 10. To ensure that St Peters School is a distinctly Christian environment that lives its vision

  • To ensure the actions of the school reflect the school vision. 
  • The school has procedures to improve mental well being 
  • The school implements the new HSR policy by 2020. 


What have we done in response to Ofsted?

St Peter’s was last inspected in 2009 and judged to be outstanding.  Ofsted were very impressed with the quality of the School Development Plan. They asked us to choose one area that we would like as our main focus. We chose ICT to enhance learning. In response to this we have had three high speed computers fitted in each classroom (funded by The School Association). We have also bought visualisers for classrooms using the Tesco vouchers that were donated to the school.

We have replaced the ICT curriculum with one that is relevant, cross curricular and pushes standards even higher. We have introduced the new computing curriculum from September 2014.

Faster computers fitted into the suite.

Tablets and i-pads are used in all classes to make the link between ICT skills and learning in other subjects.

Ofsted also noted that our attendance rates were slightly low for an outstanding school as they were just above 96% and asked us to take action. As a result, we will take an even firmer line on unauthorised absence. Any absence that we do not authorise will now be passed on to the Education Welfare Officer who may then issue fines. The Governors will also continue to monitor absence rates and seek to take action as necessary. The absence rates are now significantly better and above our target of 97%



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