Development Focus 2019/20
The Governors, Leadership and staff at school evaluate the impact of all initiatives and actions on a regular basis. Through this process of self evaluation certain areas for development come to the fore and we then address these through the School Development Plan (SDP). These plans are often created through discussion with the children as well as other outside advisors such as members of the Southwark Diocese Board of Education (SDBE) and Local Authority.
Areas for school development:
Academic Year 2019-2020 ⬇
- To embed the school’s curriculum intent.
- To further develop the school’s provision of skills built up across all National Curriculum subjects and each year group, including Building Learning Power skills such as resourcefulness and resilience.
- To continue to develop the school’s implementation of using ‘free-flow’ within Key stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).
- To ensure resources in class reflect the rich diversity of cultures that the school welcomes.
- To deepen the school vision and values within the parent community and develop opportunities for parent connections to be built.
- To develop a system of restorative justice to structure conversations for adults & pupils when resolving issues.
- To reinforce the positive aspects of the Spiritual Development Policy as a means of encouraging good mental health - Windows, Mirrors and Doors – look, reflect and walk away ‘changed’.
- To put in place the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum by July 2020.
- To develop opportunities for greater personal development through explicitly planned PSHE sessions.
- To develop the leadership skills of the DVIS team through an offer to other schools of professional development sessions at DVIS e.g. for NQTs, RE, Early Years.
- To redevelop reporting strategies for, and to, parents throughout the year e.g. open classes, homework, meetings and end of year reports.
- To continue to ensure progress of those children with SEND make the same, if not better, progress than their peers.
- To continue to prioritise and develop activities that support staff well-being and mental health.
- To continue to develop writing opportunities within each area of the foundation stage (Reception classes) provision.
Academic Year 2018-2019 ⬇
- Building Learning Power- Guy Claxton’s work on supporting children to understand HOW they learn. We will be working on developing greater resilience, resourcefulness reflection and reciprocity for the children, not just in their learning but we trust, in their lives moving forward.
- Developing the new school vision, alongside the new framework and self-evaluation toolkit for the Statutory Inspecting of Anglican and Methodists Schools, to ensure all know and understand what we mean when we say we want all our children to be “Flourishing with God in life, learning and love”. .
- To develop further the good progression of Maths across the school year groups through the way we approach assessment, curriculum and teaching of this subject.
- Subject leaders will ensure the planning for the progression of skills for each curriculum subject across the three year groups in school is fully embedded.
- To develop the use of the new school behaviour log, improving the way we monitor behaviour in school, using that information to support specific children and monitoring any patterns that might appear.
- To ensure the greater depth level of Reading and Maths at Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) remains at a high level.
- To develop the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum in school and attain the Bronze Healthy Schools Award.
- To embed a new approach to appraisal, ensuring staff are deeply involved in their professional development and the development of the school.
- To ensure the excellent provision in Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) remains highly responsive to the children’s needs, is inspirational and used as exemplary practice for others.
- To continue the school’s work alongside other schools in moderation and school-to-school support.
The school publishes results each year for the end of Year 2 teacher assessments, the phonics screening checks in Year 1 and the Foundation Stage Profile assessment results.
Please note summer 15 was the last time children in Key Stage 1 will be assessed by national curriculum level descriptors. Since September 2015, we assess against the national standards – we are aiming for all our children to reach the expected standard for their age and for many to reach Mastery level (this level requires them to demonstrate a depth of understanding that goes beyond the expected standard for their age).
To view the school's performance, characteristics and spend per pupil data and our latest set of financial accounts, please visit the link below:
Other statistics can be found on the Ofsted dashboard here: dashboard.ofsted.gov.uk (and in the blue Ofsted box on this page).