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Whitewater CE Primary School

Whitewater CE Primary School

School Improvement

Each year we set objectives to develop and improve the school.

Due to COVID and lockdown from March, the school has continued the objectives from the last academic year.

This year our objectives are:

Quality of Education

Improve the effectiveness of leadership and governance on school improvement by ensuring that:

  • teachers have the highest aspirations for what pupils can achieve, especially those with SEND

Improve teaching, learning and assessment and the progress pupils make by ensuring that:

  • teachers make effective use of questions and check pupils understanding during lessons to address errors and misconceptions
  • teachers use information about pupils learning to provide work that is well matched to pupils’ abilities, especially for the most able
  • teachers’ subject knowledge in writing improves
  • teachers have consistently high expectations of the quality of writing in all subjects
  • the teaching of phonics and early reading is well structured and of high quality*

Improve outcomes so that:

  • a higher proportion of pupils, from all pupil groups and cohorts, meet ARE in reading, writing and maths, including combined.
  • a higher proportion of pupils achieve GDS.
  • the numbers of pupils achieving the expected standard in phonics increases so that they remain in line or better compared with national figures.
  • the number of pupils achieving the expected and greater than expected standard at KS1 and KS2 statutory testing increases so that they are or remain in line with national figures

Behaviour and Attitudes

  • Embed high expectations for pupil behaviour and conduct
  • Maintain high levels of attendance and address any low attendance and/or punctuality issues rapidly
  • Embed positive attitudes to learning (Growth Mindset, HEARTSMART and school values)

Personal Development

  • The curriculum broadens pupil’s development, particularly SMSC
  • The schools aims and values are understood and practiced by everyone in the school community

Leadership and Management

Improve the effectiveness of leadership and governance on school improvement by ensuring that:

  • leaders and governors rigorously check that actions to improve standards are consistent and effective
  • subject leaders develop their skills so that they have a greater impact on improvement to pupils’ learning


* italics indicate objectives taken directly from the last Ofsted report.