Pinewood Infant School and Foundation Unit

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School Improvement

School Improvement Priorities 2018-19


The School Improvement Plan is the document which drives ongoing improvements in school. The Governing Body is responsible for evaluating the progress made against the plan and has an approved process in place for regular and effective monitoring. This year (2018-19) we are focusing on the following priorities:


Priority 1: Leadership and Management

To further develop the skills of middle leaders to take a more significant role in leading on school development priorities in order to have an increased impact on raising standards.

How parents/carers can help:

Let the class teachers, SENCo/Deputy or Head Teacher know about the things you really like about the school and any aspects that you think can be improved.


Priority 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessment

To further enrich and strengthen our arts and cultural provision and begin our journey to acquire the ‘Artsmark’ award.

How parents/carers can help:

Please contact us if you have any good contacts or recommendations in relation to the arts. If you have any interest in the arts, be it through painting, sculpture, dance etc. then let us know. Your skills may be just what we need! Also any fundraising support to help contribute to our provision would be gratefully received.


Priority 3: Teaching, Learning and Assessment

To use the outdoors to greater effect in our learning with particular focus on KS1

How parents/carers can help:

We are transforming the outside decking area so if you have any natural materials to help us decorate it or anything that would suit the environment there then please let us know. Please encourage your children to stay off the play areas in the morning so that learning activities can be set up when completed.


Priority 4: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

To further support the emotional health and well-being of pupils

How parents/carers can help:

If your child has been chosen for ELSA support, it would be really helpful if you fully engage with us on the programme. If you could encourage your child to volunteer for extra-curricular clubs as exercise is so crucial for emotional well -being and also support children with relaxation and breathing exercises at home (Our Take 5 programme).


Priority 5: Pupil Outcomes

A greater percentage of children to achieve ‘Greater Depth’ and ‘Exceeding’.

How parents/carers can help:

For those of you who have children who could achieve the highest levels then you could support them at home by practising joining up their handwriting in Year 2, working on their target key words and spelling expectations, ensuring daily reading and comprehension questions about what he/she has read, attend GDS Maths club and undertake the further Maths challenges.