Arbourthorne Community Primary School

Arbourthorne Community Primary School

'... a place of joy, inclusivity and learning' OfSTED 2022

School Improvement Priorities 2023-24

We write a School development plan in partnership with Governors which has a long term vision and annual goals. We choose our priorities by looking at the needs of our learners, reviewing how well children achieve by the end of the year as individuals and compared to National expectations, by addressing areas of need identified by external consultants and local authority reviews and reflecting on what we want children to learn and achieve by the time they leave our school. We look at the starting points of our children, identify weaker areas and build programmes that will support rapid developments. 


This year our Governor Tracked Targets are:

  1. PSHE: To form a working party to address the outcomes of the revised PSHE policy consultation.
  2. Parents as Partners: To develop parental engagement and new ways of working with families for excellent engagement in the Early Years. 
  3. Literacy: To secure the development of approaches to writing and the KS2 strategy
  4. Wider curriculum: To develop engagement in outdoor learning and the environment to support mental health and well-being of children and families (An Even Better Arbourthorne).
  5. Curriculum: To secure consistency in assessment across all subjects and completion of handbooks (post OfSTED and ongoing development).
  6. School and Community: Developing the concept of ‘more than a school’ with University of Modena, Reggio Emilia, University of Sheffield and Arbourthorne (research development).