Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord

School Improvement Plan

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

&

Feedback from the Parent Questionnaire

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2016-17

 

A guide for parents

 

As a parent or carer we believe you should be aware of all the developments that are happening in school to improve the quality of education your child receives. We are working hard to provide your child with the best possible education and school experience.

Below is a summary of our School Improvement Plan (a document produced by the school to identify ways in which the school will move forward).

 

 

Key Priority 1: To raise attainment in reading and foster a ‘reading for pleasure’

We are working hard to:                                                                                                          

  • To raise the profile of reading in school
  • To develop parental understanding of how to support reading development at home
  • To ensure the library is a focus for Reading
  • To improve the delivery of phonics to ensure it is more challenging, boy friendly, engaging and interactive
  • Ensure books are well matched to the needs and interest of the pupils
  • Review the delivery and teaching of Guided Reading throughout school
  • Provide a wide range of opportunities for children to improve their comprehension skills
  • To ensure that interventions have a positive impact for pupils

 

What parents can do:

  • Take your child for regular visits to the library
  • Read at every opportunity e.g. Signs, instructions etc
  • Help your child to learn the new weekly phonics sounds
  • Read daily with your child. Listen to them read or read to them. Find a place to sit together that suits you both. Try to read for at least 10 minutes a day. Encourage it as a pleasurable experience and ask them questions about the book ( see our ‘Reading at home with your child guide’ on the website or ask in school)
  • Discuss the meaning of tricky vocabulary they come across in books or daily life
  • Let your child see you reading and enjoying books
  • Check out website/newsletter/ twitter account to keep up with Reading events in class/ school
  • Attend school reading events with your child

 

Key Priority 2: To raise standards in boys writing

We are working hard to:

  • Improve teachers ability to develop and challenge boys writing skills through high quality shared and guided writing
  • To improve the delivery of phonics/spellings to ensure it is more challenging, boy friendly, engaging and interactive
  • Improve pupils’ understanding and application of grammar, punctuation and spelling aspects within writing
  • To ensure that regular ‘boy friendly’ opportunities for writing are incorporated throughout the curriculum
  • Improve standards of handwriting across the school
  • To improve childrens spoken vocabulary, extended vocabulary and correct use of grammar
  • To ensure that the vast majority pupils, particularly boys and those eligible for PPG, are on track to achieve their identified end of term milestones and that interventions have a positive impact for pupils  

 

What parents can do:

  • Discuss your child’s writing targets together
  • Attend meetings and parent workshops in school
  • Model the correct use of grammar, both written and oral eg ‘Chitter Chatter Challenge
  • Practice phonics and help your child learn their weekly spellings
  • Look for opportunities to write at home e.g. recount a recent day out, complete a secret diary, create favourite recipes, write a new ending to a book they have read
  • Complete the writing activities on the ‘Half Termly Homework Challenge’
  • Early writers can improve their fine motor skills through: use of play dough, bead threading etc. Take time to carry out some of these activities with your child.

 

 

Key Priority 3: To increase the % of boys who achieve a Good Level of Development at the end of Reception

We are working hard to:

  • To adapt and modify outdoor provision within EYFS to ensure ample boy friendly opportunities are provided for Reading, Writing, Number, Shape Space and Measures, Listening and Attention and Speaking
  • To ensure that boys are taking part in daily reading, writing and maths opportunities within indoor provision
  • To develop and challenge boys through high quality daily shared and guided reading, writing and maths sessions
  • To deliver a range of targeted high quality daily interventions for boys in areas specified
  • To improve the delivery of phonics to ensure it is more challenging, boy friendly, engaging and interactive

 

What parents can do:

  • Daily home reading
  • Practise ‘tricky words’
  • Take time to discuss the weekly class information sheet with your child, let us know your feedback
  • Email any examples of home learning via ‘2 simple’
  • Attend parent workshops or drop ins
  • Practise daily counting
  • Take time every night to ask your child about their day
  • Use your ‘Time to Talk book’ with your child
  • Complete homework with your child

 

Parents and Carers Feedback April 2016

 

We aim to work in partnership with parents and the community to help further improve the school. Below is a summary of the results from our most recent annual parent questionnaire

 

 

 

 

Rating            

 

Strongly Agree

 

Agree

 

Disagree

 

Strongly Disagree

 

Don’t Know

1

My child enjoys coming to All Saints’ school            

70%

28%

2%

0%

0%

2

My child is proud of their achievements and of their school

63%

37%

0%

   0%

0%

3

My child is kept safe at All Saints’ school

74%

26%

0%

0%

1%

4

Information provided by the school helps to promote safety online

61%

38%

     0%

0%

1%

5

My child is well educated at school about how to keep themselves healthy

52%

43%

1%

0%

4%

6

My child is provided with the skills to enable them to be thoughtful/ active citizens in wider society

56%

41%

0%

0%

3%

7

My child makes good progress at All Saints’

66%

34%

0%

0%

1%

8

My child is challenged at school and is encouraged to do their best

67%

30%

0%

0%

3%

9

My child is well taught in All Saints’

70%

28%

0%

0%

2%

10

The school sets an appropriate amount of homework

48%

48%

8%

0%

1%

11

The behaviour of the children is good at All Saints’

45%

48%

0%

0%

3%

12

This school deals with incidents of bullying effectively  

44%

38%

1%

     0%

14%

13

The school communicates with me effectively about:

 

 

a) My child’s progress

 

54%

 

41%

2%

0%

0%

 

b) How to support my child's learning

45%

 

47%

4%

0%

1%

 

 c) School events and activities

52%

 

43%

2%

0%

1%

14

This school is well led and managed

 

66%

30%

1%

0%

0%

15

School responds well to any concerns I raise

58%

33%

3%

0%

3%

16

The school provides an interesting range of clubs and trips

56%

38%

3%

1%

1%

 17

Would you recommend this school to another family

  

Yes

 

No

 

 

89%

1%

 

 Strengths of the school

  • The staff are always helpful and accommodating
  • Good advice on children’s learning
  • School is very welcoming
  • Extra support for children
  • Good support and communication
  • Good after school clubs

 

Suggestions for improvement

  • More parents evenings/ drop ins
  • More course for parents so they help with children’s learning
  • More parent/child workshops

 

We also make sure we listen carefully to the children and use our School Council to gather information and suggestions for improvement from the children’s perspective. Below is a summary of the most recent children’s questionnaire. Along with our own internal monitoring and development areas identified by staff and governors, we use this feedback to inform our school improvement each year.

The results are pleasing and reflect the hard work we put in to the school and your children’s education at All Saints’. There is always something that can be improved and we use your feedback to help us plan our school improvement for subsequent years. 

 

 Latest children’s questionnaire feedback coming soon.