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These priorities are driven by school self-evaluation, the two schools closer working relationship within the Kings Academies (KGA) Multi Academy Trust, KGA priorities & the key areas for improvement identified in the junior school's last Ofsted inspection in May 2015 & the infant school's only area for improvement from its last highly successful Ofsted inspection in May 2011.

Improvement 1-   Leadership & Management  the effectiveness of Governance

Develop the effectiveness of Governance as the two schools operate under one Local Governing Board

Further improve leadership at all levels, especially middle leadership accountability & effectiveness. Develop middle leadership accountability & effectiveness

Improvement 2 - Teaching, Learning & Assessment 

Ensure high expectations, & lesson planning & delivering lead to high &/or improving outcomes for all pupils

Improvement 3 - Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare 

Recognise & promote the health & well-being of all so learners' progress from starting points is maximised

Promote fundamental British Values whilst extending pupils' knowledge & understanding of the wider world

Improvement 4 - Outcomes for Learners 

Continue the upward trend of attainment at the End of Key Stage 2 & promote higher standards at KS1

Minimise & work towards diminishing the differences in attainment & achievement for key groups (gender & vulnerable pupils)


Improve language development in both schools so that it positively impacts on learning & outcomes across the curriculum

Develop children's skills in, & foster an enjoyment in & love of reading for its own sake


Promote challenge for all pupils during independent learning activities so that more can reach age-related expectations

Effectively utilise innovative teaching strategies e.g. specialist teaching, targeted teaching groups, focused interventions, through Cornerstones