Current School Priorities


Priority One: Quality of Education

  • Teaching and learning to be consistently good or better in all year groups.
  • All significant groups, including SEND and disadvantaged groups, make strong progress and attain at age related or above.  Where children do not attain at age-related, they have made significant progress from their starting points.
  • The curriculum is coherently planned, ensuring all children make rapid progress – especially SEND and disadvantaged children.
  • Strong teacher subject knowledge ensures effective assessment for learning, and a coherent sequence of learning.
  • The school implements a rigorous and sequential approach to the teaching of reading.
  • The school implements a sequential and holistic approach to the teaching of writing, ensuring children are skilled in all elements of the writing process.
  • The maths mastery approach is fully embedded, with virtually all children operating within the expected range or better.
  • EYFS to be ‘outstanding.’

Priority Two: Leadership and Management

  • Professional development impacts the quality of teaching and learning, as a result of the improved pedagogical understanding of teachers.
  • Effective subject leadership ensures the expected knowledge and skill acquisition in all subjects for all groups of children.
  • Effective team leadership ensures teachers effectively plan for children with SEND and disadvantaged children.
  • Data analysis and monitoring of teaching and learning are especially focused on the progress of children with SEND and disadvantaged children.
  • Administrative systems within the school are highly effective and robust.

Priority Three: Attendance

  • Attendance to be in line with or above national average.
  • Persistent absence to be below national average – including for disadvantaged children.

Priority Four: Marketing

  • Bearwood Primary School to be the school of choice within the community.