Pontybrenin Primary School Development Priorities (Priority one (Improve…
Pontybrenin Primary School Development Priorities
Improve standards of reading and phonics within the foundation phase.
Improve standards of higher order reading skills in Key Stage Two.
Read Write Ink has been introduced where children receive dedicated phonic training/intervention in ability groups on a daily basis.
Read Write Ink progress will be monitored closely every 6 weeks to ensure progression and to allow for movement within groups where and when appropriate.
Use of the Seven reading behavior strategies to become embedded in Key stage two practice. Application and use of these to be consistently applied.
Reciprocal reading and guided reading approaches to become consistent and embedded.
Innovate the curriculum towards a successful schools model.
Monitor planning to ensure it meets the four core purposes, the three cross curricular responsablities and the AOL's.
Promote understanding of what the four core purposes are.
Incorporate creative week/Mantle of the Expert approach in planning.
Remodel subject leadership into teams of expertise to suit the new Areas of Learning.
Adopt a strategy based approach to the teaching of reasoning.
Use current research evidence on numerical reasoning from NFER.
Link Abacus scheme to ERW Programme of Study and map out the best problem solving opportunities.
Monitor and evaluate coverage and progression of skills to ensure the Digital Competency Framework is embedded in planning and pedagogy.
Use of 'How to help' platform to support staff.
Make DCF skills for each year group explicit.
Use of HWB and Goggle as a medium to teach DCF skills.
Embed foundation phase principles through outdoor learning
Observe good practice in other schools
Staff to attend Meithrin meetings to increase knowledge
Ensure a consistency of approach across the foundation phase where challenge cards in learning areas, challenge books, pupil voice books, labels for learning areas and choice boards are uniform.
Develop a recording form to monitor which learning areas are being accessed by which children.
Purchase any resources required to enhance outdoor provision.