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Aylward Primary School

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Our School priorities for this year

Headlines from our School Improvement Plan


Each year we review how the school is performing.This helps us to decide how we can further develop our school and enable our children to be the best they can be. We analyse our latest results, as well as information from our annual pupil, staff and parent questionnaires. We also listen to educational advisers who visit our school. Below is a summary of our current priorities:


1. Improve children's reading skills. 

  • We are introducing a programme called Destination Reader for our Key Stage 2 children which will help them to develop their higher order reading skills.
  • Purchase further reading books across the school.
  • Introduce different ways of promoting children's interest in reading.
  • Support children who may have slipped back whilst the school was closed.



2.Further improve children's reasoning and problem solving skills in maths.

  • Develop children's mathematical entrepreneurial skills.
  • Further develop children's confidence and ability in the efficient use of times tables.
  • Hold maths workshops for parents.
  • Our maths leader to 'Team Teach' with teachers across the school.
  • Support children who may have slipped back whilst the school was closed.
  • Our children to take part in more maths competitions.


3. Further improve our Curriculum (Quality of Education).

  • Our curriculum leaders to support colleagues in successfully implementing updates we have made to the school curriculum.
  • Further develop teacher teacher's expertise in teaching the curriculum.
  • Develop newly appointed subject leaders in their roles.


4. Further improve outcomes for our Foundation children.

  • Our Reception teachers to attend writing training.
  • Further develop the Forest Schools initiative that we introduced last year.
  • Further develop the outside environment as an outdoor classroom.


5.  Further improve opportunities for our children who have additional needs.

  • Training for Learning Support Assistants.
  • Further develop the expertise of our Kaleidoscope lead teacher.
  • Closely monitor children's progress in order to help teachers identify next important steps for our children.
  • Support children in developing their reading skills.


6.  Other areas.

  • Successfully open the school following the Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Our phase leaders to work alongside team members to further improve their practice.
  • Look for further way to improve staff wellbeing.
  • Further develop our outdoor environment by purchasing outdoor gym equipment.