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Somercotes Infant & Nursery School

School Improvement Plan

How are we improving?

The School Improvement Plan enables the school’s vision to be shared and understood by the whole school community. Our aim is to work and learn together as a community in order to improve and be the best that we can be. The School Improvement Plan should give everyone an understanding of where the school is going and what actions will be taken to ensure we get there. We set clear timescales for implementation and determine how to effectively use both human and material resources to support specific goals. It also helps us plan and prioritise our budget and guides how we plan and organise staff training. The School Improvement Plan is designed to give a sharp, clear focus to those aspects of our work which we believe are most in need of improvement.

Everyone has the chance to contribute ideas as to how the school can improve. Staff and Governors meet annually to review how successful our improvements have been and agree priorities for the coming year. We ask staff, parents and children to share their ideas through questionnaires. Our Governors are kept up to date with progress in the School Improvement Plan by receiving reports from the Headteacher and their participation in school progress meetings with the local authority.

We want everyone to support us and help us improve and this can only happen if we are all involved.

Once we have agreed the priorities, the senior leadership team sets targets for improvement by writing the school improvement plan. This is then shared with everyone.

There are three core targets for the plan and we aim to achieve each target as fully as possible; therefore they will drive our training, resources, teaching and learning, monitoring, evaluation and review over the next year.

Professional development INSET days are an important part of this process. In addition to this, all staff are keen to keep up to date with new initiatives. Therefore, individual teachers and support staff undertake training throughout the year in order to further their own professional development and to strengthen the subject expertise.