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School Priorities

Littleton C of E Nursery and Infant School

Headline Priorities for 2021/2022 based on School Improvement Plan

“Let all that you do be done in love”

1 Corinthians 16:14








Continue to focus on outstanding learning to learn culture, growth mindset and resilience and challenge for all (with a focus on our higher achievers & GDS pupils) to ensure all pupils make strong progress and gaps are diminished.

Strengthen the impact of strategic leadership (including governance) through the development of the new distributed SLT structure ( Sept 2021) with a particular focus on SEND & Inclusion/Curriculum and Early Reading

Ensure that pupils have opportunities to write imaginatively and creatively across a range of subjects through our enquiry based curriculum to increase % of GDS (OFSTED 2018)

Achieve a strong and transparent communication flow for our school community

Be a resource of support and compassion for our school community that stems from our Christian Vision and Values

Review and develop the enquiry based curriculum and half termly questions so that they have clear intent, implementation and impact.

Build subject specific skills (supported by Knowledge Organisers) from nursery to year 2. Teach these explicitly and ensure that children know more and remember more over time.

Develop a shared whole school approach (evidence based research and pedagogy) to the teaching of early reading skills (Little Wandle), phonics and maths (White Rose) from nursery through to year 2. (EIF 2018)










Priorities for the coming year        

Ensure all pupils make at least good/outstanding progress in reading, writing and maths and that pupils achieving expected and greater depth is in line/above national

Ensure that we have a shared understanding as a school community of the definition of progress over time and in year groups

Ensure that a whole school approach to the teaching of maths, problem solving and reasoning and early reading is embedded and articulated throughout the school

Continue with the analysis of the impact of interventions so that the gap is being narrowed for Disadvantaged Pupils and other vulnerable groups including SEND

Review our enquiry based curriculum so that it is focused on knowledge and skills building and the impact (the new EIF Ofsted framework)and has explicit incremental subject skill/knowledge building from EYFS to year 2








Priorities for the coming year

Ensure the needs of higher achievers are planned for and that an increasing percentage of pupils achieve GDS in reading, writing and maths

Ensure that our updated Handwriting Policy is taught effectively from EYFS so that pupils form their letters correctly.

Ensure that pupils are learning spelling patterns in EYFS and applying these accurately to their writing using our SSP Little Wandle approach.

Outstanding presentation of learning in all subjects and in all books.

All pupils understand and can talk about their progress and next steps marking so that progress is accelerated.

Continue with current level of CPD and systemic coaching so that teaching and learning approach & pedagogy is consistently being reflected upon and improved.

To increase the percentage of teaching judged (through triangulation) to be outstanding by mentoring, linking with local feeder schools, observation of outstanding teaching in a variety of schools, learning to learn pedagogy development and training










Priorities for the coming year

Ensure Littleton Explorers ‘home grown’ pupils that join Littleton EYFS make good/outstanding progress and achieve GLD at the end of EYFS

Ensure that the % of pupils achieving  GLD is at least 75% (2022)

Develop an outstanding learning culture with the new team  in EYFS so that all pupils have an appropriate and enriching environment

Strong and robust phonics curriculum (including daily direct teaching in EYFS) using Little Wandle from EYFS to ensure that all children achieve their full potential and at risk children are swiftly identified.

Daily precision teaching takes place for support, challenge and stretch as appropriate.

Strong and robust daily direct maths teaching (Numicon Firm Foundations, White Rose materials, daily Maths Meetings, reasoning and problem solving opportunities through continuous provision).

Daily precision teaching takes place for support, challenge and stretch as appropriate.

Continue to strengthen the EYFS cycle of planning, observation, assessment and provision so that all adults are highly diagnostic and children make good to outstanding progress from entry to nursery to end of EYFS 2










Priorities for the coming year

Ensure that robust attendance monitoring is in place so that attendance is at least 97%+

Ensure outstanding safeguarding and CP procedures are in place and underpinned by regular DSL led updates and embedded within our school curriculum

Continue the strong transition program to St Nicholas Primary School which includes clear communication and realistic expectations for parents prior at parent meeting in April 2022

Strengthen Pupil Voice linked to our Christian vision and core values so that pupils feel listened to, flourish, have strong mental & physical health and resilience

The school approach to strong and flourishing relationships for   learning is consistently implemented and impacts strongly on learning.

To ensure our shared vision allows all members of our school community to develop resilience and to flourish.

Achieve OPAL status for our playtimes and ensure that our OPAL provision supports active playtimes and supports collaboration and wellbeing


Priorities for the coming year

To ensure the whole school community is effectively supported and inspired to engage in high quality class and collective worship

Build upon the embedded LDBS RE curriculum so that it is dynamic and engaging for the children in our school and reflects our Christian vision and values, current diocesan requirements and our enquiry based curriculum

To deepen opportunities for all pupils (including nursery) to be involved in spontaneous spiritual moments and Big Questions through a co constructed approach to spirituality

To further develop the opportunities that all children have to be fully involved in the worship process through involving them in the planning, delivery and evaluation of worship

Use class and collective worship, so that staff are able to continue to respond sensitively and appropriately to children’s spiritual moments











Priorities for the coming year

All teaching staff are able to efficiently and accurately analyse the progress of individuals and specific groups of children and hold each other rigorously to account for the progress and outcomes in each subject area.

To embed and effectively measure the impact of the new strategic leadership structure of the school.

To effectively support and coach the Assistant Head Teachers in their newly developed roles









Continue to embed and outstanding climate for learning through our ‘no    excuses’, challenge for all, resilience and growth mindset culture at all levels and by all team members

Ensure our strongly embedded Christian vision and values weave through our   curriculum and impact on our outstanding learning culture  and British Values so that all pupils make good/outstanding progress and attainment