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School Improvement Plan

Our school is focused on what goals we can achieve in order to improve. Our improvement and development plan for 2020/21 maps out the targets and priorities for our improvement. 


Our plan is broken down into 3 main objectives:


1: To raise attainment and accelerate pupils' progress thorough the meticulous delivery of our curriculum with improved quality first teaching.


Some of the main actions to achieve this will be:

  • Reviewing our school curriculum (inc. RSE)
  • Introduce Read Write Inc. phonics scheme
  • Introduce the White Rose maths scheme
  • Establish In the Moment Planning in our EYFS
  • Establish networks for sharing good practice across schools


2: To continue to improve the overall effectiveness of leadership and management.


Some of the main actions to achieve this will be:

  • Continue to develop a robust cycle of quality assurance
  • Appoint substantive Phase Leaders to Upper and Lower KS2
  • Senior and Middle Leaders to undertake NPQ.. qualifications if appropriate
  • Continue to develop the effective ness of Pupil Progress Meetings, especially the 'what now?' element 
  • Coaching and training provided for Subject Leaders

3: To prioritise pupil well-being, ensuring a safe and positive return to school (following the pandemic) and enabling all pupils to thrive.


Some of the main actions to achieve this will be:

  • Use of the 'Bounce Back' programme to ensure pupils are  given the tools they need to develop resilience and re-engage with regular schooling
  • Train key members of staff in Mental Health First Aid
  • Year group Recovery Action Plans in place and regularly reviewed
  • Accurate assessment of children to allow all pupils to make good progress from their starting points
  • A robust Remote Learning plan that will mirror as closely as possible the curriculum and approaches used in school


Our full School Development Plan

Horncastle Community Primary School, Bowl Alley Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5EH Tel. 01507 522662