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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

School Improvement

2018-19 Priorities

Quality of learning,
teaching & assessment

To ensure that all pupils meet age related expectations in reading, writing and maths. 

To accelerate progress for disadvantaged pupils so that attainment and progress gaps with their peers are closed.

To achieve more able pupils' attainment and progress in-line with national averages.

To involve parents more fully in what their children are learning at school (including year group expectations and subject specific information) so that they can fully support them at home.


Personal development, behaviour & welfare

Leadership & management

To increase attendance so that we reach our target of 96% through working closely with parents.  

To increase learning mentor provision within the school to better meet current needs of pupils.

To increase pupil's emotional literacy through the introduction of zones of regulation.

To further establish collaborative working with Templefields MAT to support professional development and improve outcomes for pupils.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Ongoing opportunities for staff development

Two teachers are taking part in developing mastery in maths through the Maths Matrix Hub whilst a further two teachers are working as part of Primary Advantage Maths programme.

Our science lead is working with other Harlow teachers as part of the Ogden Trust initiative which HET is organising. 

Initial Teacher Training

Currently we work with Cambridge University and Essex Primary SCITT to host students.  We have several experienced members of staff who are trained mentors on these programmes.  We enjoy welcoming students to join us on their teaching practice assignments as the school benefits too from keeping up to date with the latest initiatives.

Partnership Working

We believe in working collaboratively with local schools for the benefit of all children and young people in our town.

We are proud to belong to:

  • Harlow Education Consortium (HEC)
  • Harlow Behaviour and Attendance Partnership (BAP)
  • Harlow Education Partnership (HEP)
  • Harlow Education Trust (HET)