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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

School Improvement

2017-18 Priorities

Quality of learning,
teaching & assessment

To provide effective support and guidance to new staff so that pupils achieve well and NQTs meet the teacher standards

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.

To develop teachers awareness of the specific needs of boys in relation to writing and provide appropriate provision to ensure they make targeted progress.

Personal development, behaviour & welfare

Leadership & management

To ensure a calm and purposeful atmosphere throughout the school by increasing staff skills and confidence in handling challenging behaviour from a small minority of pupils

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

To increase pupil resilience and independence and promote critical thinking

To establish Templefields MAT and collaborative working that supports professional development and improves outcomes for pupils.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Ongoing opportunities for staff development

Recently, two teaching assistants completed their Level 3 in Supporting Learning and Teaching and one of our teachers completed a Level 3 qualification in Outdoor Learning.  Our SENCO is currently working towards the SEN award.  A teacher is working towards the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders and another is working towards the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders.  A Deputy Head is on second placement with us as part of the National Professional Qualification for Headship.  All staff participate in Performance Management reviews including career planning and have the opportunity to complete a job plan each year.

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)