St. Mary's

C.E. Primary School

'Shining Brighter and Brighter' Proverbs 4:18

School Improvement Plan

At St Mary's we don't stand still and are constantly working to make our school the best it can be.

This year's School Improvement Priorities have been agreed by staff, governors and children and reflect the areas that we will be focusing on


Priority 1



  • Embed strategies put in place to improve reading comprehension and fluency in 2021-2022
  • Ensure libraries, book stock and curriculum provide appropriate representations to promote and reflect the diversity of modern Britain 
  • Embed use of the Lexplore reading intervention programme to identify those children who are at risk of falling behind and provide targeted six week intervention blocks to address identified gaps



  • Effective implementation of planned writing curriculum to ensure that there are purposeful opportunities for each child to reach their planned endpoints
  • Embed use of Essential Spelling 

Continue to work with HFL Literacy consultant to develop vocabulary knowledge, ensuring that vocabulary encountered in reading is applied in writing   

Priority 2

Curriculum leadership 

  • Strengthen curriculum leadership through targeted training - September 2022
  • Set up and enact a monitoring schedule for all curriculum leads
  • Provide ongoing training and support as a result of this monitoring
  • Continue to develop Governors’ understanding of the Quality of Education in their linked subject

Priority 3

Exploring and addressing gaps in children’s learning

  • Embed the use of formative strategies to quickly identify and address misconceptions
  • Ensure consistency in practice for children with gaps in their learning with a particular focus on pupils who are identified by the school as vulnerable
  • Maximise the opportunities for children to broaden and deepen their learning

Priority 4

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

  • Establish a coherently planned and cumulatively sequenced curriculum for Early Years which links to the learning intentions of Years 1 and 2
  • Ensure that the early years environment meets the needs of all pupils, in particular with regard to communication and language
  • Establish the roles and responsibilities of the new team