St Paul’s School Vision
St Paul’s School serves the whole community, whatever the individual faiths or beliefs of families are. Our mission, working together, is to shape the child, and therefore the adult, drawing on Christian insights, to understand how to live fully and ‘shine as lights in the world.’ Philippians 2.16
- Strive for academic excellence by challenging and supporting all children in their learning
- Provide a broad curriculum that encourages curiosity and a love of learning
- Give excellent care and guidance to help children be safe, to develop physical well-being and emotional maturity
- Encourage children to become good neighbours and citizens
- Nurture a lifelong attitude of awe, wonder and thankfulness.
Our vision is founded on the Great Commandment in the Bible:
“Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” Mark 12. 29-31
St Paul’s School Improvement Priorities 2018-19
Bold priorities are key targets.
Outcomes for Pupils
- Early Years/Year 1
- o Targeting support to the disadvantaged pupils particularly in the area of Reading, writing and understanding, phonics.
- o Support for special learning needs and disadvantaged pupils to diminish the difference and improve maths outcomes for the cohort and school.
- o Ensure that provision supports a diminishing difference for learners receiving pupil premium.
- o Focus on those exceeding at KS1 and ensure continuing progress
Teaching & learning and Pupil Achievement
- To begin review and implementation of the way maths is taught using the Mastery approach to lead to deeper understanding for all pupils.
- Focus on progress from the last key assessment stage and the previous year to ensure continuing improvement. Action- To achieve this, the school needs to maintain samples for all children to be secure on assessments made and to be able to look back at a pupils learning journey.
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
- Children are reflective in their actions and show due reverence to each other and all members of our school community - helping to make behaviour impeccable.
- Ensure that the school is meeting its responsibility under the equalities duty and to review equalities and the basis of protected characteristics- specifically-race, religion, gender disability and economic opportunity in order to create a new action plan- due for review.
- School safeguarding records are fully compliant with agreed school procedure and agreed recommendations
Leadership and Management
- Implement robust systems of monitoring and review, which includes coaching as a tool for improvement, that secures impact and accountability for senior, middle and subject leaders.
- Review and further refine the curriculum maps and ensure they address skills progression.
- Organisation and development of space to improve facilities for learning
- (LM) To ensure an understanding of the school’s distinctive Christian vision is fully understood by all . (£300)
- (CW) To develop opportunities for children to be involved in the overall planning, monitoring and evaluation of worship.
- (RE) To develop children’s understanding of the global dimension of Christianity.
- (RE) To ensure that RE lessons are fully designed to better meet the needs of all abilities. (CW/PSHCE/RE) To utilise the blue hide and garden area to create a space for outdoor reflection (£200) (mirrors/water/chimes/statuary)