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School Improvement

Our School Improvement Plan is driven by our vision for the school and our journey to achieving the long term aims in our Strategic Plan. It is informed by our regular monitoring and self-evaluation of our strengths and the areas where we want to improve further. We work closely with parents, governors and the Local Authority to reflect on our journey of improvement. We have also worked closely with both an English advisor and a Mathematics consultant and are part of the Surrey Maths Hub. In addition, we seize opportunities to work with our colleagues across the Ember Learning Trust to complete peer reviews, moderation and shared INSET.

 Below is a summary of our priorities for 2020-21:

Leadership & Management:

To establish an effective leadership team.


To establish Senior and Middle leadership roles across the school.

To further develop partnership working with all stakeholders and to fully integrate Claygate Primary School within the wider group locally and particularly within the Ember Learning Trust.

Quality of Education:

To improve the quality of teaching so that all pupils, particularly disadvantaged, make better progress in all year groups and key stages.


To embed new initiatives and consolidate collaboration so that the progress that disadvantaged pupils make increases, and the gaps between their achievement and that of other pupils nationally diminishes.

To embed a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics so that all children and groups make at least expected progress.

To ensure all children and groups make at least expected progress in reading.

To develop the teaching and learning of writing and SPAG across the curriculum.

To ensure a continuing broad and balanced curriculum with high quality provision for all subjects.

Behaviour & Attitudes:

To foster a positive attitude towards learning.


To nurture aspiration, inspire love for life-long learning and prepare children for the changing society (linked to school and British Values).

Personal Development:

To develop emotional self-regulation and resilience in children


To understand and appreciate the role and importance of emotions, health and well-being.

  • To continue our curriculum review and address areas of development already identified
  • To develop and embed our Maths Mastery work across the school
  • To develop a cohesive and consistent whole school approach to behaviour, based on the principle that all behaviour is communication.
  • To continue to develop our practice in reading
  • To ensure our budget is balanced by the end of the year, and further savings and opportunities for income generation are identified

Other projects the school will be devoted to include:

  • Become familiar with the new Ofsted framework
  • Continue and develop Workload group and focus on SMT/SLT workload
  • ELT Peer Review Project
  • Prepare for new Relationships policy