Improvement Priorities 2020 - 2021


Our Next Steps


Focus Areas

Aspirations / Outcomes

1.    To implement the  reviewed curriculum model, aligned with new Ofsted expectations and rooted in research


There is a shared understanding of the intent of the Ash Hill curriculum. Leadership of the curriculum is distributed amongst all teaching staff to ensure it is robust and relevant to our pupils. Topics are carefully aligned to the national curriculum and the most current guidance and research. Specialists provide advice and the local environment is maximised.

2.    To deliver a ‘recovery curriculum’ that supports pupils  to catch up following the Covid19 school closure

A robust cycle of assessment and targeted teaching ensures gaps are identified and closed. Pixl resources support this. Pupils are supported to adapt back into school life and meet the high expectations set for them. The school has the capability to provide remote learning should pupils be unable to attend school.

3.    Develop teaching of reading so that more pupils reach the expected and higher standard

Percentage of children achieving the expected standard and greater depth in reading at the end of key stages exceeds the national attainment. Pupils re-build good reading habits and enjoyment of reading after school closures. Reading is at the heart of the Ash Hill curriculum. Pupils have secure phonics skills at the end of Year 1.

4.    Continue to improve attainment and progress for disadvantaged group so that the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is diminished

Disadvantaged pupils develop early language skills that diminish the gap between them and their non-disadvantaged peers. They develop detailed knowledge and skills that allow them to achieve well and the gap between them and their peers reduces. Communication rich in EYFS. Good attendance. Support to return to school after Covid19.

5.    Develop staff understanding of learning and long-term memory in order to improve teaching and learning and therefore improve end of year outcomes

Teaching is designed to help pupils to remember long term the content they have been taught and to integrate new knowledge into larger ideas. This ensures that pupils retain key skills and knowledge, therefore improving outcomes.