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Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve


School Evaluation

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

A new OFSTED Framework is in place for inspecting Primary Schools as of September, 2019.

Continuous, open and honest self-evaluation is at the heart of our school improvement plans. In-line with OfSTED's recommended approach we focus upon four key areas:

  1. Quality of education  
  2. Behaviour and Attitudes
  3. Personal Development
  4. Leadership and Management

These plans are systematically reviewed throughout each phase of the school improvement cycle by our Governors and school improvement advisors from Leeds City Council. They are working documents which are frequently updated to reflect new evidence as it becomes available.

If you have any questions about the statements which we have made please feel free to discuss them with any member of staff or Governor.

Raising standards is the focus of the School Improvement Plan.

In the plan we have four key priorities for 2021-22

Taking into account our self-evaluation, what next?

Key Priorities 2020-21

  1. Key Priority 1

    To support children and staff in their return to school ensuring that well-being and emotional health are of the highest priority and that disruption to learning is minimised

    Key Priority 2

    To raise the standards in Reading, Writing and Mathematics at the end of every year group so that the percentage at the end of KS2 is at or above national

    Key Priority 3

    To ensure that leaders and governors at all levels are knowledgeable and accountable for provision in their areas of responsibility leading to pupils making good progress

    Key Priority 4

    To improve the key skills and knowledge that children acquire through the school’s approach to a progressive and developmental curriculum

    We will also remain focused on the most recent OfSTED recommendations:

    • Improve the impact of leadership, including governance
    • Improve the quality of teaching so that it is consistently good, including in early years