St James' CE Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

School Improvement


Summary of our School Improvement Plan for 2021-2023



Big Rocks



  • Focus on leadership - implementation of DSAMAT policies; confirm and clarify roles and responsibilities of all subject leaders, especially those new to leadership; introduce our new 'garden' vision
  • Focus on relationships - flourishing for all following the challenges of the pandemic; Mental Health & well-being of children; review of behaviour policy in line with DSAMAT principles; return to our relationships with other partners following the pandemic
  • Focus on environment and resources - training for all our classroom support staff; purposeful classroom environments; technology (renew laptops); SEND provision and resource; building development (staffroom, storage, mobile)
  • Focus on teaching and learning - steps for learning in all subjects; targets for core curriculum outcomes; develop reading by ensuring quality texts across the curriculum; develop writing by ensuring clearly laid out curriculum map; focus on 5 Big Ideas in maths; use of Arbor for assessment and to track pupil progress