Cradle Hill Community Primary School

School Development Plan

Our Key Priorities this year and how you can support at home are:

Ensure all children enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum that is engaging and challenging.

Last year before the National Pandemic we were reviewing our Curriculum across all subjects and year groups to ensure it was engaging and challenging for the children. We also want to ensure we are preparing our children fully for their next stage of learning and so were completing this with our local secondary school. This year we will be continuing to work on this and finding ways for our children and parents and carers to be involved too.

Continue to develop Mastery in Mathematics approach across the school.

One of our staff, Mrs E. Jones, has completed her Lead Mastery Specialist training for the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM). She is one of around 700 primary specialists working across the country and having her expertise in school is brilliant for us!

All children from Year 2 onwards have access to TT RockStars from any computer, tablet or phone, regular practice in this will support children with their Mathematics.

We also use Doodle to support children in Mathematics from Year 1 onwards. The children will have brought home a letter with the log in details but if not please ask your child's class teacher for this information. 

If you would like to find out more about this approach please follow this link.

Ensure all children make good progress and develop a love and positive attitude towards Reading.

Encouraging children to read regularly at home and listening to them read is a really important way for parents to support their children whether they are in Reception or Year 6. Regular reading will also have a positive impact on the children's writing.

Ensure all children are happy and regularly attending school.

We know many families may be concerned about the emotional wellbeing of their children and concerned about them returning to school. We want to support parents in partnership to ensure children are happy and regularly attending school. If you have any concerns about your child's attendance please contact Mrs Andrea Keith, Mrs Julie Foley or Mrs Jude Smith.