School Priorities

At Thomas Boughey Nursery School we have looked at the progress for all of our pupils. We have consulted staff and governors on what is good about our school and what we most need to improve. Based on the outcomes of our discussions and analysis we have developed plans to address the priorities below.
Children’s Outcomes

We are working on helping our children to do better by the end of nursery and to ensure that more of them get to the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths and continue to improve their progress.

We are doing this by:

  • Holding half termly pupil progress meetings.
  • Continuing to deliver the Read, Write, Inc phonics programme once children are ready to access this to help them to write and read CVC words and beyond
  • Deliver differentiated group work in maths to meet the needs of all pupils.
  • Ensure all pupils are familiar with the Talk4Writing strategies to support them in retelling stories and in role play
  • Ensuring that the classrooms and outdoors are language rich to support language development
  • Granddad Alan comes in every week to share stories with the children to help them develop a love of reading

The ‘Soundpots’ programme is used to develop children’s singing and listening skills.

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Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

We are continuing to work hard in school to promote positive behaviour and attendance at school so that all pupils show respect and care for each other.

We are doing this by:

  • Rewarding good attendance.
  • Embedding learning about safety into our curriculum
  • Ensuring the pupils understand the school’s values to promote their behaviour and development
  • A behaviour policy which is consistently applied by all staff and includes both sanctions and rewards

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Teaching, Learning and Assessment

We are working hard with all of the teachers and teaching support staff to ensure that all teaching is of high quality and meets individual needs. We aim to ensure that our curriculum is exciting and engaging for all children.

We are doing this by:

  • Using what we know about our pupils to plan their learning.
  • Making sure that all staff are well trained and always learning, recent training includes the Read, Write, Inc phonics programme, Talk4Writing. Staff are to be trained in ‘Developing Outdoor Learning’ and ‘Active Maths’.
  • Ensuring pupils have an opportunity every half term to go on an educational visit or have a visitor in school linked to their Learning Challenge question.
  • Sharing good ideas and moderating our assessments with each other and teachers from across our federation and with teachers from ‘The Seven Stars Collaboration.’
  • Further developing the outdoors to support learning.

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Leadership and Management

We are working to ensure leaders and Governors have a good knowledge of their subjects and standards.

We are doing this by:

  • Making sure our Governors understand what we are doing and challenge us.
  • Maintaining our website to enhance communication with parents, governors and the community.

Screening all pupils against the School Readiness Communication Screen and pupils receive targeted support using ‘Time to Talk’ to improve their speaking and listening skills.

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Partnerships

Ensuring we work better with parents and keep them fully informed of how their children are doing and how they can help them at home

We are doing this by:

  • Developing more workshops for parents.
  • Giving parents half termly information about the curriculum in our school.

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How can you help us:

  • By reading with your child every day.
  • By encouraging your child to attend school every day and on time.
  • By attending parental consultation and workshop events.
  • By responding to parental questionnaires.
  • By making sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather

We hope you find this brief outline of what we are doing useful. Please come and talk to us if you have any questions and ideas. Thank you for your continued support.

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