School Improvement Plan

Our School Plan exists to enable us to focus on what we believe to be the most important things in order to enhance the teaching and learning throughout Bramingham.
We also have areas that we need to focus on in terms of the building.
It is important that we ensure our school plan is well costed, however, at Bramingham we have high levels of expertise amongst staff and these members of staff who support and train others already have their time paid for.
We continue to provide our Teaching Assistants fortnightly training. This is run weekly and can be very specific for our TAs who support children using Clicker 7, or general to update TAs in their phonic teaching, maths skills or handwriting.
Our Lunchtime Supervisors receive regular training in order to update their knowledge on, for example, behaviour management, safeguarding, Prevent.
At times staff go outside Luton for CPD, however we ensure they attend training run by Luton which looks at moderation, and within our local neighbourhood of schools we join in with as many opportunities for moderation as possible.

Having had maths as a key area for several years now, and with this as a focus we have been very happy with the level of progress children have made. This was led by Petra Sutton, and we are currently training up Marie Finnerty to do her MAST training and enabling her to work alongside Petra with a view in the future to become a maths lead.
All areas of English feature on our current School Plan.
  • Writing
  • Reading – comprehension
  • Handwriting
  • Phonics
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Spelling
Both progress and attainment in writing and reading comprehension need to increase. Although our results can often be skewed by the number of children in Years 2 and 6 with statements/EHCPs, and the percentage of children in these year groups with additional needs, there is still a great deal of room for improvement.

The following are all things we have done, or will be doing:
  • Studying the most up to date research on the most effective interventions for writing
  • Working parties have been set up to look more closely at what is working elsewhere and what we can put into place
  • We have researched Talk for Writing and looked at the elements we believe we already have in place and whether we should join the project. We felt it was a natural way of teaching that outstanding teachers would already be making use of, so we have nominated a team and will be joining the project in September 2017. The budget for 2017/18 will reflect the costs for this. (approx. £12k over 2 years, which includes resources. Previous schools have said it has been well worth the money). Meetings have taken place, visits have been made to another school which is in the second year of the project and practice seen has already been shared with all teachers. Teachers have already started to refine their practice
  • We continue to look at the opportunities for writing across the curriculum, how best to develop greater depth and how best to support the needs of our children
  • We have bought back some of Kylie Turney’s time. She works for Luton supporting schools. She is well thought of in schools and is part of the Talk for Writing Project. She has so far spent two half days with us, carrying out joint observations, and is about to spend a day monitoring books and planning across the whole school
  • Action plans that working parties have produced are continuing to be carried out and reviewed. Handwriting has already been completed and we are seeing improved consistency
  • SLT continue to ensure the progress of individuals is closely monitored and reviewed, with focussed interventions being set up and carried out. Class results are regularly examined and compared to other classes. Vulnerable groups and Pupil Premium are examined by governors and we have a nominated governor who will be monitoring English and its progress throughout the year
  • A Spelling Bee has been set up in Years 2 and 3 and it is now being done by additional year groups. It is proving successful and motivating children.