School Priorities 2021-22

Our key improvement priorities for the forthcoming year are as follows. Everyone in our school community - leaders, staff, governors, MAT, pupils and parents - has a key role to play in ensuring our school provides the very best for our children, enabling them to achieve well.


PRIORITY 1. Secure success for every child, through a vibrant curriculum, so that all will flourish

  • An amazing early years’ experience
  • All pupils reach their potential so that they are well prepared for success at secondary school
  • Pupils challenge themselves to be the best they can be
  • Every child grows to love language and enjoy reading widely
  • Music and sport are the heartbeat of our school

PRIORITY 2. Provide the very best, expert teaching, so that every pupil becomes a confident, knowledgeable and independent learner

  • All teaching is consistently good or outstanding
  • The staff body has a rich range of experience and subject specialism which is shared across the school
  • Teachers and support staff are valued and benefit from the very best professional development

PRIORITY 3. Ensure that all within our school benefit from the shared purpose and love within our Christian community

  • We offer the warmest welcome into our family for all children and their parents
  • Strong partnerships provide the basis of outstanding, personal support, especially in our work to include parents in their child’s learning
  • Christian values shape our purpose, ensuring that everything we do is focused upon the unique gifts and character of every child
  • Leadership is accessible, visible and supportive and everyone is treated with dignity and respect

PRIORITY 4. Promote St Matthew’s widely and proudly so that we become a school of choice, with full rolls and healthy finances

  • Excellent early years provision and strong progress and attainment, particularly at the end of KS2, attracts parents
  • Involvement in wider community activity to showcase the school, the wider opportunities offered and our children’s achievements
  • Retain the best staff and recruit excellent new colleagues when needed
  • Strong liaison with early years settings and with local high schools to enhance our reputation
  • Imaginative marketing which reaches the widest range of possible prospective families
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