School Priorities 2022-23

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. Ensure high standards for all pupils 

  • To rapidly improve student outcomes as per agreed targets so 2022/23 KS2 outcomes for accountability measures are above floor standard in KS2 in reading, maths and writing
  • Develop the explicit teaching of vocabulary to narrow the gap to within 5% gaps in the progress of, PP, SEND, gender, ethnicity and other groups.
  • All pupils will be making at least good progress

PRIORITY 2. Promoting pupil well-being 

  • All pupils settled back in school and back on track with learning
  • A full year of high quality teaching and learning for all pupils in school
  • Range of extra-curricular running and well attended 

PRIORITY 3. Promote St Matthew’s widely and proudly so that we become a school of choice for staff and parents

  • Excellent early years provision 
  • Strong progress and attainment, particularly at the end of Key Stage 2, which attracts parents
  • Marketing of the school and sharing of successes to ensure local and wider community have confidence in the school 
  • Prospective parents are aware of our unique selling points, skills / experience of staff, successes of previous pupils and our range of provision available for: SEND, GD, Sports, Music, Wider opportunities 

PRIORITY 4. To maintain our excellent SIAMS rating and inclusive church school ethos 

  • Link with international charity firmly established 
  • School values promoted by all staff and recognised by all pupils
  • 100% of RE teaching good or better in half termly monitoring
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