We have high expectations of everyone, regardless of their background or ability. Children are encouraged to achieve their ‘Personal Best’ and are given clear next steps guidance.
The school has developed a set of clear targets, which we call ‘Milestones’. Milestones for Maths include a focus on number bonds and times tables.
The Milestones help to motivate the children and reward their effort, as they receive a certificate for each one they achieve. The children certainly like them!
‘One parent’s comment was typical of the views of others: “My child gets lots of individual attention and help, tailored to his particular needs.”
‘Teachers have a detailed and accurate understanding of pupils’ attainment and plan lessons with appropriate challenge … A robust tracking system identifies those pupils not making good enough progress and allows timely interventions to improve their learning.’
We use a variety of systems to ensure that children maintain their progress. These include ‘Writing Progress’ books, Pupil Profiles and computer-based tracking. Teachers work closely with each other at key transition points such as moving to the next class to ensure that children continue their good progress.