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!
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.