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School Improvement

At Henry Whipple an intrinsic part of our school is the continuous drive for school improvement at all levels for all stakeholders.  When looking at how to improve our school we look at four key areas:


Outcomes for Pupils

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management


Following our OFSTED Inspection in January 2017 we are currently working to improve the following key areas -:

1.Improving our teaching so that pupils make faster progress in reading and mathematics . This will mean that we move towards matching  national expectation for progress and attainment in these areas.

  • All teachers :
  • have the highest of  expectations of what pupils can achieve
  • Ensuring that all of the work we set is sufficiently challenging especially for our more able children
  • Consistently apply the schools 'Guidance For Learning' policy so that children know how to improve their work
  • Give clear explanations of tasks so pupils know what to do

2. Improving the quality of leadership of English and mathematics by

Making sure that :

  •  Our leaders have additional training in assessment so that every teacher is accurate when they are assessing children
  • Our leaders are making rigorous checks on the quality of teaching and providing any support that is needed to improve
  • Our leaders are using our assessment data to find out which children need to improve and identifying the support required so that they can

3.Continuing our work with parents so that they can support their child's learning and attendance.


4. Making sure our governors have the right training about school data so that they can challenge our leaders and check that the school is making rapid improvements.


5. Making sure that our outdoor learning in the foundation Stage matches the good quality of learning that goes on inside.





Click on the links below to see our school improvement priorities for 2015-2016. You can also view and share these with your children by clicking on the pupil version of the improvement plan.