Brookfield Park Primary School, Best Practice Award
Working with our ISPC we set up very thorough whole school practices to monitor pupil progress to highlight strengths and areas for development in terms of whole school, year group and individuals. A particular focus was writing. Whole school training was based around this to further skill-up the staff, including literacy intervention to all support staff.
Lesson observations showed that teaching and learning in writing was improving. Half termly writing assessments were moderated across the school. Marking practices were agreed and implemented. Regular writing book scrutinies by Headteacher, Literacy Subject Leader and Assessment Leader showed greater consistency in marking, which led to improvements in writing.
Throughout the time, Class Teachers identified number of learners at age related expectations as well as number of sub levels progress. Also, to support achievement, half termly layered curricular targets were set in writing and shared with learners and parents/carers.
Lesson observations showed that teachers referred to the targets in their lessons. In interviews with learners they were able to talk about their targets and what they needed to reach their target and what to do to improve further. Any learners identified as underachieving (from BAL, AAL and HAL) were included in Class Action Plans detailing action needed to raise achievement.
The impact has been a big increase in the number of learners at age related expectations and more year-on-year progress.