The purpose of the plan is to identify how we can further improve and develop the work of Rode Methodist First School and Norton St Philip CofE First School, how we will manage change, and how we can make best use of resources and new opportunities available to us.
We will continue to develop our Senior Leaders and the whole staff team to further embed good practice of monitoring, intervention and support in order to inspire and lead outstanding teaching across the federation. This will include the introduction of triad coaching techniques and a new approach to behaviour management.
Teaching and Learning
We will embed the improvements achieved last year in teaching and learning to ensure all pupils are consistently challenged across all subjects to be the best they can be. Our focus for improvements in literacy will be introducing new ways to teach spelling and vocabulary and extending drama into writing for subjects such as history, geography and R.E to inspire children to write. Our SEND Team will lead on establishing dyslexia friendly classrooms across our Federation in order to improve the visual support for learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
We will ensure our ‘Philosophy’ of Learning weaves through our curriculum making Rode and Norton School Federation a leader of innovative practice.
We believe that every child should:
be inspired by the world, by each other and by learning to become the best they can be.
explore their spirituality, to “look up to the stars”, to wonder, and be playful, to ask questions and challenge themselves in order to become resilient and hopeful individuals.
be free to discover in a safe and strong environment, to make connections and to learn something new every day.
be confident, imaginative thinkers who believe in themselves, their BIG dreams and their ability to create and innovate.
flourish as independent, caring and responsible citizens, who have the ability, desire and compassion to change the world for the better.
To achieve this, we plan to introduce Philosophy for Children (P4C) this year, achieve Gold Artsmark in 2020, and become a leading STEM school in Somerset within 3 years.