Pre-school improvement plan 2019-2020
Robust and effective self-evaluation is carried out regularly and practice is monitored and reflected upon throughout the year. This process inevitably leads to the development of an annual Pre-school improvement plan. The plan is drawn up after input from internal stakeholders (i.e. staff, children, parents/carers, committee) and also from external stakeholders i.e. Early Years Alliance, Local Authority (LA) and OFSTED. The changing needs of the setting and the local area are always taken into account during this process of self-evaluation.
Our priorities for this year are:
Leadership and management
- all staff will be confident in their knowledge of the Prevent Duty and FGM
all internal stakeholders will be aware of the improvement priorities and contribute to the development and improvement of the whole setting through regular discussion
all staff will develop their awareness of levels of happiness and well-being in children and colleagues and ensure that individual and collective well-being underpins all we do
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
- staff will develop a consistent, coherently planned and sequenced programme of work to teach to small groups of children in order to enhance learning across the curriculum
- we will enhance story time and circle game sessions to help children to sustain higher levels of concentration and be able to recall what they know and can remember and to develop new vocabulary
- we will identify speech and language difficulties promptly in order to enable children to speak with increasing confidence and fluency and ensure they have a strong foundation for future learning, including becoming fluent readers
Behaviour and attitudes
- we will promote the importance of children’s regular attendance to all parents and also ensure vulnerable groups are closely supported and monitored
- practitioners will consistently facilitate a culture of trying hard even when children encounter difficulties (resilience), alongside developing opportunities for high levels of problem solving
- staff will ensure that children always show high levels of respect for others and facilitate this by having exceptionally high expectations of behaviour and attitude to learning and play
Quality of education
- practitioners will develop a consistent, coherently planned and sequenced programme of work to teach to small groups of children in order to enhance learning across the curriculum
- practitioners will develop story time and circle game sessions in order to help children to sustain higher levels of concentration and be able to recall what they know and can remember and to develop new vocabulary
- staff will identify speech and language difficulties promptly in order to enable children to speak with increasing confidence and fluency and ensure they have a strong foundation for future learning – including becoming fluent readers
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Please take time to read the outcome of our most recent Ofsted inspection, which judged us to be OUTSTANDING in all areas, by clicking on the link below.
Here are some of the things Ofsted had to say about our wonderful pre-school:
Children flourish in the highly inspiring environment.
The pre-school promotes equality and challenges discrimination at all levels.
Partnerships with parents are highly successful.
Staff provide a superb range of activities that embraces the diversity of children's home lives.
The pre-school environment is exceptionally well resourced both inside and outside.
Children have high levels of self-esteem and are very confident. They learn outstanding social skills from staff who are first class role models.