Berry Pomeroy is a Church of England School in the Diocese of Exeter.
Recognising its historic foundation the school strives to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the church in the parish and the diocese. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all its pupils.
At Berry Pomeroy Parochial CE Primary School we aim for our children to fulfil their potential within a stable, safe and caring Christian environment where they can achieve highly in both learning and moral development. We expect each child to develop as a responsible individual and showrespect for others and the environment. The day to day life of our school community is guided by Christian values. We welcome children from all faiths and backgrounds. In this school we believe that each child will develop his or her full potential when a sense of purpose, interest, success, personal worth and above all, enjoyment pervades and inspires the curriculum.
Our mission statement, Learning together, reflects the importance we place on the many relationships within our school community. We aim to make our school a welcoming place where everyone is valued and cared for as part of our school community.
To deliver these aims we will:
The School improvement Plan enables the school’s vision to be shared and understood by the whole school community. It is our aim is to work and learn together as a community in order to improve and be the best that we can be. It gives everyone an understanding of where the school is going and what actions will be taken to ensure we get there. Clear timescales for implementation determine how to effectively use both human and material resources to support specific goals. The SDP also helps us plan and prioritise the budget and guides how we plan and organise staff training. It is designed to give a sharp, clear focus to those aspects of our work that we believe are most in need of improvement.
It addresses the questions:
The plan provides the direction needed in order to achieve the school’s long-term aims and takes account of:
Everyone has the chance to contribute ideas as to how our school can improve. Staff and governors will meet termly to review how successful our improvements have been and agree priorities for the coming year. Parents, staff and children will be asked to share their ideas through questionnaires and the school council. We aim to create an inclusive approach to school improvement
There are seven Key Priorities for the plan. We wish to achieve each target as fully as possible; therefore they will drive our training, resources, teaching and learning, monitoring, evaluation and review over the next year. These are linked to the Ofsted framework for inspection.
Professional development INSET days are an important part of this process. In addition to this, all staff are keen to keep up to date with new initiatives. Therefore, individual teachers and support staff will undertake training throughout the year in order to further their own professional development and to strengthen the subject expertise on the staff. Subject Leaders develop their own Subject Leader Plan, which identifies key areas for development within their own curriculum area for the academic year.
Each teacher is responsible for a phase of development defined by the age of the children in their class and the national requirement of that age group.
We are committed to improving the quality of the educational provision for all our children which will enable them to reach their full potential and attain the levels of knowledge, understanding and skills that society demands for their future lives. High quality education at Berry Pomeroy Parochial CE Primary School will be achieved by:
We will continually strive to achieve the school’s aims through the formal curriculum and through all the other experiences offered to our children. High quality education will raise the children’s standards of attainment, enabling them to:
Click here to download the full School Improvement Plan. School Improvement Plan 2018