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An Evolving and Improving School

We are a continually evolving and improving school that really makes a difference to the pupils in our care ………


What have we achieved this year/what have we put in place?

Impact of this ………..

“Prevent” training for all staff.


Ensuring welfare and safeguarding of all our children and adults.

Intervention Case Studies carried out by Class Teachers.


Allows accurate monitoring of the interventions put in place for some of our pupils.  It identifies the impact it has had on our children and an awareness for the next steps to be taken to allow progress to continue. 

“Operation Encompass” Training for staff.


Secures the welfare and safeguarding of the children at St Peter’s.

Increased “subject specific” training for all staff.


More intensive focus on specific subjects and how they are delivered/planned, to ensure the best practice for all our pupils.

Paediatric First Aid training for Early Years Staff.


Increased safeguarding for all of our children.

“Precision Teaching” training for Teaching Assistants in the Early Years Department.


Targeting individuals in our Early Years has led to increased attainment in Phonics.

OTP – Outstanding Teaching Programme.


Reflecting and improving planning and delivery of lessons so our children receive the best learning experiences possible. 

S.O.L.E (Self, Organised, Learning Environment) approach to learning.


Encourages independent learning and promotes curiosity and enthusiasm amongst our pupils.

“Objective led planning” in Early Years.


Taking objectives and targets into the world of play has increased achievement and engagement amongst our younger pupils.


Subject Leaders Reviews – Carried out by class teacher.


Allows Subject Leaders the opportunity to investigate what is happening in their subject such as PE or Numeracy and the impact it is having across the school.  This has led to increased opportunities for our children across the curriculum.


Use of Target Tracker.


Enables teachers to accurately assess pupils in line with the new curriculum requirements and has resulted in our staff having a deeper understanding of the children in their care.


Increased focus on fine motor skills – in the Early Years Department.


Our younger pupils have attained higher levels in writing.

Focus on self-regulations in the Early Years.


Our younger children have better developed skills around making relationship, managing feelings and their behaviour.


Targets to parents.


Promotes communication and parental involvement in their child’s education and aims during the year.  Resulted in a closer relationship between home and school. 


“You and me” time and extended parents sessions.


Parental engagement in Reception and Nursery, building bonds between home and school.


Reading meetings from Library to Early Years Families.


A number of families have now joined the Library which has encouraged our younger children to enjoy a range of books and other reading experiences. 

Visits to Nursery from Police and a Dental Nurse.


Our Nursery children found out more about these people who work in our society.

Visits for Early Years Pupils to parks, Great North Museum, China Town, the beach, Rising Sun Country Park.


Rich experiences for our pupils and opportunities for them to talk about what they have seen.  Parental engagement in school has also strengthened because of this. 

New furniture in Nursery.


Improved the look of the room and has increased accessibility of resources so all pupils get a range of learning opportunities.


Parent assemblies (Numeracy and Christian Values).


Improves communication between home and school and allows family members to see what children are learning in the new curriculum and how they might get involved in their child’s education.

New School Entrance.


More secure and controlled access to school to ensure welfare of adults and children within school.


Appointment of a Learning Mentor.


Able to deal with children’s needs.  Greater emphasis on PSHCE and the welfare of all of our pupils at St Peter’s.

Passport System for some pupils. 


Co-operative learning enhanced leading to more positive behaviour around school. 


Experiential Curriculum.


Planning and delivery of lesson appropriately tailored to reflect emphasis on trips. Allows all of our pupils a range of experiences and increased learning opportunities.


Themed Weeks.

Focus on a particular topic such as E-safety, Healthy Eating, Money, Science and Inter Faith, to provide more experiences and deeper learning for our children at St Peter’s.


Curriculum Time.


Encourages positive behaviour as well as providing opportunity for children to work creatively.


Topic Based Learning.

More extended writing opportunities in foundation subjects resulting in a greater depth of knowledge and understanding around these curriculum areas.


Purple Mash.


Interactive learning which encourages and develops our pupils core skills whilst enhancing independent learning.




Promotes fun learning environments that stimulate our children and encourage them to learn interactively.   


Floor Books.


Deeper thinking and investigative work carried out by our pupils that also encourages collaborative learning.

Extreme Reading.


Encouraging and promoting children to read in a fun way.


Music visitors.


Promote music lessons and enhances the profile of music amongst our children.

Music Teacher.


Greater emphasis on creativity in the classroom.  Specialist teacher meant children were given opportunity to learn at a greater depth.

Science week – visits to Centre for Life, Dove Marine Laboratory.


Brought science to life.  Raised profile of science in our school.

Sporting Achievements/ Festivals eg. 2nd in Skipping Festival, Hockey Festival, Football Team.


Increased sporting experiences for all of our pupils.  Promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Christian Values.


Christian Value Assemblies, displays and certificates contribute to children gaining a deeper understanding of these values and encouraging them to live out these values in everyday life.