Julian's Primary School Governing Body
School Equality Objectives
Achievement and Attainment: To ensure that all pupils make progress including vulnerable groups and to narrow (and close) the gaps between groups. Specifically, the school has a relentless focus on narrowing the gaps between children eligible for the Pupil Premium and those who aren’t, between children who speak English as an additional language and those who don’t and raising the attainment of children with Special Educational Needs.
The School Community: To ensure that the school is open to the whole community. Specifically, we will focus on ensuring that all parents and carers are encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning and in the life of the school, and that diversity and inclusion are considered in all that the governing body does, including when recruiting new governors.
Julian's Governing Body strategic priorities for 2017-2020
The context against which the governing body has considered the stategic piriorities is that:
(a) the school is expanding year on year until 2020 when it will be full, and
(b) the school is very likely to experience significant budget cuts due to a change to the natonal funding formula, tapered from 2018 and with full effect in 2019. The current projection is that by 2019 the school may receive 2.8% less per pupil.
The priority of the Governing Body of Julian's Primary School for the three years 2017-20 will be to effectively manage the transition and ensure excellence throughout the expanding school.
Against this challenging context, the governors have identified the following key goals over the next 3 years:
- To ensure excellent standards of achievement and progress for all children - all children, including at Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, to make substantial and sustained progress from different starting points, and achieve to the maximum potential. Particularly ensuring that gaps are closed for more vulnerable children and more able children have good extension opportunities
- To ensure excellent teaching and learning - all teaching standards to be consistently good or better, with an increasing amount of outstanding teaching
- To ensure the school attracts, develops and keeps the right people - have the right governors, staff and leaders in post, ensuring staff feel involved in their CPD
- To ensure excellent financial management - have transparent, robust financial procedures, budget & plan effectively, ensuring the limited resources are directed at the things identified as priorities
- To provide an outstanding curriculum offer in the face of a challenging budget - ensure children grow up as creative, resilient citizens, providing a broad and balanced curriculum which meets national curriculum requirements and uses creative themes to embed learning. Ensure children are taught to be healthy, care for our environment and look after themselves and each other
- To ensure a strong culture of inclusion is fostered - consult with all parents and carers on important issues, create & maintain strong links with local primary schools, have positive relationships with local organisations and businesses & create opportunities for learning locally
Full Governing Body minutes 28th September 2017
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