Our vision is to create a nurturing environment where every member of our Crossley Street family is valued and encouraged to take risks in preparation for life in the modern world. All children are inspired to reach their potential and to be respectful, tolerant members of society.
Our vision statement:
“Inspiring today to achieve tomorrow”
1) To re-design our curriculum to ensure it matches our vision and intent.
2) To increase percentages of pupils reaching greater depth in reading at both KS1 and KS2.
3) To increase percentages of pupils reaching expected standard in writing at both KS1 and KS2.
4) To ensure increased use of outdoor space to promote physical and mental well-being, and to ensure PE curriculum promotes managed risk and resilience in children.
2019/20 Success Criteria:
1a) Redistribute objectives for all subjects (except Maths) and begin to consider potential ‘vehicles’ for delivery. 1b) Begin to construct curriculum maps, which cover objectives via over-arching ‘vehicles’ and ensure our curriculum meets the objectives of our vision for our children.
1c) Ensure new autumn term 2020 ‘vehicles’ are resourced and planning of ‘vehicles’ monitored.
1d) Trialling of ‘One Book’ in summer term to fit with new curriculum delivery model.
2a) English strand of ‘Reading’ given priority by splitting reading from writing and profile of reading to be raised by senior leaders.
2b) Phonics streaming in KS1 to be established and guided reading to be embedded as a carousel activity in KS1. In KS2, the reading activity to be supported by the teacher and to include focused questioning.
2c) Introduce KS2 planners to encourage more focused and monitored reading at home and EYFS and KS1 to hold half termly reading drop-ins for parents.
2d) Interventions to focus on specific reading strand/objective and senior leaders to monitor reading data and evaluate effectiveness of interventions.
3a) Establish the ten characteristics of teaching effective writing and analyse strengths and areas for further development.
3b) Introduce year group specific non-negotiables for writing with follow-up action.
3c) Introduce personalised pupil word walls to identify spellings not being used accurately. 3d) Deliver staff training/development in identified areas for development in the ten characteristics of teaching effective writing.
4a) Construct new long-term plan for PE, incorporating Leeds Rhinos and Flex Dance coaches, with staff delivering increased quantity of PE units themselves, incorporating skills learned from prior coach visits.
4b) Work towards objectives for Active Mark Gold award for summer term assessment.
4c) Outdoor classroom to be completed and in-place, alongside new fixed-play equipment.
4d) Spring and summer term inter-school competition organised amongst WVLP schools.
4e) Outdoor learning opportunities and curriculum enhancement opportunities provided for all year groups to include increased/managed risk, such as Junior Warrior for Y4.