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Resilience

The 'Resilience' Team 

Miss Kostiw, Mr Durrant, Mrs Thomas, Ms Bartlett and Mrs Nerdrum. 

 

  • Just as we teach and establish the classroom structures for learning to read we can do the same for building and supporting resilience, a proactive skill in all our students. When the teachers at our school establish resilient classrooms they support memorable experiences for children and higher academic achievement.
  • We encourage children to develop an ethos of never giving up and never giving in, part of learning to be resilient is learning that mistakes are a purposeful tool for learning and a positive experience to work through.
  • Our children are always encouraged to aim higher and higher. We believe that children will persist in problem solving if we support that persistence. Children become more confident in their skills when we convey to them, through positive nurturing and encouragement, that they are capable and up to the challenge.
  • Part of learning to be resilient is also recognising that there will also be times when things get tough. We are committed at promoting positive mental health and well-being at Offham and therefore, through our PSHE, nurture and wellbeing schemes, we also aim to help our children develop the capacity to work through difficult times.

 

This year, we have been tasked with improving pupil outcomes. Below are a selection of areas we have been working on with staff and pupils.

 

Venn Diagrams: Tracking children's combined data to effectively target those who may struggle to meet end of year targets.

 

Progress Journey Displays: A visual aid within the classroom to help children articulate the progress they have made across a topic.

 

Peer and Self Assessment: Introduce a clear structure for children to reflect on their work. 

 

School Values: These will be displayed in each classroom, and referred to on a regular basis in lessons.

 

Pupil Voice: Pupils will have an input in designing a sequence of lessons based on what they would like to learn, in order to make their learning more engaging, challenging and exciting.

 

Cross Curricular Learning: Teachers will work together to help build creative links between subjects and topics.

 

Split Inputs and Video Observations: Teachers will be trained in split input teaching and asked to video lessons, in order to improve, and help teachers reflect on, pedagogy.

 

Chilli Challenges: Children will select their learning difficulty, allowing them independence, autonomy and control in their learning. 

 

Maths, Art, D.T and P.E

 

These subjects have been allocated to us to help analyse, maintain and improve. 

 

Our action plan is outlined below to show our progress so far this year:

 

ACTION PLAN FOR 2017/2018

Overarching Value: Resilience

 

 

Action

Lead Person/

People involved

Resources and cost

When?

Success criteria

Maths

Update policy (including calculation policy)

OK

-

Term 1/2

  • Calculation policy to follow new Kent tracking statements.
  • Teachers aware of progression of methods.

Analyse maths questions in Kent Test and 2017 SATs.

OK

-

Term 1

  • Improvement in KS2 SATs results
  • Identifying gaps across key stage.

Research maths schemes/planning resources to embed across the school.

OK

TBC

Term 1/2

  • Consistent planning across the school
  • Fluency and mastery embedded across the school.

Introduce maths termly assessments (topic based and end of term)

OK

-

Term 1

  • Support teachers’ assessments
  • Used to find gaps in children’s understanding to plan future lessons.

Mastery Exposed to Breadth and Depth

O.K / Teachers

-

Ongoing

  • New resources implemented
  • Improved attainment
  • Teachers confident in placing this in their lessons consistently.

Monitor pupil progress/analyse termly data

OK

-

Term 2-6

  • Class teachers aware of each child’s progress and action plans/provision in place where needed. Work with teachers when necessary to support provision.

Observe lessons and carry out planning scrutiny to ensure outdoor learning is taking place in maths.

OK

-

Ongoing

  • Children actively engaged in maths outdoors.
  • Teachers to implement a number of topics outside.

Maths Week

O.K and M.D

Whole School

-

Term 3

w/c 5/2/18

 

  • Children enthusiastic about maths and recognise cross-curricular potential
  • Improved attainment

Physical Resources for Maths

O.K

£200

Term 1/2

  • Children will have opportunity to demonstrate their learning in different ways
  • Consistent Differentiation
  • Improved attainment

Monitor CPD

OK

TBC

Ongoing

  • Individual and whole school needs addressed.

 

Work with Mosaic Cluster Group to Moderate and Evaluate work

Teachers

-

TBD

  • Use new Kent Moderation statements to aid judgement.
  • Accurate assessment

Presentation in Maths

O.K and M.D

-

Term 4

  • Less worksheets.
  • Children will be demonstrating their learning in different ways (using manipulatives/taking photographs)

Complete Maths mastery audit to assess current areas of strengths and weaknesses linked to maths mastery.

OK

-

Term 1

  • Identify gaps for improvement in terms of maths mastery.
  • Teachers to have a greater awareness of maths mastery to embed in lessons.

Deliver staff meeting for implementation of new manipulatives

OK

-

Term 3

  • Teachers more confident in new manipulatives.
  • Teachers understand the benefits of using manipulatives
  • Children more secure in explaining their reasoning in maths.

P.E.

Movement Breaks

O.K.

Teachers

-

KS2 Oct ½ Term

Whole School Jan. 2018

  • Children more productive before, during and after lessons.
  • Children show increasing awareness of importance in fitness.

Wider Range of Clubs

Premier Sports/ZR Sports

£270 weekly (possibility of recouping cost)

Ongoing

  • Children given opportunities to try and excel in new sports.
  • Children more productive before, during and after lessons.
  • Children show increasing awareness of importance in fitness.

Joe Wicks Fitness Week

M.D

Whole School

-

W.B 11.09.17

  • Children more productive before, during and after lessons.
  • Children show increasing awareness of importance in fitness.
  • Children gain knowledge of fitness / aerobic routines

Change for Life (Games Club)

Premier Sports

£270 weekly (possibility of recouping cost)

Yr 5/6 – Mon 2pm

Yr 3/4 - Mon 2.30

Yr 1/2 – Tues 2pm

  • Children will have developed fundamental movement skills
  • Improve confidence, well-being and teamwork skills

Run before School

M.D

-

Wednesdays before school (W.B 25.09.17)

  • Children more productive before, during and after lessons.
  • Children show increasing awareness of importance in fitness.
  • Playground less crowded in mornings

Increased involvement of Sports Council

A.T/A.N

-

Meeting twice a term

  • Pupil voice / opinion acknowledged and put into practice.
  • Children to have gained organisational skills.

Sports Day

Whole School

£200

16/7/18

  • Maintain links with parents, families and community
  • Children exposed to competition.
  • Increased awareness of health and fitness

Maintain Fixture List

O.K, A.T, M.D

-

Initial event list – Term 1 Ongoing

  • Connections with other schools upheld.
  • Children will have been exposed to competition, new experiences and the wider community.

PE statement for website

OK, MD

-

Term 1

  • Explain how PE funding is being used across the school.

Update curriculum map

OK, MD

-

Term 1

  • Expose children to a wider range of sports throughout the year.
  • Ensure there is no overlap between year groups of objectives covered.

Art and DT

Cross Curriculum Learning

O.K and M.D

Teachers

-

Evidenced at same time as book scrutiny

  • Improved creativity and presentation
  • Enriched topics

Arts Week

Whole team

TBC

Term 3

w/c 8/1/17

  • Children exposed to a range of enriching topics
  • Improved attainment and progress
  • Children exposed to new experiences

Kent Based Competition / Exhibitions

Whole School

-

First by Dec, second before Summer Term 1

  • Increased purpose for, and pride in, student’s work
  • Improved displays

Link to Secondary Schools

O.K and A.N

-

KS2 by Oct ½ Term

  • Children exposed to higher level work
  • Improved skills
  • Children exposed to wider community / settings

Visitors and Workshops

M.D and A.T

£200

In place for Spring Term 1

  • Children exposed to higher level work
  • Improved / new skills and work
  • Children engaged with topic

Child-Led Display Board

C.B

-

Set up W.B 25.09.17

  • Pupil voice / opinion acknowledged and put into practice. Accurate representation of work.
  • Increased pride in work

Book Scrutiny

OK and MD

-

End of Term 2, 4 and 6

  • Increased attainment
  • Improved presentation

Update/Restock physical resources

C.B

Art Budget

Ongoing

  • Children to be able to use a range of art supplies over the year and be exposed to new methods/materials.
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