Newbury Park Primary School in Redbridge achieves Flagship status.
A Warm Welcome
From my previous experience in 2019, Newbury Park Primary School greets all its visitors with a very warm welcome.
As soon as you walk into the school, it is evident that the Leaders have created an environment that ensures the well-being and inclusion of all. There is a continual strive for development and excellence in everyday practice. During the virtual IQM Review 2020, this same sense of purpose, dedication and passion shone through.
Continuous Improvement of Practice
The Leaders continually want to improve their practice through evidence-based research. Further developments through the ‘Reading Skills Programme’ has improved the delivery, engagement and progress in Reading and Writing across the school. In addition, it has supported the progress across the whole Curriculum.
The school developments since the last IQM Review have been immense.
Informing Curriculum Planning
Leaders have collaborated with staff to ensure each member has a solid understanding of assessment to inform the next steps of learning ensuring that curriculum planning is mapped out in terms of the progression of skills and knowledge across all subject areas. The ‘Curriculum Team’ and the Leaders have created folders to show the application of specific skills and what they look like so that teachers can use this information to inform their curriculum planning. ‘Knowledge, Skills and Understanding’ are developed in different contexts showing clear next steps in progression.
High Expectations for all Pupils
The Leaders have been quick to recognise a need to develop the ‘SEND Provision’ by developing the expertise of staff and the resources within the school. However, it is also clear that Leaders expect excellent provision for all pupils.
Evidence Based Research
‘Excellence’ is continually achieved through evidenced based research that feeds into the school’s ‘Evaluation and Development Cycle’ which underpins everyday practice. Key areas such as the outdoor environment have been identified as opportunities to enhance and extend the learning from the classroom. This has been data driven through the identification of a gap between the boys’ and the girls’ progress with the boys falling behind the girls.
Transition and Change
The ‘Year 6 Learning Centre’ and the transition arrangements between Year Groups shows that innovative and creative ways are developed to ensure transition and change is handled sensitively and carefully.
Parental engagement by the Leaders means that parents feel part of the whole process and know how to support their children during the transition period.
Visitors are Welcomed
Visitors are also welcomed into the school, an example of this, is the recent visit from an IQM school in a different Cluster Group. The visitor was welcomed into the school to learn about the ‘Oracy Skills and Reciprocal Reading Skills’ initiatives.
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