Our priorities

At Ponteland Primary School we are committed to continual improvement.

Through self-evaluation, we have identified four aspects that we feel are essential to our future growth as a school.

Teaching children to read is our highest academic priority. We want every child to be a fluent reader by the age of 7 and, if not, every effort is made to ensure they catch up quickly so that they can access our ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum which is designed and delivered in a way to help them know more and remember more and to empower them to act as positive agents of change in their communities and the wider world.

At Ponteland Primary School we are committed to continual improvement.

Through self-evaluation, we have identified five aspects that we feel are essential to our future growth as a school

Strategic priority 1

 

To develop early reading skills in all pupils; to ensure intervention where progress is below expectations in order that those pupils rapidly catch up; and to develop a desire to read for pleasure leading to lifelong learning and achievement.

Strategic priority 2

 

To plan and embed a purposefully sequenced and interconnected curriculum that supports children to develop deep understanding of key concepts.

Strategic priority 3

 

To develop an innovative and risk taking culture by initiating individual action research projects in school around making learning more memorable.

Strategic priority 4

To safeguard all pupils.

Strategic priority 5

 

To support pupils’ wellbeing, both mentally and physically, and develop skills of collaboration, creative thinking and imagination through the development of our outdoor environment.