Our Lady of Lourds

St Norbert's
Catholic Voluntary Academy

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School Improvement Plan/SDP

 St Norbert’s Key Priorities

September 2022/23


Key Priority 1: RE

Catholic Life: To explore ways in which the Outstanding practice can be used to support and inspire other schools with the Trust. (DCI Improvement Point March 2022)

Collective Worship: To further embed pupil-led liturgy through employing creative strategies.

Religious Education: To improve pupils understanding and use of key vocabulary in order to further develop and enhance the religious literacy skills of pupils across the school. (DCI Improvement Point March 2022)

Article 14: You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Key Priority 2: Quality of Education

To raise attainment and progress in Mathematics across the school.

Article 3: All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.


Key Priority 3: Behaviour and Attitudes
To improve pupil outcomes by developing successful learning experiences for all learners to help further develop self-belief, resilience, character, motivation, and engagement.
Article 28: All children and young people have a right to a primary education, which should be free. Discipline in schools should respect children’s human dignity. Young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education they are capable of.


Key Priority 4: Personal Development

To further develop our ‘Five Ways to Well-being’ offer to all stakeholders to ensure there is a positive impact on physical health and mental health and well-being. (NHS 2019 Review due November 2022)

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Key Improvement 4: Leadership and Management

To develop effectiveness and capacity of middle and senior leaders so that a broad and balanced curriculum offer is embedded, and excellent teaching is typical across the school. (White Paper 2022 DfE)

Article 6:  All children have the right to life and develop healthily.

Article 12: You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

Key Improvement 5: EYFS

To enhance and develop communication and language early intervention to raise level of GLD to ensure successful transition to KS1 and National Curriculum.

Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, and writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.