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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

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School Priorities

School Improvement Plan (SIP) 2018-19

Below are the School Improvement priorities for 2018-19


SIP Priority 2018-19

IA1- Pupils Standards


Foundation Phase

*To raise standards of More Able  girls in Maths

* To continue to raise nursery pupils baseline on entry to Reception (link to IA3- EY Unit Provision)

* To continue to raise Additional Learning Needs Boys Reading to reduce Gender gap (link to IA3- EY Wriggly Reading initiative)



* To raise Additional Learning Needs Y6 GTR pupils standards in reading & literacy.

*To continue to close the gap @ expected level of eFSM v nFSM pupils (PDG)

*To continue to close the gap @ expected level + of eFSM v nFSM pupils (PDG)


*Pupils use of independent use of Welsh

IA2- Wellbeing

* Further develop the role of pupil voice via Pupil voice groups working alongside the Governing Body sub committees (e.g. staffing, standards & wellbeing)

* Continue to improve Gypsy Traveller Roma attendance ( Estyn Recommendation)

* Continue to improve eFSM pupils attendance

IA3- Teaching & Learning

3.1 - Teaching

  • Continue to improve the quality of teaching from ‘good’ to ‘excellent’.
  • To further develop pupils independence building on Sum 18 INSET to ; develop Explore Area in Early Years unit, deconstruct role play area to be pupil led in FP, Problem solving provision in KS2 ( incl Y2)


  • FP Assessment for Learning  2nd phase to move on from self to peer to peer evaluation


3.2 & 3.3 – Provision

  • To further develop learning experiences in line with new Areas of Learning curriculum (Donaldson)
  • To further develop provision for FP More able  girls in Maths skills


To continue to develop opportunities for pupil independent use of Welsh

IA4- Care support & guidance

4.1 ALN

* Additional Learning Needs Boys provision in FP – New wriggly readers reading scheme

*Additional Learning Needs Y6 Gypsy Traveller Roma  boys literacy provision link with Traveller Education service provision

*Continue to prepare for ALN bill & change in ALNCo provision

IA5 – Leadership



*GB to develop understanding of Additional Learning Needs Bill & new Curriculum

*GB to continue to further develop parental links and pupil voice

*HT to continue as mentor on Catholic Leadership/ New to headship programme


"The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is extra funding from the Welsh Government to overcome the additional barriers poorer pupils face that prevent them from reaching their potential.  This may include exceptionally able pupils who, because of their family background are not achieving their full personal potential, even though they appear to be holding their own in comparison with their peers ".

The allocation for the financial year 2018-19 for SJL based on percentage of free school meals is £100,050.

This money will fund small groups or individual support  and interventions to develop pupils numeracy and literacy skills.  This will include using specialist intervention programmes alongside resources including digital technologies (DCF).

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