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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

To be the best we can be, living to learn, learning to live with God at our side.


School Improvement & professional learning plans

 Below are the School Improvement priorities for 2021-22  

Inspection Area 1:  Learning

*80% of pupils in cohort 2018 and cohort 2017 achieving the expected level

*90% of all pupils making the expected progress in literacy and numeracy against their targets

*50% decrease in the number of pupils with severe speech and language difficulties from entry in Early Years (20% ->10%)


Inspection Area 2 : Well-being

* Supporting the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of pupils especially those impacted by Covid 19

*Relaunch pupil voice groups post pandemic. Focussing on school council, peer mentors, eco club (Dirt is Good initiative).

*Relaunch full extra-curricular and offsite opportunities timetable from September 2021.


Inspection Area 3 : Teaching & Learning

*Focus on developing opportunities for pupils to use and improve their Welsh skills outside of designated Welsh lessons.

*Develop and trial 3 Areas of Learning (AOLs) for-

  • Literacy Language & Communication (Summer/Autumn 2021);
  • Mathematics and Numeracy (Autumn 2021);
  • Health & Well Being (Spring 2022).


Inspection Area 4 : Care Support & Guidance

*Launch whole school THRIVE initiative

*Introduce and launch personal centred planning as a whole school initiative;

*HT to work with Welsh Government to help develop ALNET and continue the development and implementation of ALNET (2021); *Relaunch face to face parental engagement post pandemic.


Inspection Area 5 : Leadership

*Early Years lead to complete CSC Middle leadership course 2021/22;

*CH to participate in CSC coaching and mentoring course 2021/22;

*Develop middle leaders in their knowledge and understanding of the Monitoring Evaluation & Recording  process linked to the new curriculum;

*Foundation Phase KS leader to work with Foundation phase staff to lead moderation, standards and the curriculum.


"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 2021-22 for SJL based on percentage of free school meals is £123,050.

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).