Below are the School Improvement priorities for 2021-22
Inspection Area 1: Standards
*Increase the number of pupils in year two (cohort 2018) and year three (cohort 2017) achieving the expected level above 80%
*Reduce the gap between pupils entitled to free school meals and non-free school meals
*Continue to use strategies to identify and raise speech and language in the early years.
Inspection Area 2 : Well-being
*Relaunch pupil voice groups post pandemic. Focus on school council; peer mentors; eco club and hedgehog groups from September 2021.
*Relaunch full after school clubs 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 final 3 areas of learning (AOL) for;
1)Language Literacy & Communication (Summer 2021)
2)Mathematics & Numeracy (Autumn 2021)
3)Health & Well-being (Spring 2022)
Inspection Area 4 : Care Support & Guidance
*Launch whole school THRIVE initiative and screen year2 – year6 pupils.
*Introduce and launch personal centre planning – whole school initiative
*Relaunch face to face parental engagement post pandemic.
*Continue development of Additional Learning Needs Bill (2022)
Inspection Area 5 : Leadership
*Head teacher to work with Welsh Government to help develop ALNET
*Develop middle leaders in their knowledge and understanding of the monitoring, recording and reporting process linked to accountability and curriculum for Wales (2022).
*Key stage leader to work with foundation staff in year two to shadow and coach staff in moderation, standards and 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 2020-21 for SJL based on percentage of free school meals is £96,600.
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).