Pocklington C.E. Infant School

Happy Children Love Learning

Strategic Vision

Every school needs to have a long-term strategy, based on a shared vision. It is the job of the governors, working with senior leaders of the school, to agree a Strategic Vision for the coming three to five years. 

In 2017 the school received a good rating from Ofsted.  In 2019, at the request of the headteacher, ERYC school improvement team and the Diocese undertook a joint monitoring visit and made recommendations for school improvement. Parent views obtained via surveys in the summer term of 2019 were considered when writing the school strategic vision. At the beginning of the Autumn Term 2019, governors and staff came together to identify key priorities that would enable the school to  “provide quality learning experiences that enable everyone to reach their potential within a stimulating, safe Christian ethos and environment”. A small working group was set up to draft the strategic vision based on the identified key priorities. The priorities were discussed at the Full Governing Body in December 2019 and the strategic vision agreed. The Headteacher then wrote the school development plan for the year ahead based on the strategic vision.  Monitoring of the impact and sustainability will be carried out by governors via evidence provided in the Headteacher’s report, governor visits and other governor involvement with the School. The strategic vision will be reviewed annually at the summer term FGB and will direct the school development plan for the following school year.




Because of our vision we want …. 

Because of our vision we will...

To improve our age appropriate communication, language and literacy skills across the school and prepare our children for the next step in their educational journey 

SIAMS Strand 2 Wisdom Knowledge Skills

OFSTED Quality of Education

Develop communication friendly classrooms. And embed skills across the curriculum that support communication.

Provide interventions to pupils needing additional support

To continue to improve stakeholder engagement and opportunities to be an active part of the life and work of the school. 

SIAMS Strand 4 Community and Living Well Together

OFSTED Behaviour and Attitudes

Develop a comms strategy to develop open and professional dialogue with parents and stakeholders. To include celebrating successes, and telling our story. 

To promote the physical and mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff. 

SIAMS Strand 2 Wisdom Knowledge Skills

             Strand 4 Community and Living Well Together

OFSTED Quality of Education

               Behaviour and Attitudes

Implement new requirements for Health, Relationships and Sex Education

Following a needs assessment we will write an action plan to improve identified weaknesses’ in health and wellbeing provision.

Develop a sensory room and sensory circuit

To develop the leadership capacity within the school 

SIAMS Strand 1 Vision and Leadership

OFSTED Leadership and Management

Work with Advisors from ERYC, Diocese and a LLE to write and implement an action plan to develop leadership capacity at all levels across the school

To design and deliver an engaging, well planned curriculum that meets the needs of our pupils, and gives them the knowledge and skills to enable them to reach their potential and promote a love learning and be prepared for the next step in their educational journey 

SIAMS Strand 2 Wisdom Knowledge Skills

             Strand 3 Character Development….

             Strand 5 Dignity and Respect

OFSTED Quality of Education

               Behaviour and Attitudes

               Character Development

Implement ‘clever classroom’ strategies, and strengthen provision based / outdoor learning.

Identify what makes our curriculum unique to the needs of our pupils.

Plan and deliver a curriculum that ensures pupils are knowledgeable about different backgrounds, heritage, language and traditions of all the children living in the UK

Map our curriculum to identify knowledge and skills progression from FS1 to Yr2.