Pocklington C.E. Infant School

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Strategic Vision


Every school needs to have a long-term strategic plan, based on a shared vision. It is the job of the governors, working with senior leaders of the school, to agree the strategic plan. 

In 2019, at the request of the head teacher, ERYC school improvement team and the Diocese undertook a joint monitoring visit and made recommendations for school improvement. Parent views obtained via surveys were considered when writing the school strategic plan.

At the beginning of each term, governors and staff come together to identify key priorities.  We currently have 5 key priorities as part of our strategic plan:

  • To be an effective CofE school whose distinctive Christian vision is established and promoted by leaders at all levels and enables pupils and adults to flourish. 
  • To improve our age appropriate communication, language and literacy (CLL) skills across the school and prepare our children for the next step in their educational journey 
  • 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 
  • To promote the physical and mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff
  • To strengthen the leadership at all levels to improve standards and accelerate progress across the school.
  • To engage parents in second households to ensure they are well informed about school life and their child’s progress.

The Head Teacher and senior staff then writes the school development plan for the year ahead.  Monitoring of the school development plan and progress towards achieving the key priorities is carried out by governors via evidence provided in the Head Teacher’s report, governor visits and other governor involvement with the School.