School Improvement Plan
Every year we focus on a different area of the school curriculum to improve and develop the way we teach. From April 2021 our focus will be on reading. Following a visit from our school improvement advisor, we will be looking at ways to develop reading across the school, particularly focusing on reading with expression, developing an understanding of language, comprehension, and punctuation.
Reading has always been good at Linslade Lower School and we want the children to continue this trend. We aim for them to be able to read fluently and accurately with a deep level of understanding. We also want them to enjoy reading and regard it as a pleasurable activity.
Through the year we will be undertaking school-wide training to enable us to develop whole-class reading lessons. These lessons will replace guided reading sessions. We will share more information about this in the coming months.
We will be writing a questionnaire to parents about the online and real books system we use across the school to find out what you think and any ways you would like us to improve. We will be sending home information for parents to explain how we teach reading.
Following the wonderful ideas the children produced in Lockdown, the teachers are going to “revamp” the book corners in classrooms so that they are used effectively to develop a love of reading in the children.
To fund this project we applied for a grant from Central Beds Council and were awarded £3500. Our PTA has also given us £1000 to purchase books. This money will be spent on training and resources. Children will be involved in this area of development, with certificates awarded and displays around the school explaining what we are doing. For further information please take a look at the full School Improvement Plan.