School Improvement Plan


Glemsford Primary Academy is a special place. It is a warm school at the heart of the village community full of wonderful people. Over the past few years, it has made significant improvements and we look forward to showing the wider community what a good school we are. In the next few pages, you will see my aim for the school over the coming 12 months. My main priority is to ensure that all of our children are being taught good and outstanding lessons all of the time.

We are an ambitious school. Not only do we want to improve this year, but also we want to look further into the future, sharing our vision.

My vision for the school over the next three years are as followed:

  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to become outstanding and for OFSTED to confirm this judgement.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to consistently perform above national average scores in GLD % in reception, year 1 phonics scores and year 2 and year 6 SATS.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to be a key figure within the Unity Schools Partnership Trust and Suffolk, with leaders and teachers visiting us to see exemplar practice.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to be an outwards facing school delivering CPD to other schools - locally and nationally- and carrying evidence research projects for the benefit of Glemsford and others.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to continue to deliver a rich and varied curriculum that enables all children to be curious and motivated learners.
  • For children who leave Glemsford Primary Academy to fulfil their dreams and aspirations, whether that be going to the top universities, getting the best jobs or whatever it is that gives them fulfilment.
  • For Glemsford Primary Academy to be the “first choice” for all parents from the village and its surrounding communities.
  • For everyone one who works at Glemsford Primary Academy to continue to love being here, reaching their full potential and as they do now doing this with a smile on their face.



Every year we think carefully about our strength sand areas for development and I work with senior staff and governors to write a school improvement plan. This year the key priorities on the school improvement plan include:


For teaching and learning to be at least good and often outstanding

To develop the effectiveness of middle leaders / UPS teachers so they have a wider impact across the school

To develop children’s resilience and independence

To be a leading light within the trust in how we use Teaching Assistants to improve pupil outcomes.

To develop the broader curriculum including developing writing opportunities outside of literacy lessons

To improve outcomes for Pupil Premium children across the school

To improve the staff well-being

To improve children`s reasoning skills



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