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School Improvement Plan

Great Hollands Primary School – School Improvement & Management Plan (SIMP)

A Mission Statement

  • Our school aims to create an environment in which all children and adults feel valued, respected and fairly treated.
  • We aim to ensure that all children of our school enjoy learning and experience success, and for each individual to reach his/her potential.


  • to be an open school
  • with parents in partnership
  • governed by an active governing body
  • providing a curriculum for the 21st century
  • With extended services for our families and the wider community

The school learning plan has been informed through Ofsted report January 2012 and through ongoing evaluation of the whole school setting by the local authority and schools own senior management team.

Each step has been developed through consultation with pupils, staff parents and the governing body.

Great Hollands Primary School – Thinking and Learning Together

Great Hollands Primary School

Key Tasks

This School Development Plan has been written with due regard to the Every Child Matters agenda that still underpins all that we strive to achieve at Great Hollands.

At Great Hollands we aim to ensure that  everyone can

We believe this can be achieved by:-

Be Healthy 

Helping learners to adopt healthy lifestyles, build their self esteem and lead active lives

Stay Safe 

Keeping learners safe from bullying, harassment and other dangers 

Enjoy and Achieve

Enabling learners to make good progress and personal development and to enjoy their education

Make a positive contribution 

Ensuring that learners understand their rights and  responsibilities, are listened to and participate in the life of the community

Achieve Economic and Social Well Being

 Helping learners to become well-functioning members of our multicultural and technologically advanced society

School Development Plan

November 2015

The school development plan has been informed through recommendations from the Ofsted report January 2012 and through ongoing evaluation of the whole school setting by the local authority and school’s own senior management team. It has been developed through consultation with pupils, staff, parents and the governing body.

Our Vision Statement

Our School Values

Staff, governors and volunteers work together to encourage the development of an ethos that embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of all children and adults.  We celebrate individuality and the contribution that each individual can make.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children. We recognise our responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practices and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.

We value learning through collaboration, peer mentoring and challenge. We instil independence and trust in all learners and encourage continued self-improvement for all.

Our School Aims

  • To create an environment in which all children and adults feel valued, respected and treated fairly, and to ensure that all members of the school community enjoy learning and experience success.
  • To provide a happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment, in which all children able to develop self-motivation and independence.
  • To provide a broad, balanced, creative curriculum in line with the National Curriculum, which embraces creativity and the arts.
  • To develop children’s skills, knowledge and understanding of English, including speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • To embrace new technologies and develop a fluent understanding of computing to prepare children for a modern working environment.
  • To enable children to understand the concepts of number, measurement, shape and size in order to apply them in everyday life.
  • To create an awareness of scientific ideas through investigation and interpretation; to encourage children to analyse and to solve problems.
  • To develop children’s self-awareness, understanding and respect of others, their school environment and the wider community.
  • To develop children’s understanding of how places, people and beliefs have changed and developed over time.
  • To nurture in our children a sense of community and of being responsible citizens, making a difference locally, nationally and globally.
  • To encourage moral development through discussion, sharing and an appreciation of other people’s beliefs and values within a diverse community.
  • To provide a learning environment in which every child is treated with fairness, honesty and respect and is given every opportunity to succeed and view himself or herself as a lifelong learner.
  • To promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
  1. SIMP Summary 2015-16

    Updated - 11/03/16