Summer Term 2014
Links with the School Improvement Plan (SIP) 2013-2014
(How does the visit relate to a priority in the SIP? Which specific part is it linked to?)
To further improve presentation in books. 'there are consistently high expectations of the standards of presentation in pupils’ books.'
5 classes were visited (R, Y1, Y2, Y5, Y6)
Governors saw examples of children's work in all classes and Staff explained how high standards of presentation are worked on as appropriate to the age group of the children. In KS1 the focus in handwriting is on correct letter formation and joining up is begun when this is in place. Staff use modelling and a range of differently printed stationery to help with neat presentation. Consistent use of rulers for underlining is expected. This last is continued in KS2, where pens are introduced when the handwriting is fully joined. In Upper KS2 children are allowed to develop their own style, providing it is of a consistent size, slope etc.. At this stage some work is drafted and then copied out for presentation in Topic books.
IH carried out a Health and Safety visit during which no problems were identified.
During the year both Staff and Governors found the new style of visit form to be useful in helping to focus visits on aspects of the SIP.