St Kevin's Primary and Nursery

School Improvement

  • Cluster Priority

    To develop a shared ambition to develop improvements for children and families

    • To improve writing across the cluster
    • To develop nurturing approaches in each school
    • To reduce the number of pupils identified as vulnerable
    • To improve pupil mental health by increasing SDQ scores
    • To improve participation and strengthen expressive arts throughout the cluster, building pupil confidence and creativity.
    • Increase teacher confidence in teaching STEM

    School Priority 1 

    To ensure equity for all learners and to close the attainment gap in response to covid-19

    • To develop a refreshed curriculum rationale
    • Children will be supported through consistent shared understanding of standards in literacy and numeracy
    • Robust arrangements are in place to support children unable to attend school
    • To improve pupil attainment in literacy with a particular focus on writing and talking and listening
    • To improve attainment in numeracy at all stages with a 5 % increase in pupils ‘on track’
    • Identified gaps in learning will be addressed through careful planning, high quality learning and interventions where appropriate.

    School Priority 2 

    To further support the mental, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of all children, families and staff.

    • Identify staff training needs as a result of staff self-evaluation HGIOS 3.1
    • Identify pupils from the SDQ and ensure careful planning to meet children’s wellbeing needs
    • Staff, children and young people understand the GIRFEC principles and processes and wellbeing indicators.
    • Make effective use of the Wellbeing application to securely record and plan pupil wellbeing
    • All staff make effective use of progressive HWB programmes –
    • All children participate in a range of outdoor learning experiences
    • Continue working towards Rights Respecting Schools status and embed a children’s Rights approach to all aspects of school life
    • Encourage good self-care and provide opportunities to support staff wellbeing


    School Priority 3

    Establish a digital pedagogy across all stages of the curriculum, which engages leaners and delivers a high quality learning experience for all children and young people.

    • Develop online learning plans to ensure continued and progressive learning both in school and remotely
    • Plan approaches to digital pedagogy to develop and enhance learning and teaching.
    • Make effective use of attainment data to inform targeted digital interventions.
    • Embed digital approaches to assessment for and of learning, informing learners’ next steps.
    • Develop progressive approach to digital skills within and across the curriculum
    • Digital technologies are used to continue the inclusion of pupil voice and community involvement in school improvement.

    Digital skills for the whole family are developed to support access to learning

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