The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school has continued to improve since the last inspection with improvements in pupils' achievements. These improvements have been driven by an energetic, passionate and focused leadership team. The head teacher, senior leaders and governors are a strong and united team, ensuring that pupils' needs, progress and achievements are always kept at the centre of the school priorities. High expectations are set in progress, achievements, teaching & learning and in all areas of the school's work. The head teacher, leadership team and governors have a secure overview of the school strengths and areas for development, based on an effective strategy for self-evaluation. 

Each year, the leadership team, along with the Governing body, analyse the school data and other key aspects of self-evaluation to decide on the key improvement priorities for the upcoming year. Progress towards these aims is closely monitored by the School Leadership Team. Each member monitors the actions being taken within a given strand and they are then answerable to key members of the Governing body, thus ensuring the priorities are met and improvement is evident. 

School Improvement Priorities 2017-18


Below is an overview of the school improvement aims that the school is working towards this year. 



Success Criteria


To increase the number of pupils who achieve a higher score in reading by the end of KS2

20% of cohort achieve a higher score in reading


To increase the percentage of pupils achieving AREs in writing by the end of KS1 and across the school

85% of each cohort achieve AREs in writing


To further develop and embed the teaching of spelling using the Read, Write Inc approach from Y2 upwards to ensure more pupils achieve their AREs in spelling

75% of each cohort achieve AREs in spelling


To increase the number of pupils who achieve a higher score in maths by the end of KS2

20% of cohort achieve a higher score in maths



To develop a range of resources and strategies to improve pupil wellbeing

Positive mental health is a core focus across the school and those children giving cause for concern have improved wellbeing 

Online Safety

To achieve the eSafety Mark

The eSafety Mark has been achieved and provision is good.


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Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303