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 2018-2019


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



Success Criteria

Pupil Wellbeing

To develop & establish whole school practice in supporting & enhancing pupil & staff wellbeing. 

The ethos of the school explicitly focuses on wellbeing and approaches to develop this are consistent. 

Creative Curriculum

To review the curriculum for Art, DT, Music & Dance

The curriculum for each subject is progressive, relevant & engaging. As a result of this review, pupil outcomes in these areas improve. 

Thematic Curriculum

To review the medium term planning for themes to ensure knowledge & skills are progressive. 

Teams have a progressive, engaging & relevant curriculum which balances skills & knowledge. 


To raise the profile of oracy across the school and improve the teaching of it to support vocabulary aquisition & sentence construction. 

To be confirmed after Oracy Project has been finalised - Jan 2019. 


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Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

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