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 2019-2020


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



Success Criteria


To review and develop the curriculum for the foundation subjects so that the acquisition of knowledge is prioritised and children know and remember more.




Children will be able to recall a range of knowledge across subjects over time.



To review the teaching of comprehension skills and improve reading outcomes across the school.

The percentage of children achieving ARE in reading at the end of KS1 and KS2 is at least in line with national averages


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Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

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