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Academy improvement plan

We are focusing on the below areas in 2017-2018 to enhance the provision and outcomes for your children at Holmbush.


Improving Phonics so more children pass the phonics check.


Improving Reading so children can engage with, understand and enjoy a wider range of high quality texts.


Helping more children achieve at a higher level and in greater depth.


Diminishing the difference so children with specific needs or in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant do as well as their peers.


Improving Fluency in number so children can recall number facts efficiently.



Improving children’s reasoning and problem solving skills.



Ensure children enjoy and cover a broad and balanced curriculum, achieving the same standards in Science, History, Geography and Music as they do in English and Maths.




Improve children’s vocabulary and higher order thinking skills through dialogic teaching and learning.




Rights Respecting School

We are aiming to take our Rights Respecting School status to the next level and global learning is helping us to do that, alongside high quality RE, PSHE, Assemblies and Talk Project linked to British Values.

We hope this is of interest to you and if there is anything else we can be doing to improve please let us know. You can message any of the staff via Class Dojo or ring the office to make an appointment.

Many thanks for your continued enthusiastic and kind support – it is very much appreciated!