Sheerness West Federation

Sheerness West Federation Recovery Plan 2020 – 2021

These are the key priorities for the Federation Recovery Plan: (draft)

Quality of Education A1) To use the best combination of formative assessment, simple (no stress) tests and tasks (in Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths) and existing assessment to baseline learning as early as possible, to identify any newly vulnerable children, and to recover any lost skills in Term 1 where possible.

A2) To review the curriculum to implement a revised sharper version from Term 2 (only key learning to be covered).

A3) To use the White Rose Maths Recovery planning and resource materials from the start of term, and Rapid Recovery approach to ensure that gaps in learning are addressed in Maths.

A4) To ensure that previously identified potentially GD/High attaining children are challenged in their learning, only revisiting missed learning where absolutely necessary.  
Behaviour and Attitudes B1) To ensure a safe, reassuring and happy environment for children and staff to return to.

B2) To re-establish behaviours for learning according to the behaviour policy, recognising and addressing the challenges this will present to some children.

B3) To improve overall attendance by reassuring parents of the safety measures in place and the importance of children returning to school and attending regularly.

B4) To reduce Persistent Absence by addressing particular Covid worries.  
Personal development C1) To adapt our federation approach to promoting emotional wellbeing to reflect lockdown, the pandemic and its effect.

C2) To ensure an extremely careful and effective transition process for returning children /Reception children moving to Year 1 and children new to the school in Nursery/ Reception, the Ivy Centre or across the schools continues throughout term 1.

C3) To adopt a recovery curriculum for as long as required, with a bespoke four-week whole school recovery programme promoting reflection, confidence and resilience.

C4) To review and re-frame the federation values in the current context, so they continue to develop children’s character.  
Leadership and Management D1) To implement the changes to the timetable needed to ensure the safest possible school balanced with the best possible curriculum offer.

D2) To ensure safeguarding training is up to date for all staff and that there is a heightened awareness and vigilance linked to recent circumstances.

D3) To ensure that any essential learning missed during lockdown which is fundamental to children progressing this year is identified and covered, either in Term 1 or integrated within this year’s sharpened curriculum offer. (see section A2)

D4) To have a revised back up plan for home learning should a further lockdown occur.

D5) To target catch up work and associated funding accurately and effectively using a range of proven Catch up resources and Rapid Recovery style sessions.  

School Contact Details

Head Teacher H Brewer

Contact Person D Jamieson

Email westminster.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 662178

School Address
West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Infants:  8.45am – 3.10pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm