William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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William Patten Primary School


To maintain the OFSTED grading of outstanding

Leadership and Management

  • To improve outcomes in writing across the school from Year 1 – 6, to ensure that they are more in line with outcomes in Reading and Maths.
  • To refine timings and focus of Parents’ Evenings to ensure relevant information is shared within real time.
  • To introduce a new Management Information system called Arbor.
  • To further develop provision for children with complex needs in Year 1.
  • To continue to embed the effective use of TA deployment and the use of scaffolding .
  • To refine communications within the school for staff and parents.
  • To continue to consider the workload and wellbeing of staff.
  • To continue to respond to the funding crisis through prudent financial management.
  • To continue to ensure that Governors are well equipped to maintain their oversight of the school in order to play an active role in its strategic development.

Quality of education

  • To implement a new framework for writing – The Write Stuff (TWS) initially from Year 1  – 6.
  • To refine the topic curriculum to ensure that key knowledge is taught efficiently, with an emphasis on practical work and active learning.
  • To adapt topic tasks to ensure they contain the new “features of a lesson” expectations, thereby ensuring consistency of the offer.
  • To introduce a new Maths homework scheme to promote engagement and ensure the level of challenge will always be appropriate for each child.
  • To implement a simplified marking system.
  • To simplify assessment materials and tracking to ensure they are meaningful and effective.
  • To ensure robust provision and support is in place for the bottom 20%.

Behaviour and attitudes

  • To further develop the school’s involvement and offer to others in local community events and projects.
  • To instil positive values (in line with fundamental British values) to further develop the culture of consideration, responsibility, respect, active citizenship and gratitude across the school community.
  • To improve readiness for learning by raising already high expectations further with silent lines for transitions from play and lunch times.
  • To develop a greater understanding of different learning styles and  additional needs of pupils across the school community.
  • To participate in ‘Conversations about Equity and Race’ initiative facilitated by Hackney Education) and disseminate to staff.

Personal Development

  • To further develop the role of the pupil MHWB champions.
  • To develop a shared pupil vocabulary toolkit through ‘friendship phrases’ at weekly WOTW assemblies.
  • To ensure PPG and SEND pupils are represented in School Council, Eco Team, MHWB Champions and cultural capital is developed through offers and experiences.
  • To further develop the Parent Workshop offer to all families including EAL (with support from WAMHs CWiS and MHST).
  • To ensure that our diverse range of families are fully represented in our curriculum, assemblies, events and celebrations.
  • To use pupil voice (School Council and pupils surveys) in a timely manner to make changes and  share responses and outcomes with the school community.
  • To support peer relationships and cohesion for identified year groups within school.


  • To maintain attendance rates of pupils across EYFS with a particular focus on those whose attendance falls below 95%.
  • To ensure that the pitch and access of tasks and activities promotes independent learning for key groups, including disadvantaged pupils and boys in EYFS.
  • To further develop writing in EYFS – daily handwriting, spelling and FMS activities. To incorporate TWS pedagogy into the teaching of literacy in EYFS. Timely intervention for children needing FMS and RWI intervention.
  • To link EYFS outcomes with the whole school curriculum map for the current year 2023 – 2024.
  • To embed Bloom’s taxonomy questions, Word Aware and retrieval practice in daily literacy and maths lessons.
  • To improve outcomes in C&L and PSED.
  • To ensure summative assessment materials and tracking is simple, meaningful and effective.
  • To ensure parents are regularly informed of children’s engagement, progress and achievements in a meaningful and manageable manner.