Beyond outstanding: being exceptional for our community regardless of the challenges
We’re delighted to invite Amanda to speak again and share how Talavera Junior has progressed and is delivering outstanding results and an even better curriculum to their children, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Amanda Webb joined Talavera Junior School in 2015. The school had previously scraped a ‘Good’, and prior to that it had previously moved in and out of ‘Requires Improvement’. In 2018 they were judged outstanding.
Talavera is a larger school with several unique challenges which mean they typically have children with them for 2 to 3 years.
75% of their children are from service families or are pupil premium, and many have English as an additional language.
And yet their attainment sits around 90%, and progress is above and well above average.
So what now?
For Amanda and the team, their challenge is how to be consistently outstanding; how to make sure their children make progress, and enjoy a rich curriculum, and not let the 2-year Covid-19 pandemic leave a negative legacy on their children.
This year the school’s progress and attainment looks to remain broadly inline. How?
Amanda will be sharing what the team have done to make that possible:
- How they strive to be exceptional (and therefore consistently outstanding)
- The marginal gains they have focused on
- How their disadvantaged and SEN children are making the progress
- Same day intervention strategy
- Developing the curriculum even further by looking at Infant and Secondary schools