St James CE Primary School

Best Value Statement 2017

The governors of Saint James' Church of England Primary School are committed to pursuing Best Value in all decisions made. We use the principles of Best Value as they apply to securing continuous improvement in this school and will:

  • Regularly review the functions of the school, challenging how and why services are provided and setting targets and performance indicators for improvement;
  • Monitor outcomes and compare performance with similar schools and within the school;
  • Consult appropriate stakeholders before major decisions are made;
  • Promote fair competition through quotations and tenders to ensure that goods and services are secured in the most economic, efficient and effective way.

We will strive to ensure that the school is using its resources effectively to meet the needs of all pupils.

The school has in place a strategic plan which is updated at least annually and ensures that best value will be reviewed and demonstrated. Currently, the key focus areas are:

  • Striving to achieve improvement in all priority areas;
  • To ensure all teaching in the school is consistently good with some outstanding
  • To ensure staff have high but realistic expectations for all pupils and that teachers regularly question children and respond appropriately to ensure outstanding progress
  • To raise standards in the quality of provision and learning in the Foundation Stage
  • Ensuring the impact on standards through the use of coherent and consistent assessment;
  • To further develop the home/school partnership so parents feel enabled in supporting their children
  • Leadership & Management: To prepare for and work towards becoming outstanding in the SIAMS inspection

Date approved by Full Governing Body: 23.11.17