Annual Report to Parents 2016-17 Part 2

Key Stage 2

Analysis of  Realistic School Targets  2016-17


% achieving level 4+

2016 - 2017















Pupils leaving year 6 are expected to achieve Level 4. Level 4 is considered average performance. Pupils achieving Level 5 in Year 6 are considered to be working above average.

In Year 2, the end of the Foundation Phase, pupils are expected to achieve Outcome 5, if pupils achieve Outcome 6 they are considered to be working above average.

Literacy and Numeracy priorities for 2016 - 2017



Improve standards in Reading through GGR. Develop questioning in line with national testing.  


GGR training with CM or Literacy lead to be arranged for all Staff, linked to National Test style questions.



National Testing diagnostic tool to be used to find strengths and weaknesses in teaching and learning.



Intervention groups to support Reading and writing -  Success in Six

Literacy Launcher



Guided Group Reading workshops for parents/carers to be introduced - Autumn / Spring and a National testing information evening for parents in the Summer Term



Book corners to become a priority in every classroom. To include suitable well displayed books. At an instructional and independent level.


Parent consultations - ensure that all children are given a literacy and numeracy target during parent consultations.



Bench mark tracker to be updated termly.


To raise standards in Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum embedding the LNF.



Improve Boys L5 Writing.


 Develop Numerical Reasoning across the curriculum from Y2 - Y6 (Focus MAT)


Displays in all classrooms relating to the teaching and learning of Numerical Reasoning. 

Guided Reasoning sessions to be implemented from Year 2 to year 6


Develop use of questions to develop reasoning across the curriculum.



Plan for numeracy across the curriculum in Phases.

Excellence in teaching Mathematics to be used


Analyse end of key stage data including national test data to find strengths and weaknesses in the school.


Monitor planning to ensure planning demonstrates progression and providing opportunities for the LNF to be applied.


Reasoning training for Staff in staff meetings.



To develop continuous provision across Foundation

Phase and Key Stage 2


Cluster working to create a plan to narrow the gap between National Test data and Teacher Assessment.


Improve Y6 performance


To raise standards in Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum embedding the LNF.


Raise standards in Girls Mathematics to 71%+ L5  





Standards of behaviour and expectations of Staff, Pupils and Parents are high at

Mount Pleasant Primary School. Serious incidents received are reported to the Headteacher and Governing body who deal with incidents on a case by case basis.The behaviour policy highlights expectations and is available on the website. 

On entry to Mount Pleasant Primary School we ask the parent/guardian of every child to sign a Home School Agreement which highlights expectations of behaviour within our school. We ask for each parent to support the assertive discipline policy. 

Whole School Behaviour

Our Rules for Success:

We treat others as we would like to be treated   

I will:

  • Respect each other
  • Stop look and listen to the chosen speaker
  • Follow directions first time
  • Keep hands, feet, objects and unkind words to ourselves
  • Use the correct voice at all times



  • A look from an adult
  • Reminding of the rule or instruction  Warning.......'You are choosing.......'
  • Time out in the classroom
  • 2 minutes lost at breaktime Foundation Phase/5 minutes lost at breaktime KS2
  • Sent to Headteacher
  • Parents contacted



  • praise
  • notes home, stickers, certificates
  • individual points (marbles/raffle)
  • group points/house points
  • Headteachers Achievement Award/Consideration Award
  • Praise from Headteacher


Non-verbal - smile, nod, thumbs up, high five.

Verbal - praise, telling another person e.g. Senior Midday Supervisor, Teacher, Headteacher.

Material - stickers, house points, star awards, badges, certificates and privileges. NB - Challenging children will have an individual target book for behaviour.



Parents/Carers play a crucial role in ensuring that their children understand the need to use the internet/mobile devices in an appropriate way. School takes every opportunity to help parents understand these issues for example a parent/teacher eSafety meeting held in the Autumn of 2016. Parents and carers are encouraged to support school in promoting good e-Safety practice and to follow guidelines on the appropriate use of social media. We ask that parents do not share their grievances on social media for obvious reasons. Please follow the complaints policy if a complaint arises. 

Abbreviations and Acronyms                                        

Criw Cymraeg - One child from each class is chosen to attend Criw Cymraeg meetings. The aim of Criw Cymraeg is  to monitor and  improve standards of Welsh throughout the school            


AENCO - Additional Educational Needs Co-ordinator

AFL - Assessment for Learning                                        

ALFIE- diagnostic maths test used by school                    

ALN - Additional Learning Needs                                     

ARR - Assessment, Recording and Reporting                  

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder                                    

BLP - Building Learning Power

BSF - Better School fund                                                 

CAME- Cognitive Accelerative Maths Education (Maths extension in YR5 &6)       

CASE- Cognitive Accelerative Science Education (science enrichment programme)          

CATs - Cognitive Ability Testing                                       

CC - Cwricwlwm Cymreig                                                

CPD - Continuous Professional Development

CSI - Core School Indicator        DCELLs skills  

DYNAMO - a class based project in which children learn business and financial skills.       

EAL - English Additional Language                                  

ESDGC - Environment and Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship       

EWO - Education Welfare Officer

FFT - Family Fisher Trust                                                

FPI - Foundation Phase Indicator                                     

FSM - Free School Meals                                                

HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant                          

ICT BECTA Award- Award to schools for excellence in ICT  

IEP - Individual Education Plan

LAC - Looked After Children                                            

LLC - Language, Literacy and Communciation                 

MAT - More Able and Talented                                        

MD - Mathematical Development                                     

MSN - ICT Messenger                                                     

NACE - National Association for Challenge in Education

NFER Maths- tests used by school for Maths                    

NGRT- Yearly reading test                                               

NNEB- Nursery Nurse Examination Board                        

P4C- Philosophy for Children                                           

PASS survey data Pupil Attitudes to School & Self            

PDG - Pupil Deprivation Grant

PESS -  Initiative raising standards in PE and school sport  

PLC - Professional Learning Communities                       

PSD - Personal, Social Development                               

R W M - reading, writing, maths                                       

S.E.A.L. - Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning - a scheme used throughout the school to develop social skills.              SA+ School Action Plus

SBM - School Business Manager                                     

SDP - School Development Plan                                     

SEG - School Effectiveness Grant                                   

SEN - Special Educational Needs                                    

SIMS - School Information management System              

SLT - Senior Leadership Team

SNAP  - Special Needs Assessment Profile

SpLD -  Specific Learning Difficulties

SRE -  Sex and Relationship Education

USEW  - University of South East Wales

WALT  - We Are Learning To ...

WEG - Welsh Effectiveness Grant

WILF - What I am Looking For ...


Signature Chair of Governors....................................................................


Signature Head teacher.......................................................................


Date Approved...................Tuesday 5th December 2017