The Future at Moorlands

We are on a constant journey of school improvement here at Moorlands.
 
This page will outline that journey and what we are doing as a school.
 
 The journey so far
 
September 2017- January 2018:
 
  • All teaching staff have attended a full day guided reading course tailored for their year group
  • All teaching staff have attended an 'Bringing Literacy to Life' course for their year group
  • All subject leaders attended the termly Trafford Teaching Schools Alliance (TTSA) Subject Leaders Networks for their individual subject area
  • All teachers have attended the  termly TTSA moderation workshops with other schools across Trafford for their year group
  • Accelerated Reader was introduced to provide the children with more opportunities to test their understanding of books they have read
  • In September 2017 to create an additional 2 maths and 1 English lesson per week we removed Humanities and Science from the weekly timetable (see Humanities Week and Science Week tabs.) This provided opportunities to deepen the study of humanities and science and allowed for a dedicated handwriting lesson and reasoning and fluency lessons, in maths, to be timetabled each week
  • We introduced pre-learning tasks for all maths strands to provide quality assessment for learning and to allow staff to provide pre-intervention for those children who need it prior to the teaching of a new unit
  • We also introduced more rigorous post-learning tasks to check children's understanding and to inform future planning
  • Times Tables Rock Stars was introduced to all children to improve the accuracy and speed of their times tables knowledge and accuracy
  • We employed a Maths consultant, Ms Rebecca Holland, to work with the staff and SLT carrying out lesson observations, work scrutiny and talking to pupils, to unpick the areas for development and barriers to learning in our maths curriculum
  • We purchased lots of CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) resources for children to use in maths
  • All staff attended 3 days of maths training including areas such as mastery, fluency, reasoning, bar modelling and the use of CPA resources
  • We created a core team to oversee the development of English and maths across the school
  • Our School Improvement Adviser, Mr Ian Coulson, carried out joint lesson observations and subject leader interviews
  • Two members of staff completed and one commenced the NPQML (National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders) course
  • One member of staff completed the NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders) course
  • Two members of staff are studying for the NASENCo (National Award for SENCos)
  • Moorlands is part of a research group, of 13 Trafford school, funded by the EEF looking into Improving outcomes for KS2 pupils through a collaborative model of peer review and school improvement 
  • Our Trafford LA ASIA (Associate School Improvement Adviser) visits each year to discuss the school's data and School Improvement Plans

 

February 2018 (our website launch) to Easter 28th March 2018:

  •  07/02/18 5L were visited and taught by Mr Gallagher, teacher of Maths and KS3 coordinator at Sale High School, who is working with other secondary and primary maths specialists across Manchester looking at how the KS2 and KS3 curriculums can be better aligned
  • 08/02/18 Sale Grammar has developed links with school via their Head of Maths, to support the teaching of maths for children working at greater depth in Y6 with a view to extending this to other year groups
  • 19/02/18 Staff Training Day - Redefining a Whole School Approach to Calculating - led by Rebecca Holland
  • 20/02/18 Full Board of Governors received Safeguarding Training
  • 21/02/18 Manchester City Council visited school to talk to representatives from the Eco Council about the upcoming Rain Gardens (SUDS) project
  • 21/02/18 All children took part in a Canals and Water Safety Assembly
  • 27/02/18 Mrs Litten attended the first day of her NPQH training
  • 28/02/18 joint meeting of subject leaders from  Moorlands and Templemoor to share good practice and develop links across the two schools
  • 02/03/18 Miss Kelly was selected to be a member a Stakeholder Input Group (SIG) for Maze Education to help to shape future systems and reports around end of KS2 data
  • 05/03/18 Y6 Sports Leaders visited Templemoor to talk to Y2 about sporting opportunities at Moorlands as part of their transition programme
  • 06/03/18 External School Improvement Partner completed a full day visit to discuss School Improvement matters with Miss Kelly
  • 06/03/18 Full Board of Governors met
  • 07/03/18 Mrs Wood and Miss Taylor attended Unit 2 Day 1 of their NASENCO qualification
  • 12/03/18 we held our 4th drop in session for parents to share the work completed by their children in Science Week
  • 13/03/18 TTSA held their Computing Subject Leader Network which Mr Phillips attended
  • 15/03/18 Mr Gillam attended Day 2 of his NPQML course
  • 16/03/18 RH maths consultant completed her half termly monitoring visit and worked with the SLT
  • 16/03/18 Trafford's Asia conducted a data visit with Miss Kelly
  • 19/03/18 RH maths consultant worked with Y3 teachers
  • 19/03/18 Miss Kelly attended an Impact and Support workshop that launched our school's involvement in the EEF School Partnership Programme (SPP) Peer Review Project
  • 20/03/18 Miss Kelly and Mrs Litten attended a  conference with other Trafford leaders involved in the SPP Peer Review Project
  • 21/03/18 Miss Taylor and Mrs Wood attended Unit 2 Day 2 of their NASENCO qualification
  • 21/03/18 Mrs O'Grady, Head teacher of Sale High School held a Q&A at Moorlands for prospective parents
  • 21/03/18 All staff attended year group specific Moderation workshops organised by TTSA. Moorlands hosted a cohort of Y4 teachers
  • 27/03/18 Section 8 short one day Ofsted Inspection

16th April 2018 onwards:

  • 17/04/18 Mr Phillips attended an on-line safety course
  • 18/04/18 Miss Kelly was a member of Maze Education Stakeholder Input Group's (SIG) first conference
  • 18/04/18 Trafford CAS Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science met at Moorlands
  • 18/04/18 Ms O'Keefe Head of Trafford Music Service met with Miss Kelly to discuss music provision at Moorlands and our Music Mark Accreditation application
  • 23/04/18 Parent Working Group met to discuss support materials for  maths for parents to use at home & the end of year school report format
  • 24/04/18 Our English subject leader met with all other English subject leaders from across Trafford
  • 25/04/18 Miss Taylor and Mrs Wood attended Unit 2 Day 3 of their NASENCO qualification
  • 25/04/18 RH maths consultant completed her half termly monitoring visit and worked with the SLT
  • 25/04/18 Moorlands hosted the Prince's Seeing is Believing Project and the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester to officially open and showcase the SUDs project to business leaders from across the North West
  • 25/04/18 TTSA held their Subject Leader Networks in schools across Trafford all staff attended their subject meeting and Moorlands hosted the DT network 
  • 26/04/18 Miss Kelly met with Mr Hodgson to discuss Y2 transition and matters affecting both schools
  • 27/04/18 Miss Kelly met with her Performance Management Governors for a mid-year review
  • 01/05/18 Miss Calladine attended a Y6 writing moderation network meeting
  • 02/05/18 Mrs Norbury attended TTSA Science subject leaders network meeting
  • 08/05/18 R Holland, maths consultant worked in class support staff development and provided a whole staff training on the use of CPA materials for mastery
  • 10/05/18 Miss Kelly met our SPP Peer Review lead to discuss the foci of the upcoming visit
  • 11/05/18 Mrs Litten attended Day 2 of her NPQH course
  • 14/05/18-17/05/18 Y6 sat their SATs tests
  • 15/05/18 United Utilities and EU monitors visited the SUDs project
  • 16/05/18 Mrs Samples Interim Director for standards, Quality and Performance from Trafford Council visited to carry out an unannounced monitoring visit on arrangements for administering the SATs tests
  • 16/05/18 Mrs Harrison, one of our governors completed a SATs monitoring visit on behalf of the board of governors
  • 22/05/18 Mr Gillam attended TTSA's Maths Subject Leader Network meeting
  • 22/05/18 Miss Taylor met with Mrs Smith our English Link Governor
  • 23/05/18 Moorlands had a School Review led by SPP partners on Writing at Greater Depth
  • 11/06/18 Altrincham College staff visited Y6 pupils and staff
  • 11/06/18  Resources Committee of the Board of Governors met
  • 12/06/18 Our School External Adviser Mr Coulson visited fro his Summer Term visit
  • 12/06/18 Sale High School staff visited Y6 pupils and staff
  • 12/06/18 Board of Governors met
  • 13/06/18 Mrs Wood and Miss Taylor attended and ASD course
  • 13/06/18 Mr Lake attended Trafford's PE subject leader network meeting
  • 13/06/18 Dr Fox from Ashton on Mersey School visited Y6 pupils and staff
  • 13/06/18 All teaching staff attended Year Group Moderation meetings with schools across               Trafford
  • 14/06/18 Mrs Litten, Mr Phillips & Mr Chaudhry visited Templemoor for  Y2 writing moderation
  • 15/06/18 Mr Smallwood, Head Teacher of Sale Grammar School visited Y6 pupils and staff
  • 18/06/18 Mr Lake attended a PE subject Leaders' Network meeting
  • 19/06/18 Mr Phillips attended Trafford Computing Subject Leaders' Network Meeting
  • 21/06/18 Y5 attended Sale High School for their open day
  • 21/06/18 WN attended Manor Academy's Inclusion Festival
  • 21/06/18 Mrs Wood attended Trafford's SENCo forum
  • 21/06/18 SPP partners held an Improvement Workshop for all staff based on the findings of      the School Review
  • 22/06/18 Miss Kelly attended Trafford's Head's Conference
  • 26/06/18 R Holland, maths consultant worked in class support staff development and provided a whole staff training
  • 26/06/18 Mr Clark & Mrs Norbury attended Polar Explorers Training (STEM) at Wellacre Academy
  • 26/06/18 Miss Kelly attended Funding Forum
  • 27/06/18 Mrs Wood and Miss Taylor attended Unit 2 Day 4 of their NASENCo course
  • 27/06/18 Miss Kelly and Mrs Osborne attended an ACES finance network meeting
  • 29/06/18 Mr Gillam attended Day 3 of his NPQML course
  • 29/06/18 Miss Kelly met with Mr Hodgson for a handover
  • 02/07/18 Mrs Litten carried out a Peer Review at All Saints Primary School
  • 03/07/18 Miss Taylor and Mrs Wood attended the final day of their NASENCo course
  • 04/07/18 Mrs Litten attended her NPQH course
  • 05/07/18 Mr Phillips and Mr Clark met with Y2 teachers at Templemoor
  • 09/07/18 Orchestra and choir performed at Templemoor
  • 11/07/18 4C attended an Art workshop at Sale Grammar School
  • 12/07/18 Y6 took part in a Personal Safety Workshop
  • 12/07/18 Miss Kelly attended a round table conference for the SUDs project