School Improvement Plan


To provide a safe, caring learning environment where all children feel they belong and can achieve their best, in all they do.

Hillview Children and their families are at the centre of everything we do.

Involving the children and their parents/carers in their individual learning.

Learning through stimulating environments and play, developing the children’s existing skills, and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Liaising with different professionals and services, we strive to meet every individual child’s needs.

Valuing, respecting and understanding each other. We endeavour to improve outcomes and life chances for both children and their families.

Including everyone by identifying and breaking down barriers to their participation and belonging.

Every child is a unique child. 

Working towards outstanding outcomes.

The purpose of the Plan is to manage the setting’s drive towards long term strategic aims. It gives everyone an understanding of where the setting is going and what actions will be taken to ensure we get there. It sets a timescale for implementation and plans for human and material resources to be directed towards specific goals. It helps us determine the pattern of expenditure within the budget and guides the planning of staff training.



Monitoring is the process of checking what is being achieved against what is intended. Regular and systematic monitoring of progress of the targets contained in the school improvement plan by staff, senior managers and governors is essential. The Headteacher and professional staff are responsible for the day-to-day monitoring of targets. The governing board is responsible for ensuring the plan's objectives are achieved and implemented.

Methods of monitoring include:

  • collecting and analysing relevant statistical information;

  • observing and recording;

  • enquiring, by talking to appropriate individuals or groups;

  • preparing reports for staff and governors about progress.


Evaluating is the process of reviewing whether the targets have been met and what benefits have resulted for the children and the setting.

The professional staff are responsible for making the detailed analysis of successes and those things which have not worked as expected.

The governing board will review what has been achieved in the broader context of the school's strategic aims.


The essential stages of evaluation:

  • the success criteria established at the outset build a picture of what the setting is trying to achieve;

  • collecting evidence and reviewing what has been achieved against intentions;

  • identifying any implications for the next annual plan or for the strategic plan.


Jackie Halpin and Carly Orbell


September 2020

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