At Southborough Primary School we are proud of our rapid success in improving outcomes for children. We use an enquiry based approach to leadership and school improvement. Over the last seven years this has enabled us to become a high attaining, inclusive, nurturing school were children make exceptional progress.
We are a two form entry maintained primary school in the London Borough of Bromley. Our contextual information is close to or at national comparative levels for almost all indicators.
Over the last two years progress in reading and maths is in the top 5% of schools and attainment is well above national comparators. This success was based on a leading through enquiry. We have good knowledge of our school, a clear understanding of what needs to improve, a clear vision of what we want, a clear plan to improve and a strong belief and the will to do so.
We have an agreed vision developed through discussions with all stakeholders and shared widely throughout the school. It is “Knowledge through Nurture”. By this we mean a commitment to ensuring that all the children in our care are nurtured and because of this they learn. We believe that there is not a contradiction between caring for every child and the child learning. For example we have a Nurture Room so that children with attachment disorders and difficulties can achieve and make good progress. We also have highly trained Behaviour Learning Mentors to ensure that children with SEMH difficulties and ASD or ADHD, for example, thrive in our school. We hold ourselves to the vision in the choices that we make, and consistently revisit it.
We have an article about our success and how we achieved it in the Parliamentary Review;
The article can be found here;