Yardley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B27 6LG

0121 7062742


Cottesbrooke Infant & Nursery School

An Academy

"Caring... Inspiring... Nurturing... Successful"

Vision Statement

Our aim is to provide a Caring, Inspiring, Nurturing and Successful school.


In doing so we will strive to develop positive life skills for everyone to enjoy taking an active and effective role in our changing world.


Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020

The strategic plan is a long-term plan, extending over a period of 5 years, from 2015-2020. It sets out the school’s vision, values and long-term strategic priorities. It is aimed at the key stakeholders in the school; children and their parents, staff, governors and other stakeholders.

The strategic plan is complemented by the School Development Plan (SDP), a shorter-term operational plan extending over a period of 1-2 years. The SDP is developed by the staff team and sets out in operational terms how the long-term strategy of the school is to be achieved.

The plan will be reviewed annually at the first Governing Body meeting of the school year. It will be revised every 3 years, whilst maintaining a long-term perspective, extending over 5 years.


        What will this look like?

Strengthen involvement between the school, parents and community

·      Develop more opportunities to engage with parents

·      Listen, respond and inform with timely and effective means of communication

·      Strengthen engagement between the Infant and Junior school


Improve the quality of teaching and learning so that it is good or outstanding in all lessons.

·      Greater proportion of outstanding lessons and outstanding elements in good lessons

·      Develop staff confidence in sharing practice and self-reflection using systems such as IRIS to feed back

·      Maintain and improve robust performance management


To ensure children make and exceed expected progress

·      All groups of children achieve including most able children and special educational needs/ disability

·      Disadvantaged children perform as well as their peers

·      Regularly monitor and evaluate pupil progress data to ascertain whether all students make rapid 
       and sustained progress.


School is well led and managed with all levels of leadership being effective including strong governance

·      Develop efficient and effective processes for the governing body to support and monitor the Leadership

·      School leadership at all levels are confident in leading, monitoring and challenging

·      Planned succession of governors and leadership


Continue strong financial management

·      Oversee, monitor and implement strong financial control.

·      Investigate and develop alternative funding streams


Develop and embed the curriculum

·      Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant to our children

·      A focus on fundamental British values

·      Spiritual, moral, social, cultural elements(SMSC) throughout the curriculum supporting social skills and a
       positive attitude to learning

·      Meaningful and relevant homework


Continue to be an employer of choice

·      Strong commitment to personal and professional development through personalised training

·      Strong commitment to the health, welfare and safeguarding of our staff

·      Commitment to favourable terms and conditions


All children are safe and know how to keep themselves safe

·      Maintain and improve robust safeguarding procedures

·      Embed protective behaviours into the curriculum

·      No one feels like an outsider irrespective of gender, age, disability, race/nationality, religion, gender
       identity or sexual orientation

·      Ongoing cycle of training relating to all areas of safeguarding