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TKAT Primary Strategy

Our ambition is that all TKAT primary schools remain Ofsted Good or better, that outcomes for pupils are increasing against national average, and that every year we are closing attainment gaps for disadvantaged and underachieving children.

Our pillars of intent are to improve educational outcomes and support those most in need so that we are recognised as a leading large Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) for the attainment and progress of all our pupils.

We value the wider curriculum and value the sense of community a school’s curriculum can bring. We want every child in every TKAT school to feel safe and enjoy learning. We want them to have a sense of themselves, to be part of their community, and to grasp every opportunity out there. 

Great teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about recruiting, developing and retaining the best primary practitioners. We are committed to delivering the best teaching we can through development, training and ongoing coaching and support.

We want children to have the core skills and knowledge that will enable them to enjoy a broad curriculum. We use programmes such as Read Write Inc to help children develop their phonics and early reading. We want children to have a lifelong love of reading, and we use Accelerated Reader to complement our own reading curriculum and help assess children’s progress. We enable our children to practise, learn and apply models of writing in a structured way.

In maths, we use Mathematics Mastery to help ensure that all children understand number and principles, and have grasped the key concepts. We challenge and support our primary schools to offer a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum.

We use each other to share and encourage innovation, great resources, planning and ideas. We use the #oneTKATfamily to access high quality development, data analysis and proven methodology.

We believe that schools need some flexibility to make curriculum choices that best meet the needs of their local community. We also have a Trust team of Primary Lead Practitioners who help share the good practice between schools and support a shared improvement for teaching, curriculum and assessment.

A key principle in our approach to assessment is that we have the data that can help us see where children’s learning is now and where they could make further progress. We use termly, nationally standardised assessments to help see where we are as a Trust, and identify schools and children which might benefit from further support.

Like our students, we are always excited to learn and we share best practice from both within the TKAT family and from our work with excellent external practitioners.