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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey

Strategic Goals

Key Strategic Goals

Nursery Department: Strategic Goals for 2016/17 to 2018/19

 Strategic Leadership

To share good practice across the nursery and beyond to enhance staff development and pupils’ attainment.

The continued development of Shared Education with St. James’s Nursery Unit. In particular this will allow the units to promote Forest School learning.

To engage with community stakeholders to increase aspirations, attainment, early intervention and collaboration.


The staff will use the campus more creatively to allow for more collaborative learning across the unit for pupils, parents and staff.

The development of focused family learning support opportunities to enhance pupils’ learning.

Parent displays and supporting e-resources will be developed to aid greater engagement and support.

In particular a new nursery mini-site will be developed within the main school website.

Learning and Teaching

The continued promotion of pupils’ language skills. This will include the empowering of staff to make early identification of barriers and equipping them to put in place effective interventions.

To promote early mathematical understanding and language through indoor and outdoor learning.