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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey

Our 3-Year Plan (Summary Version)

2013 to 2014

Strategic Management

Design a new school management structure.

Explore ways to extend our partnerships across the community.

Design and launch new P.R. materials.


Learning & Teaching

Develop the teaching of writing genres*.

Updating the Numeracy Policy and Schemes*.

Introduction of Numicon to Year 1 to 3.

Continue to implement more systematic use of data to improve pupils’ learning.


Reinforce good eating habits.

Update key pastoral care policies and documents.

*NOTE: Our literacy & numeracy scores are above national averages. Our focus is to achieve excellence by building on our past successes and good standards

2014 to 2015

Strategic Leadership

Mentor and develop curricular leaders.

Enrich community links e.g. NEEP & CRED.

Develop a dissemination of good practice scheme.


Learning & Teaching

Enhance planning for reading across the school.

Evaluate and update short-term planning for literacy and numeracy.

Introduce Numicon into P.4 and pilot new problem solving resources in KS2.

To utilise new mobile I.C.T. technology.

Improve the use of IEPs to support S.E.N.


Launch a school wide Wellbeing Strategy.

Update the Discipline and Ant-Bullying Policies.

Enhance extra-curricular activities.



2015 to 2016

Strategic Leadership

Mentor and develop curricular leaders.

Introduce a ‘A Catalyst of Change’ (Shared Education Signature Project 2015/16 to 2017/18)

Draft a new S.D.P. plan for 2016/17 to 2018/19

Learning & Teaching

Enhance phonics/spelling and handwriting.

Update literacy & numeracy six-week planners.

Enhance our provision for numeracy support.

To utilise new mobile I.C.T. technology.

Agree new policies for marking and presentation.


Implementation of our Wellbeing 3-Year Plan.

Extend the work of our School Council.

Enhance the school’s website/app.

Complete risk assessments for the campus.



From February to August of 2016 we spent a considerable amount of time evaluating the previous three years.  We are delighted to say that we have made fantastic progress.

We feel our pupils are happy and excited about learning.  Their achievements in both literacy and numeracy have improved significantly.  Parents are very satisfied with the work of the school and the demand to gain a place in the school has increased steadily.

We are very much looking forward to the coming three years and our new school development plan.  We are all committed to make Whitehouse Primary School even better for our pupil and their families.