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Best Value Statement

The Governors of Great Sankey Primary School are committed to achieving Best Value in all decisions made. We use the principles of Best Value as they apply to securing continuous improvement in this school and will:

  • regularly review the functions of the school, challenging how and why services are provided and setting targets and performance indicators for improvement;
  • monitor outcomes and compare performance with similar schools and within the school;
  • consult appropriate stakeholders before major decisions are made;
  • promote fair competition through quotations and tenders to ensure that goods and services are secured in the most economic, efficient and effective way.

We will strive to ensure that the school is using its resources effectively to meet the needs of pupils.

We will submit our Best Value Statement with the annual budget plan in the summer term each year, this will also be reviewed by the Trust and supported by the Chief Financial Officer. The progress of the annual budget plan and the Best Value statement will be monitored with the School Improvement Plan (SIP) in order to determine the extent of continuous improvement. When appropriate we link individual budget lines on the initial budget setting document to the main priorities within the SIP.

The school has in place a strategy, updated annually, which will ensure that Best Value will be reviewed and demonstrated. This year we will focus on:

·       Raising attainment throughout school.

·       Improving teaching and learning in maths and spelling throughout school.

·       Further develop reading in EYFS

·       Improving leadership and management for subject leaders.

·       Developing the monitoring role of the governing body to ensure they can effectively hold the school to account.

·       Developing outdoor education and the school grounds.

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