Upland Primary School

Address Church Road
Contact Info. T:020 83032175
Type School
About Us

‘Working Together, Learning Together, Achieving Together’

Upland Primary School is a vibrant school in the heart of Bexleyheath. I took up the post as the Headteacher in September 2012. A school that on the outside seemed to be doing well, but underneath was a different story.

Children were achieving well although the majority of teaching required improvement and progress was clearly not acceptable given the pupil profile of the school. Leadership was very directive and there was no ownership of leading beyond the senior leaders. Governance lacked challenge and knowledge of whole school data. Lots of new changes and systems were needed in order to raise attainment and the amount of progress that the pupils make. It was time to put into place consistent systems for assessment, recording behaviour as well as improving the CPD for staff in order to enhance their practice. Alongside building the capacity of leaders at all levels.