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School Development Plans need to be specific and challenging and they need to address changes in the world around us or perceived weaknesses in our provision.

They include specific action points which have already been agreed, but at the other end of the scale they also include matters for further research and investigation.

You will see in our School Development Plan the key priorities we have identified for the 2021/2022 year. As you look through the plan, you will see targets and actions for each priority.

Priorities will be monitored and evaluated throughout the academic year.

 We have outlined the following priorities:

  • Priority 1 - Quality of Education

To ensure that leaders provide relevant and appropriate CPD so that all teachers have the depth of subject knowledge to deliver a high-quality curriculum.

To develop teachers knowledge of skills progression outside of their year group and key stage. 

To ensure knowledge and skills progression in DT, Geography and RE is the same as in other subjects.

To provide high quality music provision in KS1 and KS2.

To raise the profile of French in KS2.

To enhance with vocabulary development across the school and throughout the curriculum. 

To develop teachers subject knowledge and expertise in the delivery of spelling and grammar.

To ensure that there are well planned writing opportunities, in a range of genres, mapped out across the curriculum.

To ensure that teachers use assessment effectively in foundation subjects to inform their future teaching.

To raise the achievement of the bottom 20% of pupils across the school.

  • Priority 2 - Leadership and Management

To ensure effective and robust safeguarding processes are in place across the school.

To further develop the line management of subject leaders so that they understand and can self-evaluate their subject through a deep dive process.

To develop strategies to reduce staff workload and improve wellbeing without compromising on pupil outcomes.

To have more established partnerships with other schools that enhance the provision for our pupils and families.

To develop high levels of governance to provide support and challenge.

  •  Priority 3 - Personal Development

To ensure that the curriculum, playground and extra-curricular clubs provide a range of activities for pupils to experience and enjoy.

To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of pupil leadership across the school.

To improve pupil understanding of different faiths and places of worship and accept and celebrate diversity.

To further develop whole school approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

To further develop the transition experience for new pupils.

  • Priority 4 - Behaviour and Attitudes

To improve rates of attendance and reduce the number of children who are persistently late.

To improve provision at break and lunchtime post COVID so that the same levels of settled breaks are achieved.

To maintain high standards of presentation in books across the school.

To hold the highest standards in relation to our approaches to anti-bullying.

  • Priority 5 - Early Years Foundation Stage

To ensure that the new EYFS reforms 2021 are embedded and utilised effectively.

To strengthen the EYFS curriculum, assessment and practice to improve outcomes for all pupils and close the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

To focus on improving the outside play learning opportunities.