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School Development Plan

School Development Plan summary 2017-18


Every year the School Leadership Team, in consultation with stakeholders, decide upon priorities for improvement for the coming year or more.  A summary of our action plan for the next academic year is attached: comments welcome.

School Development Plan 2017 - 18

Every year the School Leadership team reviews the strategic plans for the future: improving progress and raising attainment are always our focus and we consider all aspects of our provision and practice to see where changes are needed.  Often priorities for improvement remain part of the SDP for several years as we introduce and then embed new strategies and initiatives, and review the impact of our plans.  The following information is a summary of our current SDP.


Area of Development 1 – Leadership and Management

1.1 To improve outcomes for children across the curriculum, by focusing on middle leadership

  • Review programmes of study for all subject areas, ensuring links between EYFS and KS1 support learning
  • Support staff through release time and training  to review curriculum delivery and enhance provision

1.2 To review last year's upgrade to the school website, and ensure that it meets the needs of the school community

  • Consult with stakeholders, identifying areas for improvement

  • Continue to evaluate other ways of maintaining communication with children and families


Area of Development 2 – Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

2.1 To continue to develop a Mastery curriculum, specifically in Maths

2.2 To review provision for children working beyond Age Related Exepectations, at Greater depth, across the curriculum. 


Area of Development 3 – Personal Development and Welfare

3.1 To ensure that children adopt healthy lifestyles 

  • To fully embed practices and provision using the enhanced Healthy Schools accreditation as a vehicle for review

  • To increase physical activity, through employing a Sports Apprentice to work alongside our Sports Coach

  • To review cooking in the curriculum

3.2 To ensure that children's voice has an impact on school development 

  • To include children in School Development through TED teams


Area of Development 4 – EYFS

5.1 To monitor changes to Nursery Admissions, ensuring the curriculum meets the needs of the children


If you have any questions about our priorities, please ask a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Anna Archer July 2017

SDP Summary 2016 - 2017