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School Development Plan

School Development Plan summary 2018-19


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 2018 - 19

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 through changes to SLT structure

  • To work with new leader of the Early Years Foundation Stage to review Key Stage management and leadership
  • To support the Inclusion Leader in the refinement of support and interventions for children who have additional needs
  • To support Core and non Core Subject Leads in monitoring support and challenge in their curriculum areas


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

2.1 To improve outcomes in writing for children across the curriculum

  • Identify key areas for development
  • Work in Action Research teams to implement strategies for key areas
  • Review and develop whole school strategies for wider implementation

2.2 To improve outcomes for all pupils in Maths, through embedding and consolidating a Mastery approach

  • To put in place a new scheme of work to support consistency across KS1
  • To work in teams to share good practice across year groups
  • To ensure support and challenge enables children of all abilities to meet their potential 


Area of Development 3 – Personal Development and Welfare

3.1 To monitor and improve the mental health and well being of pupils and staff through training and support

  • To identify training to support appropriate intervention for learners

  • To continue to refine our approach to managing support for social, emotional and mental health needs in school

  • To deploy a Learning Mentor to support our approach

  • To build a core set of non negotiable behaviours that support good learning in our school community

3.2 To ensure that children entitled to Pupil Premium Grant funding are well supported 

  • To review provision for individual learners, and assess needs and personalise interventions


Area of Development 4 – EYFS

4.1  To improve outcomes through an ongoing review of provision, specifically outside

  • To monitor use of resources to support independent learning and loose parts play
  • To review planning to maximise opportunities for planning in the moment, following children's interests


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

Anna Archer July 2018