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Development Plan

The School Development Plan is the document which drives ongoing improvements in school.  The Governing Body is responsible for evaluating the progress made against the Plan and has an approved mechanism in place for regular effective monitoring. 

During the school year 2016 - 2017, the priorities for focused development in school will be:

 

Priority 1: Pedagogy

  • A) To develop Handwriting within the English curriculum alongside a consistent approach to pedagogy and the dissemination of CPD (Continuous Professional Development)  
  • B) To develop Spelling within the English curriculum alongside a consistent approach to pedagogy and the dissemination of CPD
  • C) To develop investigative and experimental approaches to teaching and learning of Science
  • D) To further develop teaching approaches for effective challenge and extension of the most able

 

Priority 2: Effective Learning

  • A) To develop pupil voice in leadership of learning through the Learning Council
  • B) To develop pupils’ effective learning skills through enquiry and the exploration of ideas (Philosophy for Children in the SMSC Curriculum)

During 2015 - 2016, the following priorities were successfully addressed:

 

Priority 1: Improve the achievement of pupils by:

  • A) developing the role and effectiveness of teaching assistants
  • B) establishing leadership of the learning of the most able pupils
  • C) embedding assessment without levels

 

Priority 2: Improve the quality of teaching by:

  • A) engaging teachers in nationally recognised development programs and disseminating content
  • B) developing the Mathematics curriculum alongside a consistent approach to pedagogy and the dissemination of CPD
  • C) supporting teachers working in key stages previously not taught
  • D) further developing and embedding SPaG
     

Priority 3: Improve pupils’ attitudes to learning by:

  • A) embedding developments made in EYFS provision
  • B) developing EYFS Characteristics of Effective Learning across Key Stages 1 and 2
  • C) creating a cohesive and balanced approach to curriculum structure and delivery
     

Priority 4: Improve the impact of leadership by:

  • A) further developing the capacity of the Governing Body
  • B) developing the role of the School Business Manager
  • C) growing the capacity of middle leaders
  • D) developing the role and impact of subject leaders
  • E) developing the role and impact of post-threshold teachers
  • F) developing the capacity of the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher
 

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