School Development

School Development Plan 2015/16

Each year the school defines which areas will be the focus of development for the next academic year. The decisions are based upon various factors:-

  • Progress of previous targets
  • Development needs generated from Curriculum groups following work scrutiny, observations, learning walks and discussions
  • Year 6 SATs results 
  • National Initiatives
  • Research 
  • Professional discussion within school
  • Results of surveys  

The areas for development  may fall into several categories and can also be linked with the OFSTED areas of judgement. 

  • Achievement 
    • Mathematics-increasing understanding and depth of knowledge to confidently move from concrete to abstract
    • Spelling Grammar and Punctuation- to develop age appropriate understanding whilst still enhancing the enjoyment of reading and expressive writing
  • Teaching 
    • Vulnerable groups /quality first teaching
  • Behaviour and Safety
    • Parental engagement with learning and behaviour
  • Leadership and Management
    • Embedding a 'Learning to Learn ' culture and approach

There are also several supplementary areas which are development issues but will not necessarily be the main focus of Professional Development for all staff or the focus of INSET days. These are mostly addressed by the specific curriculum teams. 

Technical - Maths , Computing and Science

Humanities - English, History and Geography

Creative and Physical - Foundation Stage, PE, Art, DT and Music 

Social - RE, PHSCE , Pupil Voice and Learning to Learn 

Global - International/ Global Awareness, Eco School, Outdoor Education and Healthy Schools

School Development continues across a wider community by involving governors in training and development of understanding of areas such as data whilst also updating parents on curriculum changes and ways of working. 

Parallel to this are capital improvements which although planned over a three year period may change during the life of that strategic document. Timelines may also slip due to external factors including monetary resources.

This can be illustrated through this annotated version of the Strategic Capital Plan from 2011-14 .  

Strategic Capital Plan