School Development

School Development Plan 2018 - 19

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 
    • To raise standards and achievement in maths and reading (KS2) and writing (KS1)
    • To further improve and develop EYFS provision so that the % of children achieving a Good Level of Development continues to be in line with, or above, national norms
  • Teaching 
    • To improve the way we track progress to ensure targets are in place to support all groups of children in making at least expected progress
    • To improve pupil engagement so that all groups of pupils are challenged and motivated, demonstrating excellent attitudes towards learning.
  • Leadership and Management
    • To further develop the leadership and management of the school
    • To further develop and embed the global aspect of the school.

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. 

The two Co headteachers also lead on Assessment, PHSE and International 

Curriculum Development - Maths, Literacy, Science, Computing, D &T, Art 

Curriculum Enhancement - Early Years, PE, Geography, History, Music, RE, Global, Modern Foreign Languages

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 2018-21 .  

Strategic Development Plan