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