The School Development Plan enables the school’s vision to be shared and understood by the whole school community. Our aim is to work and learn together as a community in order to improve and be the best that we can be. The School Development Plan should give everyone an understanding of where the school is going and what actions will be taken to ensure we get there. We set clear timescales for implementation and determine how to effectively use both human and material resources to support specific goals. It also helps us plan and prioritise our budget and guides how we plan and organise staff training. The School Development Plan is designed to give a sharp, clear focus to those aspects of our work which we believe are most in need of improvement.
Everyone has the chance to contribute ideas as to how our school can improve. There are regular opportunities for staff and Governors to review how successful our improvements have been and agree priorities for the coming year. We ask parents, staff and children to share their ideas through questionnaires and through our School Council. We want everyone to support us and help us improve and this can only happen if we are all involved.
Once we have agreed the priorities, the Headteacher identifies targets for improvement by writing the School Development Plan. This is then shared with everyone.
There are five Key Priorities for the plan. We wish to achieve each target as fully as possible; therefore they will drive our training, resources, teaching and learning, monitoring, evaluation and review over the next year.
Professional development INSET days are an important part of this process. In addition to this, all staff are keen to keep up to date with new initiatives. Therefore, individual teachers and support staff will undertake training throughout the year in order to further their own professional development and to strengthen the subject expertise of the staff. Subject Leaders develop their own Subject Leader Action Plan which identifies key areas for development within their own curriculum area for the academic year.
Our School Development Plan has been structured in accordance with the revised Ofsted Framework for Inspection (August 2016) so priorities are grouped under the Ofsted category headings; Effectiveness of Leadership and Management, Outcomes for Children, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare and The Effectiveness of Early Years Provision.
This plan has been compiled with the aim of ensuring that the priorities identified will improve the overall efficiency of the school and provide for the needs of all children spiritually, socially, morally, physically and academically, thereby having a positive impact on the standards children attain.
School Development Plan Summary 2018-2019
To continue to promote the Christian distinctiveness of our school
- To continue to develop the theological and spiritual literacy across the school
- To review our vision and values in a Christian context with clear Biblical links
- To ensure we are in line with the new SIAMS framework and demonstrating excellent outcomes for all children
To implement an effective Distributed Leadership Model
- To further clarify the roles and responsibilities of staff and governors, invest in training and empower the team to lead School Improvement within their areas of responsibility
- To continue to maximise the impact of teaching assistants on teaching and learning
To improve outcomes for children
- To ensure that children who achieved ‘expected’ at EYFS in reading, writing and mathematics achieve ‘expected’ or ‘greater depth’ at the end of Key Stage 1. Greater number of children moving from ‘expected’ to ‘greater depth’. No ‘drop off’ for any group
- To ensure children who achieved ‘expected’ at EYFS/end of Key Stage 1 in reading, writing and mathematics achieve ‘expected’ or ‘greater depth’ across each year (1-4) No’ drop off’ for any group
- To ensure careful monitoring and targeted provision for our pupil premium and looked after children to secure good outcomes. No ‘drop off’ for any child
- To ensure accurate assessment and moderation of judgements across all subjects and year groups
- To ensure effectiveness and consistency of SEND provision across the school
- To implement specialist SEND assessment for tracking steps of progress for SEND/EHCP children
- To ensure implementation of a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of our children
- To prepare for Year 4 multiplication test (up to x12) March 2020
- To improve children’s attendance and punctuality
- To develop the children’s understanding of successful characteristics of learning
- To further development our playtime and lunchtime provision to promote healthy eating (HC3S kitchen facility) and an active lifestyle (Sport Funding)
- To ensure that children are supported to attain a Good Level of Development
- To continue to work with pre-school providers and families to promote ‘school readiness’
- To develop the teaching of mathematics within the EYFS curriculum
- To prepare for the proposed EYFS curriculum changes in 2019-2020 and in light of the Bold Beginnings document