School Development Plan

The School Development Plan is the document that drives the strategic work to develop and improve the school.  The plan gives everyone in the school community a clear vision and sense of purpose for improving the school. 

Below are the six key, “headline” targets agreed by governors, along with success criteria and key actions for each target.  The key targets have been reached by gathering information from a variety of sources.  These include external evaluations of our work by OFSTED and the Local Authority, alongside our own extensive and detailed self-evaluation processes – our data analysis, staff appraisal processes, lesson observations, pupil progress meetings, surveys of children, parents and staff.  The targets draw on discussions governors have had in our various Full Governing Body and Committee meetings.  The targets also reflect the national agenda of education reform.

Our six key targets are:

1)    Improve outcomes in statutory assessments in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

2)    Improve Assessment and Self-evaluation processes for Science/ICT and Foundation Subjects

3)    Improve Information for Parents

4)    Curriculum Development

5)    Improve Outdoor Learning Environment

6)    Developing “character education” as part of our school curriculum

Beneath this summary lie action plans for specific target areas, curriculum areas and other areas of the work of the school. These contain the detail of how we will work to achieve our key targets.  There are development plans for other areas of the school’s work with actions that do not feature in our “headline” targets presented here.  This is so that all of our leaders can plan their workload to fit into the school development cycle.

The targets and action plans give governors the opportunity to monitor and evaluate the work of the school to develop, improve and raise standards.  We build into the action plans monitoring and evaluation activities – these activities will include the work of Governors through committees and link governor visits.  

The summary of our plan can be downloaded below.