School Development Priorities

School Development Plan priorities 2016-17

We are constantly striving to improve our practice and above all the outcomes for our children. This year we have identified the following main focus areas:

Key Focus 1


  • To maintain/improve attainment in reading, writing and SPAG at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • Successful introduction of joined handwriting for Mallard Class in the summer term

Key Focus 2

  • To maintain/improve attainment in maths at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • To develop effective assessment for learning through the introduction of The White Rose Assessment materials
  • Ensure accelerated progress for groups of underachieving children particularly in Year 5 and 6.
  • Improve the number of higher ability children achieving greater depth  at the end of Key Stage 1
  • To continue to improve using problem solving skills of all pupils in a range of real life contexts, utilising Singapore Maths.

To prepare for anticipated X table tests with more structured sessions


Key Focus 3


  • Raise profile of Science through whole school Science Week and PSQM award
  • To ensure assessment in Science follows assessment in English and Maths.

The promotion of STEM study and career paths


We also maintain permanent strands to our SDP for Safeguarding and Promotion of British Values:


British Values

Ensure everyone in school is promoting British Values determined as:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty

Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

Safeguarding and E-safety

  • Ensuring that all Safeguarding and Child Protection duties are undertaken rigorously including staff training and development
  • Work towards the accreditation of ‘360 degree safe’ for  E-safety


Additional detailed action plans for the Use of Sport Premium funding and the Pupil Premium Grant can be found in the relevant sections on our website.
All areas have a detailed action plan allocating responsibilities, actions and deadlines and are monitored by governors each term

Any suggestions and contributions towards our School Development Plan are welcomed.