Each year the school creates a school development plan that is about how we plan to improve the school during the year. It focuses on a few key priorities. This is not to say the school is not working on other things too, but the priorities are the focus of training and monitoring. The priorities in our School Development Plan are based on the following key evaluative work:
- Our analysis of summative assessment data regarding the children’s attainment and progress
- Discussions at our whole staff and governors twilight session in June and the inset day at the start of the year with all teachers and TAs
- External views and recommendations from our SILC visits with the Crofty MAT
- Parent views from questionnaires
- Children’s views from pupil conferencing
Our Current Priorities are:
Quality of Education – Secure high standards of quality first teaching for all pupils, including SEND and disadvantaged, and use accurate assessment and feedback to identify gaps in learning
Quality of Education- Revisit the broader curriculum to promote progress and to ensure children develop high-quality knowledge and understanding
Improve attendance to above 97%.
- Reduce persistent absenteeism
- Improve attendance across the school and in particular those with SEND and those considered most disadvantaged
Ensure leadership and management, at all levels, is effective in achieving positive outcomes for all pupils
- Revise the CPPD strategy and develop the coaching model to improve teaching and learning
- Build leadership capacity to improve all pupil outcomes
- Leaders ensure that implementation matches curriculum intent
- Develop the school culture to embody our principles and values and revisit the curriculum drivers to secure excellent learning behaviours
As well as creating a school development plan document and related action plans, we create a poster to capture what we are focusing on. The poster attempts to capture what we are exploring and doing. It acts as a prompt and starting point for discussion with staff about the priorities and it also acts as a visual reminder. We like to share it with parents too, to give them an idea of our areas of focus for development.
Please find below the posters for previous years. Hopefully this will demonstrate how we build on previous priorities. It is not about starting fresh each year-it is a continuous journey of development.
Our previous priorities were: