School Development Plan

 

Sayes Court School Development Plan 2020 / 2023

Quality of Education - Priorities

PR – RR/CB/RW

Governors – AR/AA

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • To ensure the curriculum is broad,  balanced and ambitious and takes into account the needs of all children post Covid and in transition phases
  • Curriculum has been reviewed and where necessary new schemes have been put in place which take into account the needs of the children
  • Focus on developing talents and a staff member is leading in this area
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  • To ensure the foundation curriculum is fully embedded across the school with the profile of all foundation subjects raised
  • All subjects now on weekly timetable.   The following are alternated half-termly:

Geography /History

DT/Art

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  • To ensure teachers have good subject knowledge
  • All subject coordinators are now responsible for training in their subject
  • Focus on teachers developing knowledge in regard to the sequencing of their subjects
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  • To ensure progression in skills and knowledge in all subjects is evident over time
  • Progression and skills grids in place
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  • To ensure results at the end of each phase or key stage and for the phonics screening and timetables test  are in line with or above national
  • End of term assessments not yet complete
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  • To ensure Reading for Pleasure (RfP) is fully embedded across the school and all children especially those in the lower 20% read widely, with fluency and comprehension and as a result are able to access all areas of the curriculum

 

  • Reading timetabled into the school day, training timetabled for Spring term for all staff
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  • To ensure a robust catch up programme is in place across the school which includes the development of Precision Teaching
  • All pupils have taken part in baselines and interventions and QFT in place to address gaps
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  • To ensure vocabulary is developed across the curriculum in each phase and key stage
  • Key vocabulary in place for all subjects
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  •  Ensure IT needs of school are met and good practice in place over closure continues
  • Teams is used for homework
  • Review of IT needs of school has taken place – plan now in place to be rolled out over the coming year
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Evidenced By  

 

Data, Lesson Observations / Learning Walks, Planning, Pupil Progress Meetings, Pupil Voice, Teacher and Support Staff  Feedback / Discussion, Surveys – Parents/Pupils, Overviews, Work Scrutiny, Timetable, Homework

 

                                                                 

 

 

 

Behaviour and Attitudes – Priorities

PR - RR/GC/RW

Governor – AD

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • To ensure whole school attendance and PA continues to be in line with or exceed national
  • Whole school attendance continues to be line with national despite Covid
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  • To develop strategies to ensure pupils consistently arrive in school punctually and over time lateness reduces by 50% in each class (measured in minutes)
  • Early start times have resulted in improved punctuality
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  • To ensure that learning behaviours are fully embedded across the school and pupils consistently demonstrate these
  • Strategies in place to ensure adults focus on learning behaviours in class
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  • To ensure all pupils are engaged in the process of assessment and feedback and over time this impacts positively on outcomes across the curriculum 
  • Feedback policy reviewed
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  • Ensure uptake of blended learning is 100% across the school
  • Survey sent home to parents to establish which families don’t have access
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Evidenced By  

Attendance Data, Behaviour Records, Gate Duties, Lesson Observations / Learning Walks, Parent Feedback, Pupil Voice Teacher and Support Staff  Feedback / Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Development – Priorities

 

PR – AE/JW/VP/IV

Governor – CH

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • To ensure a wellbeing strategy is in place for children and adults and this takes into account the impact of the Covid closure and any related bereavement
  • Mindfulness built into the school day
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  • To ensure the curriculum enables pupils to recognise and develop their interests
  • Talent lead in place

 

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  • To ensure the curriculum enables pupils’ cultural capital to be developed
  • PD team working on identifying gaps in cultural capital with programme together by Spring
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  • To ensure the curriculum provides pupils with the skills and knowledge needed to be healthy and develop character
  • Monitoring of lunches in place
  • PD team putting a programme together for healthy living to be available by Spring
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  • To ensure pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain
  • PD team identifying gaps this term and will put a programme in place for the Spring
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  • To develop play and lunch times so children benefit fully from each part of the school day
  • P.E. lead working with SLT to ensure Sports Premium is used to build on gaps in children’s experiences during play / lunch
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Evidenced By  

Basic Skills List, Behaviour Records, Clubs List and Uptake Records, Gate Duties, Lesson Observations / Learning Walks, Parent Feedback, Pupil Voice Teacher and Support Staff  Feedback / Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Management – Priorities

 

PR – RR

Governors – HQ/KL

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • To build on the good safeguarding practice currently in school
  • All staff have undergone training on reporting and recording keeping
  • DSL/DDSLs are making use of CPOMs
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  • To plan curriculum needs for  2021/2022 and beyond  by spring 2021
  • Meeting with SBM set for Spring
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  • To finalise plans for school buildings currently not in use
  • Plans finalised
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  • To ensure development opportunities are available to all staff so over time they are able to  move up to more senior roles
  • Two members of staff completing NPQSL
  • One member completing NPQH
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  • To ensure  training is in place for all subject leaders so they are able to impact on pupil outcomes in  their subject areas and area able to identify strengths and areas for development across the school
  • Training has taken place for all subject leaders and is ongoing
  • Leads are being given opportunities to complete learning walks, pupil voice and book looks in order to improve their knowledge of strengths and weaknesses in their subjects
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  • To ensure all teachers are able to direct supporting adults effectively so they are able to impact positively on pupil outcomes including closing any Covid gaps
  • Training has taken place
  • Teachers (except new to school or early career) are responsible for appraisal of LSAs
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  • To ensure governors take an active and strategic role in supporting the priorities of the School
  • Remote subject lead meetings held
  • Gap meetings taking place
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  • To ensure the profile of the school is raised in the community through the use of social media  and the website
  • Meeting with SBM planned for Spring
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  • To develop GDPR practice in school
  • Training planned for Spring
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  • To ensure government guidelines regarding Covid are adhered to and good practice in place is maintained
  • Risk assessment is reviewed regularly
  • Attendance is good and is evidence of good practice
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Evidenced By  

Completion of NPQ Courses, Leaders Articulate and Evidence Impact, Learning Walks /Observations, Teaching and Learning Reviews, Support Staff Feedback, Governor Feedback / Meetings, Numbers on Roll, All Spaces in Use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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