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Academy Improvement 2018-19

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Every school has a development plan which focuses on the areas for improvement and development throughout the academic year. The plan is made up of targets, which help us maintain high standards and ensure we are constantly improving our teaching, learning, policies and procedures.

The targets on the plan are identified through a process of self evaluation by all those involved in the federation, and informed by priorities for development identified by Ofsted.  We also look at local and national initiatives, reports from subject leaders, results of our evaluation in school and developments in education to make sure our targets and planned tasks and actions are specific to the needs of our federation.

Once the targets have been agreed it is implemented and evaluated throughout the academic year to confirm progress and the impact of tasks and actions.

Everyone in the school works together and carries out tasks on the plan. By working together we can ensure continuous improvement and high standards for everyone in our school – children, parents, staff and governors.

If you would like to see a full copy of the plan, please call into one of the school offices.


The SDP is just one of the ways we work to improve the quality of care and education we provide for the children in our academy.


School Development Plan 2018 -19 Key Aims and Rationale


Key Aims


  • The key aims of the School Development Plan 2018 – 19 are:
  • Target 1 (Leadership) – to ensure a sustainable, strong leadership team and effective systems are in place in order to improve outcomes for all pupils

  • Target 2 (Behaviour and Safety) – to ensure a consistent approach to improve behaviour to support effective teaching and learning and to ensure the safety and well-being of all children

  • Target 3 (Assessment) – to ensure an accurate, robust and consistent assessment system that supports effective teaching and learning and the progress of children 

  • Target 4 (Curriculum) – to ensure children receive a progressive, broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum 

  • Target 5 (Reading) – to enable all children to read fluently and develop a love of reading 

  • Target 6 (Outcomes) – to ensure any gaps in the progress and attainment of all cohorts of children are reduced, and improved to at least national averages


Put simply, in 2018 – 19; we must:

  • Raise the quality of teaching & learning
  • Be constantly mindful of our Safeguarding duties
  • Rigorously monitor and act decisively as a result
  • Develop the assessment structure in the school
  • Support the whole child
  • Build sustainability
  • Develop independence, resilience and peer support within the children
  • Build on the Academy’s values, ethos and develop community relations.