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School Development Priorities for 2020-21

Dear Parents and Carers,


Last year, as part of our commitment to working together with parents and carers, we shared with you the key features of the annual School Development Plan for 2019-20. To continue strengthening our partnership, I am writing to let you know about our priorities for 2020-21.


By way of background, for those families who are new to the school, each school leadership team (Headteacher and Senior Leaders from within the school) are required to put in place a plan that will inform their work during each school year. This plan is based on evidence from a wide range of sources that include: our own monitoring of children’s learning (their books, their lessons, their views about their learning); achievement both academically and in other areas; Key Stage 2 results; the views of children, staff and parents on all aspects of the school and the findings of external review bodies such as OFSTED and the Local Authority.


Our main priorities for 2019/20 have been evaluated and the very successful outcomes of the work of all the staff, the children and their families and our governors have been used (alongside a wide range of evidence sources as detailed above) to identify the priorities for the current academic year.  In addition, we have considered the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the lockdown in our target setting.




Priority 1:  Embed Assessment for Learning (AfL), QLA and feedback strategies to inform teachers’ planning

Priority 2:  Begin to incorporate aspects of the ‘educating for equality’ project into the school curriculum

Priority 3:  Monitor the development of the new curriculum plans in the foundation subjects

Priority 4:  Ensure English and Mathematics teaching fills essential gaps in learning

Priority 5:  Meet children’s mental health and well-being needs in light of school closure

Priority 6:  Ensure all teachers are held to account for the planning and progress of children with SEND (priority EHCP, ESF and My Support Plan children)


I trust that this brief overview of the School’s Development Plan for the coming academic year has been helpful. We look forward to continuing to work closely with you all.