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School Development Priorities for 2021-22

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. To continue strengthening our partnership, I am writing to let you know about our priorities for 2021-22.


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 2020/21 have been evaluated and the 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:  To support teachers to collaboratively engage with theory, modelling, feedback and coaching in the context of their own classrooms and cultivating a culture of sharing, reflection, and continuous in-school development. 


Priority 2:  To ensure leaders are empowered and accountable for the highest expectations and outcomes in their subject area/year group.


Priority 3:  To ensure children are confident in the use of the four number operations and can confidently apply their knowledge of the multiplication tables.


Priority 4:   To continue to prioritise reading to make sure that every child becomes a fluent and proficient reader using the new DfE ‘Reading framework – Teaching the foundations of literacy July 2021’.


Priority 5:  To ensure high quality provision and outcomes for children identified as needing SEND Support. 


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.