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School Development Plans

Our School Development Plan (SDP) is our strategic plan for improvement.


  • It allows the whole school community to understand the school’s areas for development within the context of our Christian vision
  • It provides everyone with a clear understanding of the school’s goals and how they will be achieved
  • It contains timescales for implementation to ensure accountability
  • It allows the school to determine how to effectively use resources to meet goals
  • It helps the school to budget and determine spending priorities
  • It clarifies the key priorities the school believes are the most important to address at this time


We constantly review everything we do based on self-evaluation (SEF), assessments, observations, feedback and the needs of our pupils. These reviews help us to identify priorities and form the core of our SDP.


We believe it’s important to allow everyone the chance to contribute ideas for school improvement. We ask parents, staff, governors and our children to share their ideas through action planning, questionnaires and via the school and worship councils.


Staff members play a key role in determining our priorities and ensuring their success. Staff development forms a large part of our school improvement process, with staff encouraged to undertake training throughout the year, both internally and externally, and INSET days are planned to enhance teaching and learning.


Once the SDP is agreed, we review it at least termly to ensure we are meeting expectations and are on course to deliver our promises.  The Headteacher reports to the Governing Body to allow the Governors to understand the progress that is being made.


Subject leaders’ Action Plans are also to be considered alongside this document.  As a Church School, we attach the RE and Collective Worship Action Plan to the end of the document for reference (see Section 12).  Individual linked Governors work alongside staff members to allow progress in individual subjects or areas of responsibility to be identified.


For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Katie Chappell.