Lordship Farm Primary School

Lordship Farm Primary School

Lordship Farm Primary School

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School Development Plan

 School Development Plan Key Issues 2014-2019

1) To raise our standards and expectations even further so that attainment in all subjects is significantly above average and all children make exceptional progress by the end of KS2.

 We will ensure that strategies are introduced to improve standards in writing so that attainment across reading, writing, maths and science are all equally high and significantly above the National average. We will continue to focus on tracking children’s progress and use target setting and feedback as a way of promoting excellent progress. 

  • Develop more effective feedback strategies to ensure children make immediate improvements to their work
  • Raise expectations with regard to standards expected for each year group and amount of progress expected
  • Introduce new strategies to improve attainment in writing (Big Writing)
  • Enhance existing strategies to monitor pupil progress  and to tackle poor progress

 2) To ensure that teaching is of the highest standard.

To use best practice from our own and other schools and support our staff in developing consistently outstanding teaching. 

  • To recruit teachers with a proven track record of high quality performance.
  • Provide a programme of non contact time to enable mentoring/peer coaching/professional development to take place
  • To provide clear guidance to staff through professional development opportunities and modelling of what outstanding teaching looks like
  • To develop a ‘coaching culture’ across the school that will enable staff to find solutions to their own professional development
  • To remodel the responsibilities of the Leadership Team introducing ‘phase ‘ leadership to give greater focus on the quality of teaching and learning within each phase

3) To develop a curriculum that reflects all current statutory requirements but which remains flexible and responsive to allow for creativity and innovation.

We will develop a curriculum ready for introduction in 2014. We will work to ensure that all recent developments (such as Building Learning Power) are maintained whilst including any new statutory requirements.

  • Development of a challenging curriculum that goes beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum which is suited to the needs of our children and stakeholders.

 4) To promote the confidence of all staff by providing appropriate opportunities for Continuing Professional Development.

We will recognise the changing roles of staff and will work to provide CPD to meet their individual needs.

  • To develop a ‘Professional Development Plan’ with all staff that details their needs and aspirations and identifies suitable professional development opportunities

5) To develop our facilities to provide for the needs of a growing school population.

We will address the needs of a changing curriculum and the demands on playspace caused by our increasing numbers. We aim to install an all-weather surface that can be used by the school and the wider community.

  • To install an  astroturf sports pitch for use by the school and local community
  • To develop further play opportunities for our KS1 children

6) To develop our communication systems further.

We will use state of the art technology to ensure that all members of the school community have easy access to information. We will ensure that parents are kept fully informed of any changes to the curriculum or our practice and that they have the opportunity to have their questions answered.

  • Develop an app for mobile devices to keep parents informed
  • Update and improve our website