School Development Plan
Each year, we write a School Development Plan, which is a strategic plan for improvement.
The key targets for this academic year are:
Attainment & progress
For 80% of children to achieve the expected attainment standard in reading, writing and maths combined. For all children to achieve more than expected progress (7+ steps) from their year group baseline, in writing.
For all children to achieve at least expected progress (6 steps) from their year group baseline, in maths and reading.
Pupil progress meetings with class teachers, AHT and Inclusion AHT ensure that the progress of all children is discussed and those who need additional support to ensure expected (or greater) progress have interventions and adaptations in place. We are able to use a variety of methods to monitor and measure progress throughout the year: teacher formative assessment, summative assessment, lesson monitoring, pupil conferencing, case studies, live marking records, Venn diagrams and books. This information enables us to have a rounded view of the progress children are making and therefore the attainment they will achieve. We will track which children are achieving expected attainment across the three areas: reading, writing and maths to ensure that appropriate support is in place.
Greater Depth Standard
To increase the number of children achieving Greater Depth within the Expected Standard in reading, writing and maths.
Ensure all children are challenged throughout their KS2 journey, and are tracked, monitored and have adaptations in place to increase the number of children achieving the greater depth standard. We are able to use a variety of methods to monitor and measure progress throughout the year: teacher formative assessment, summative assessment, lesson monitoring, pupil conferencing, case studies, live marking records, Venn diagrams and books.
To refine and develop adaptations within the Connected Curriculum to ensure all children, including vulnerable learners, are equipped with the opportunities and skills needed to be successful learners.
Our intent is to ensure that the challenges children may face do not impact their access to learning and therefore we will provide the opportunities, resources, adaptations and skills that the children need to achieve their very best. We continue to deliver fantastic personal development, behaviour and welfare education and this is recognised by all stakeholders. Behaviour is good and we must continue to ensure the language of ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’ is used to ensure expectations are consistently clear. We have a strong focus on the wellbeing of both children and adults to ensure that everyone is in the best possible position for a learning environment which enables learners to thrive.
The Connected Curriculum
To ensure connections across learning are made seamlessly and retrieval of knowledge is embedded in all lessons.
The Ravenscote skills are embedded in all lessons and discussed throughout. Children are able to connect to their previous learning and build upon their knowledge every day. Exposure to the Ravenscote skills enable children to be able to recall, relate and remember their knowledge whilst developing a set of lifelong learning skills.