Avening Primary School

School Development Plan

Our School Development Plan is written in consultation with children, parents, staff and governors. It is driven by the school's vision and aims, as well as in response to internal monitoring and evaluation and external factors, such as government directives and Ofsted feedback.

If you would like to see a detailed copy of the plan, please contact the school office.

 These are our priorities for 2016-2017:

Leading Teaching and Learning (including Foundation Subjects):

Continue to foster outstanding teaching and learning, so that more pupils make outstanding progress, and close attainment gaps, continuing to accelerate the progress of previously lower mid-attainers/SEND/disadvantaged pupils. Work to ensure that previously high attaining children reach ‘greater depth’:

  1. Embed ‘know, apply, deepen’ pedagogy throughout the curriculum, focusing first on maths; this includes ensuring that learning outcomes are sufficiently focused, enabling children’s knowledge, understanding and skills to develop and improve.
  2. Develop the use of Learning Walls to reflect modelling of precise learning outcomes and teaching episodes
  3. Further develop opportunities for staff to reflect and debate the way that they teach (e.g. by involvement in Shirley Clarke action research, development of maths through collaboration with cluster schools, including outstanding school and through involvement with maths hub).
  4. New tracking system implemented successfully.
  5. Appoint children as leaders - ‘Learning Ambassadors’ - responsible for promoting meta-cognitive strategies and feeding back to governors and other stakeholders.
  6. Develop a Parent Council, including representatives of vulnerable groups

In addition to these priorities, we have the following areas of focus:

EYFS

  1. Increase parental input into Learning Journeys
  2. To continue to develop Fledglings groups
  3. KT and playgroup to arrange regular ‘staff swaps’ each term
  4. KT to further develop links between playgroup and school library
  5. To implement Kangaroo Maths scheme to tighten up our maths teaching further
  6. Ask parent helpers to listen to readers from beginning of academic year. Develop a system of Reading Buddies from start of academic year.
  7. Make staffing provision later in year to ensure able writers are given support to achieve Exceeding descriptor.

Reading

  1. Trial whole class reading in Y5/6
  2. Develop reading planning
  3. Reintroduce reading buddies in Key Stage 1/ EYFS

Writing

  1. Continue to foster outstanding teaching and learning, so that more pupils make outstanding progress, and close attainment gaps, including continuing to accelerate the progress of SEND/disadvantaged pupils. Work to ensure that previously high attaining children reach ‘greater depth’.
    1. Develop the use of Learning Walls to reflect modelling of precise learning outcomes and teaching episodes
    2. Complete second year of long term writing planning, including SPAG progression. Embed the learning journey in the English curriculum.
  2. Implement handwriting scheme

Maths

  1. Continue to foster outstanding teaching and learning, so that more pupils make outstanding progress, and close attainment gaps, including continuing to accelerate the progress of SEND/disadvantaged pupils. Work to ensure that previously high attaining children reach ‘greater depth’ and that previously mid attaining children meet the expected standards.
  1. Embed ‘Know, Apply, Deepen’ pedogogy – supporting the lower/mid attainers and challenging higher attainers effectively at KS1 and KS2 - using Kangaroo Maths planning and Shanghai/ Singapore Maths Textbooks as resources
  2. Develop the use of Learning Walls to reflect modelling of precise learning outcomes and teaching episodes
  3. Staff involvement in collaborative CPD

Science and Technology

  1. E-safety training for staff
  2. Use of ‘Know, Apply, Deepen’ in lessons and assessment – initially with focus on science to ensure work of the highest quality.
  3. Monitor effectiveness of technical support staff and hardware.

Healthy Schools

  1. Embed playtime provision with OPAL playtimes.
  2. Implement ‘Knowledge, Apply and Deepen’ within Healthy Schools lessons.
  3. Develop opportunities for outdoor learning.
  4. Introduction of an ‘Activity Council’.

Leadership and Governance:

  1. Working party to explore implications and options for academisation
  2. SEND Action Plan following self-audit
  3. Safe-Guarding Action Plan following self-audit
  4. Health and Safety Action Plan following self-audit
  5. Finance and Staffing actions
  6. Continued leadership involvement on Playgroup Committee