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School Development Plan 2020-2021

SECTION 2: Priorities FOR School development from school’s Self-Evaluation – Overview

Catholic life, Collective Worship and Religious Education

Quality of Education in Early Years

1.1 To secure and embed the new Religious Education Interim Standards of Assessment criteria

1.2 To set high expectations and aspirations for all in RE.

1.3 To embed the Worship Timetable and continue its development to ensure it allows for pupil voice


  1. 1 To increase the percentage of all pupils attaining GLD by focusing on the key areas of reading, writing and number especially for EAL, disadvantaged and SEND pupils who performed significantly lower in these prime areas than pupils not within these groups last year
  2. 2 To increase the proportion of pupils achieving ‘exceeding’ across prime and specific areas so that outcomes are at least in line with the national average.
  3. 3 To enable support staff to make skilled observations

The Quality of Education

Behaviour and Attitudes

Curriculum Intent:

2.1 To further develop the curriculum to ensure it is broad, balanced and meets the needs of all children

2.2 To support ambitious aspirations for all children especially PP/ Vulnerable children

2.3 To further improve the teaching of reading


Curriculum Implementation:

2.4 Ensure that all teaching is at least 100% good with outstanding features being seen by

 • Ensuring that teachers’ subject knowledge is secure

 • Ensuring effective and consistently high-quality marking and feedback which enables pupil response

• Ensuring high quality planning which supports and challenges all pupils and facilitates good individual pupil progress


Curriculum Impact:

2.5 To further improve pupil outcomes and attainment in phonics and reading at KS1

2.6 To increase the proportion of children achieving expected in Reading, writing and maths combined in KS1 and KS2

2.7 To increase the proportion of children achieving greater depth at KS1 and KS2 in both combined and in individual subjects

  1. 1 To improve overall attendance to ensure it is inline and remains in line with the national average.
  2. 2 To ensure the behaviour of the children is consistently good, especially at unstructured times of the day.
  3. 3 To further develop the partnerships with parents, so that pupils are well supported.

Personal development

5.1 To ensure the support for pupils’ MHEW is good

5.2 To ensure we have a clear RSE policy and plan in place for Summer 2021

Leadership and Management

  1. 1 To ensure all subject leaders understand their roles and carry these out effectively
  2. 2 To develop the SLT and those new to their roles to ensure they effective
  3. 3 Further develop partnership working with local Catholic Schools (St Mary Magdalen’s, St Thomas Beckett and Sacred Heart)
  4. 4 SAFEGUARDING: To continue to ensure safeguarding is effective.
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