What Is A School Development Plan?

This is one of our key documents in school and drives what we do everyday. The school development plan details what all staff are working on in our relentless drive to raise standards and achieve our vision for The Meadows. We like to keep things simple as we know that too many targets slow down our progress; therefore, we keep the key issues in our School Development Plan to three or four big areas per year. These are the key things everyone is working towards; however, individuals or groups will be also working on their own areas too in order to achieve our vision for The Meadows.
How Are The Key Areas Decided Upon?

Many factors contribute to the key areas of the School Development Plan. These include: the vision set by the Head and Governors, OFSTED reports, external monitoring, data collected by the school and the school's self evaluation of strengths and areas for development. The views of the parents and children are also taken into account through the Parent Questionnaire.

What Are The Key Areas This Year?

  • To promote curriculum recovery in Maths and learning retention by making conscious connections that allow for the deepening of understanding.
  • To promote the characteristics of a writer with a focus on SPAG application and writing for pleasure.
  • To embed Zumos as a mental health and well-being tool across the school.
  • To establish the new role of the Nursery Manager both within the provision and the staff team.
  • To extend high quality Early years provision across a satellite site, to include 3 to 4 year olds.