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St Nicolas' Church of England Infant School

Living life in all its fullness

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St Nicolas' Church of England Infant School

Living life in all its fullness

Current Priorities

School Development Plan (SDP) Priorities 2019-2020


Priority 1

Leadership and Management:

To continue to develop the expertise of governors so that school leaders are robustly held to account and challenged knowledgeably (OFSTED TARGET) 

To develop greater outcomes for every child, than would be individually possible, through collaborative school to school partnerships (deepen and extend collaboration and increase impact for pupil outcomes). To explore avenues to develop financial stability ensuring long term sustainability.

To ensure staffing structure is effective, capable, skilled and supported.


Priority 2

Quality of Education:

To ensure children are clear on how their learning is progressing over time, through effective feedback and marking systems, and clear standardised assessment records including Foundation Subjects

  To ensure the most able learners are sufficiently challenged and that the percentage of children       reaching expected standards at the end of each year is in line with national age related expectations. 


Priority 3

Personal Development, Welfare and Behaviour:

  To make the Christian basis of the school’s values more explicit in order that all members of the     school community are able to articulate this and draw upon it in living out the values. To embed a   systematic process for monitoring and evaluating the impact of the school’s distinctive ethos in order   to generate further strategies for continued improvement. To introduce a focus on God as Father, Son   and Holy Spirit in collective worship. (SIAMS TARGETS)

 Behaviour and Attitudes: to ensure a safe, calm, orderly and positive environment that has impact on   behavior and attitudes of pupils.

Personal Development: to ensure our curriculum and provision extends beyond the academic and that the schools supports staff and pupils in their own personal development.


Priority 4

Quality of Early Years Provision:

  To ensure a “highly stimulating environment and exceptional organisation of the curriculum provides    rich, varied and imaginative experiences” with a focus on the outdoor area

  To ensure new staffing and assessment procedures are effective and showing impact on children’s   learning

  To embed effective working relationships with pre-school settings to ensure smooth transition, and     local schools to share good practice.