The importance of developing Understanding
As a school we have a long history of avoiding educational bandwagons and faddish approaches to improving outcomes. Our view of what are priority changes to our practice is driven by highly detailed reflections on the progress that our pupils make, built directly into our School Development Plan. As such we have a very clear vision regarding to what we need to do to be better and this is focussed firmly on the children.
To support this we ensure that our School Development Plan is very clear and only includes things which are intended to improve the impact of the school on the children and the wider community. It doesn’t include any tasks which occur on a regular basis, these are separated out into an Annual Task Schedule. As such our School Development Plan is a visual map, on a single sheet of A3 paper, of where we are heading…
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