School Development

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?

Key strategic objectives for the autumn term


These are the school priorities for the autumn term only which priorities the rebuilding, restoration and recovery of the curriculum and school culture.

  1. The rapid recovery of phonological knowledge and awareness. 


  1. To promote the fluency and recall of mathematical facts to aid recovery.


  1. To reintroduce the ‘Secrets of Success’ in order to promote personal development and wellbeing.


  1. To review the school’s approach to metacognition and self-regulation. Spring – To promote metacognition and self-regulation across the curriculum.


  1. To promote physical fitness and wellbeing through targeted extra-curricular activities.
  1. To ensure school local governance is kept abreast of school, local and national COVID guidance and procedures.
  1. To establish the positive relationships with our new children and their families, ensuring firm foundations for their future learning journeys.



What Were Our Key Areas Last Year (2019-20)

      1. To develop the role of subject leaders in the foundation subjects.

2. Further improve the progress of pupils in Maths, with a specific focus upon the higher attainers, by developing their approach to problem solving.

3. To further develop the teaching of synthetic phonics.

4. To develop and embed a revised PSHE curriculum across the school.

5. To develop nursery provision for two to four year olds.