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School Development Plan 2018-19

Since September 2018 we have been focused on the following areas and were very successful:

  • To further develop Reading across the school –so far we have completed training, purchased new resources including online electronic reading, delivered Parent Workshops and are implementing a new process in school which should maximise the impact on pupil attainment and achievement in reading.

  • To look at how we use assessment for and of learning with children- so far teachers have been looking at how we mark, set targets and give feedback to children to maximise impact on learning. We have bought new diagnostic tests that help us move children on in their learning.

  • To ensure all children are challenged in their learning – we have looked at how we challenge children through providing appropriate differentiated activities and are introducing and trialling work around ‘Chilli’ challenges and ‘Reciprocal’ teaching

  • To continue to develop our new Curriculum- we are continuing our work as a Pioneer school with Welsh Government, revising our planning to include ‘Pupil Voice’, looking at the topics we study to make sure we plan authentic learning and are giving opportunities to learn indoors and outdoors and to use their literacy, numeracy, digital and thinking skills in real life situations

  • To ensure all staff in school have up to date Professional training and research, particularly relating to the new Curriculum – all staff are receiving up to date training in ways to develop and implement the new Curriculum and ensure they are ready for the Curriculum roll out

  • To continue to promote the Welsh language – so far staff have all received update training on the materials they use to teach welsh, teaching assistants have also received training to develop their skills. A ‘Criw Cymreig’ has been set up and pupils are helping to promote the use of welsh in and outside the classroom. We are reviewing the way in which we promote welsh around school and on our website – we achieved the Bronze award..

School Development Plan 2019-20

From September 2019 we are looking at the following main areas for development:

  • To review and update maths planning, provision and assessment with an increased focus on problem solving and authentic learning experiences

  • To review and further develop outdoor and indoor provision in the Foundation phase

  • To continue to review and develop the creative challenge curriculum in line with the new Curriculum for Wales.

School Development Plan 2020-21

  • To further develop the school's bespoke 'Challenge' Curriculum

  • To develop processes relating to pupil assessment and progression

  • To implement the new ALN procedures

  • To review and further develop a whole school strategy for wellbeing