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School Development Plan

What is the School Development Plan?


It is the role of the Governing Body and Senior Leaders at Easingwold Primary School to provide the strategic direction and drive for further school improvement.


To enable this to happen in a coherent and measured way, we collectively write a School Development Plan each year which sets out the key areas of our work as well as the rationale for each objective. This supports the Governing Body to challenge the effectiveness of the work of the Headteacher and focuses our limited finances and energy towards areas that we believe will best impact on the educational outcomes of the children we serve.


A summary of the School Development Plan is attached below. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the plan with the Headteacher or Governing Body, please get in touch


Underpinning the headlines are a range of actions and action plans which can be tracked back to the subject leaders in school. This ensures that all colleagues have a clearly defined role within our drive for improvement and contribute effectively to our wider school improvements.


As a Governing Body we also agree a set of Key Performance Indicators through which we can judge the success of the school. Often these are data focused so that successes or areas requiring further development are easily quantifiable. Our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are towards the end of the document.


Whilst the bulk of our work is focused on year by year improvements, we must have a clear overview of the direction of the school in the coming years. Our 3 year overview is at the end of the School Development Plan and represents a number of key milestones through which we will judge the effectiveness of our work.


Who's Responsible?


Each of our governors is 'attached' to one aspect of the School Development Plan. It is their role to meet with Senior Leaders to challenge them over the impact of our work. In this way, our governors act as the checks and balances to ensure the school continues to improve at the rate that was witnessed in 2017-2018.


What else are we improving?


The School Development Plan represents the main focus of our work but we also have a number of other areas that we are working on throughout the year. These are included as separate action plans below.

The development plan for 2019-2020 will be uploaded shortly. In the meantime, please look at our Milestone Document to see the direction of travel.

Development Plan Documents