School Vision & Development Plan
"Loved, Inspired, Shining"
Our vision is for:
• Each person to know they are loved as they are by God, flourishing and reaching their potential.
• All our families to live life in all its fullness, inspired to learn through a creative curriculum.
• Our school to “Shine like a star”, bringing hope and courage to our community.
Underpinning our vision is that love grounds everything we do.
“Let us love one another, because love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7
“There is no fear in love, perfect love drives out all fear.” 1 John 4:18
School Development Plan 2022-23
This academic year our School Plan will focus on many areas but the key ones that we would like both our children and their families to focus on again fall into an acronym. We hope that this will help our whole community to understand what it is that we are working on from September. This year we are focusing on G.R.O.W.T.H
Risk Taking and Resilience
Happiness, Wellbeing and Wonder
Great Reading: As part of our Little Wandle Phonics Scheme, we will be continuing to focus on Reading. We will be teaching the skills needed for our children to become fluent and capable readers and to realise the power of a good book. During our daily reading sessions, the children will be taught decoding skills to help them to apply their phonic knowledge. We will also be teaching the children to understand and interpret what they have read, discussing key features of the text. As always, we greatly appreciate your input into supporting your child’s reading development and will be running parent information sessions later this year to help you to understand how we teach reading and the best way to support your child at home.
Risk Taking and Resilience: We want our whole school community to believe that their abilities are endless and can be developed through dedication, perseverance and hard work. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential to achieve great things. We want all of our school community to think about how they think and learn, so that they may learn more, learn it more quickly, and view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve their learning and skills.
Outstanding Curriculum: We have continued to develop our curriculum offer to ensure that our children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which inspires them and harnesses their interests, providing aspiration in all subjects. Our curriculum is tailored to the children and makes best use of our wonderful local community, with many opportunities for outdoor learning. Our curriculum is knowledge and skills based and this year, we will be focusing on providing opportunities for the children to revisit, build upon and apply skills and knowledge that they have previously learned to ensure that their learning sticks and that they make connections between different concepts.
Wonderful Writing: This year, we will be building on our work around reading and phonics to focus on strengthening our children’s love of writing. Whether this be children taking their first steps into mark making, or producing beautiful written gems for others to discover! Our English Leader, Mrs Swindells will be running parent information sessions to explain how we teach writing and ways that you can support your child at home.
Thriving Community: We pride ourselves on our outward facing approach and the community feel within the school. We want to ensure that this continues to be a priority for us and that opportunities to access the community are embraced to enhance learning in all subjects. Access to community spaces have been hindered through the pandemic and we want to ensure that we re-engage our children in accessing our local area, expertise within the community and experiences that will enhance their learning. We are also delighted to be re-energising our Friends Association and hope to be able to gather together any members of our school community who may be able to help in fundraising events and support for the school throughout the year.
Happiness, Wellbeing and Wonder: Wellbeing has been a priority in school for the past few years and we want to build upon the work that has been implemented with regards to the happiness, wellbeing and spirituality of our whole school community. Opportunities have been planned into our curriculum to allow the children to explore their feelings and experience awe and wonder. Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves. Among other areas of the curriculum, we will be harnessing our expertise within outdoor learning, the arts, creativity and music to further enhance our spiritual development.