School Development Plan

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The School Development Plan sets out our main target  areas for improvement for the coming year and beyond. There is a clear focus on raising standards and attainment in core subjects as well as developing pupils social, moral, sprirtual and cultural awareness and preparing them for life as active citizens in multi-cultural Britain.

Hazel Slade Primary Academy School Improvement Plan 2018 onwards.

Overview of current school improvement projects.

Project Area Main focus of project


Lead N. Floyd

Pupils to develop a love of reading, embed reading for pleasure


Pupils develop rich and  wide vocabulary

Pupils increase comprehension skills

Assessment of reading skills is accurate



Lead N. Floyd

Children learn to spell common exception words and spelling patterns


Teach grammar and punctuation effectively so that pupils apply their knowledge independently in their writing



Lead S. Camacho

Embed Mastery approach in teaching ( 2 teachers on Maths Mastery Programme)


Ensure core skills taught and applied in reasoning and problem solving



Lead L. Davies

To make more effective use of our assessment results and procedures to ensure a greater percentage of pupils will reach age expected attainment in science at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


Lead L. Stubbs

To achieve the Computing Quality Mark – Autumn 2019


Establish digital leaders and peer tutoring .

Lesson study project



Lead L. Brealey

Whole school attendance to be above 96%  2018-19





Lead L. Brealey

Establish use of CPOMS online reporting system from Sept 2018


Review Safeguarding policy in line with SCC policy Autumn 2018

Implement changes from KCSIE and Working Together

Establish home visit for all EYFS starters ( in Autumn for 2018 starters).

Teaching and Learning


Lead L. Brealey

Maximise the effectiveness of the teaching assistants.


Ensure a culture of challenge.(L.Davies)

Develop questioning skills to promote learning. (S. Camacho)

Promote Learning to Learn- Metacognition and Self-regulation (N. Floyd)

Reduce gap between pupil premium and disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.