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, spiritual and cultural awareness and preparing them for life as active citizens in multi-cultural Britain.

Hazel Slade Primary Academy School Improvement Plan 2019 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

Pupils learn to spell common exception words and spelling patterns

Pupils work to improve handwriting

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


Lead S. Camacho

Pupils to continue to develop fluency in maths particularly in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Ensure core skills taught and applied in reasoning and problem solving


Lead K.Bowler

Incorporate learning through whole school and class assemblies

To develop areas of reflection in school to allow children to express their feelings

To embed Question of Week to allow for discussion about the wider world around them

Introduce PSHE/RSE weekly assembly sessions and record


Lead L. Stubbs

To achieve the Computing Quality Mark – Autumn 2019

Establish digital leaders and peer tutoring


Lead S.Camacho

Whole school attendance to be above 96%  2019-20


Lead S.Camacho

Continue to embed the  use of CPOMS online reporting system from Sept 2019

Review Safeguarding policy in line with SCC policy Autumn 2019

Implement changes from KCSIE and Working Together

Teaching and Learning

Lead S.Camacho

Maximise the effectiveness of the teaching assistants.

Ensure a culture of challenge

Develop a broad and balanced curriculum that engages pupils and promotes curiosity

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