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Fir Tree School

Fir Tree School

School Development Plan

This is a summary of our School Development Plan.  In order to write this document, we seek feedback from pupils, parents and staff. It focuses on key areas of improvement.


Quality of Education

• To ensure a fit for purpose curriculum is in place for all learners

• To develop and embed a total communication, vocabulary and language development approach across school

• To ensure outstanding teaching and learning  throughout school • To accelerate progress for  disadvantaged pupils

• Improve the attainment and progress measures in Maths across the school due to the impact of Covid

• Continue to improve reading provision, engagement and outcomes throughout the school

• Ensure consistent quality first teaching and high expectations of the Write Stuff approach, leading to improved outcomes in writing

• Improve spelling proficiency throughout  school, raising profile and improving outcomes

• Pupils outcomes are at least in line with  national average


Personal Development

• To support the physical and mental health and resilience of pupils as they continue to move on from the pandemic

• The curriculum provides opportunities to develop children’s confidence, resilience, values and character

• To ensure all our pupils are aware of how to keep physically healthy

• To develop the effectiveness of the student voice

• To develop links between the school and the local community

• Staff and children to understand racial equality. To ensure all school practices promote equality through  curriculum opportunities

Behaviour and Attitudes

• To improve the standard of presentation of work

• Ensure all our pupils are staying safe online both at home and school

• Continue to improve overall rates of attendance for all groups of pupils

• Educate, encourage and support pupils with safety in our community

• To support parental involvement with their child’s learning

• Behaviour remains good at Fir Tree

Leadership and Management

• Distributed Leadership empowering leaders to be more effective developing the quality of education

• Ensure teacher’s workload is manageable and appropriate and reduce wherever possible

• Develop school to school support offer to further develop staff’s knowledge of Leadership and Management

• To embed a new Assessment System that enables teachers to track progress

• Ensure parents are active partners in their child’s learning and education