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Participation Responsibility Independence Determination Excellence
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Little Eaton Primary School

Participation Responsibility Independence Determination Excellence

Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.

School Development Plan

2022 – 2023



We have recently reviewed our School Improvement Plan (SIP) in order to ensure continued & sustained improvement at Little Eaton Primary School. The new SIP, which is officially launched in September, builds on previous progress that the school had made since its Ofsted inspection in 2017


Evidence tells us that our Core Priorities for 2022/2023 are:



  • Prioritise the needs of vulnerable learners including disadvantaged pupils.
  • Raise levels of attainment and progress across the school in writing and maths
  • Further develop our curriculum (knowledge progression and assessment)
  • Build resilience in our children and move our RSE programme from compliant to quality










Evaluation tells us we need to:

SDP priorities

Quality of Education


Prioritise the needs of vulnerable learners including disadvantaged pupils.


Focus upon Outstanding practice across the whole curriculum


Increase attainment and progress across the school


Increase outcomes across subject areas


RSE – see Personal Development


Develop equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) throughout the curriculum


Accelerate the progress of pupils not on track to achieve to achieve expected standards in reading, Writing and Maths

Accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium Pupils standards in Reading, Writing and Maths

Utilise lesson study and MathsHub to create opportunities for staff to reflect on their practice and develop new approaches to learning

Ensure all staff receive a comprehensive programme of development

Secure opportunities for development and monitoring from our cluster school neighbours


Target pupils with the National Tutoring Programme



Embed knowledge progression through our curriculum design.





Engage with EDI as a cluster priority

Evaluate   the   school’s position related to EDI to identify next steps

Broadening pupils’ education through curriculum development on EDI

EDI permeates our behaviours and thinking.




Action Plan

Quality of Education




Raise standards in reading for all learners, including vulnerable.  (QofE)


What else? What did our end of year evidence tell us to concentrate on?



Ensure that the teaching of phonics is consistent and effective in EYFS & Y1 (QofE)



Review 2022 end of year data

Identify areas to develop

Present to SLT

Research a range of whole school approaches to reading

Present ideas to SLT

Develop whole school reading approach

Present in staff meeting

Monitor to ensure approach is successful throughout the school / adapt where necessary


Deliver staff and TA training on phonics to ensure consistent approach throughout the school


 Action Plan          


Continue to raise standards in writing, especially amongst vulnerable pupils (Cusp) (QofE, B&A)


Further increase the rate of Boys writing progress so that attainment figures across the school match reading and maths


Increase the proportion of children able to write at age expected levels or better (QofE)


Vulnerable pupils are identified and form part of the teacher handover sessions and pupil progress meetings

School led small group tutoring to take place (1 x LK2 1 x UK2)

HLTA to support in Year 2



Vulnerable boys are identified and targeted.

Develop the use of purposeful vocabulary supported by use of magpie books

Further embed the use of toolkits with clear genre-specific criteria

Establish short burst and ‘free write’ opportunities across the school

Utilise lesson study to further develop modelled and shared writing



 Action Plan

Quality of Education



Continue to prioritise the needs of vulnerable learners including disadvantaged pupils by:

Continuing to raise standards in maths, particularly:


Ensure children are being challenged in all lessons using a range of problem solving and reasoning questions.



Developing models and images to support calculation (QofE)

Enabling parents to support their children with maths (B&A)

Raise the profile of TT Rockstars

Introduce Numbots to year 1

Introduce Numbots to reception

Flashback 4’s starter


CPA approach used in lessons.

Take part in Maths Hub training

White Rose INSET training

Challenge cards available for children who have completed their work



Manipulatives progression document

Examples of CPA approach on working walls

Manipulatives available for children to use regardless of ability.

Parent workshops

Support materials for home use

Maths information available on class pages



       Action Plan

Leadership and Management



Develop staff, governors, and the curriculum to move from Good to Outstanding




Strengthen the role of governors within the school post-pandemic


Knowledge progression documents in place across all subject areas

Assessment of foundation subjects is developed and in place across the curriculum


Further develop the quality of teaching through:

Strengthening cluster work

Staff completing SEN qualification

Staff completing NPQH and NPQSL qualifications

Staff completing maths hub training

A programme of training for support staff is in place to develop independent learning skills and higher order questioning

RSE and safeguarding training for all staff and governors



Behaviours and Attitudes


& Vulnerable children

Prioritise the needs of vulnerable learners including disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND.


Increase levels of attendance




Support children with SEND and from disadvantaged backgrounds through:

Quality 1st teaching

Small group, teacher led tutoring

Evidence based interventions



Target persistently absent pupils

Target persistently late pupils


Behaviours and Attitudes


Continue to secure a culture of safeguarding throughout the school

(L&M, PD)




Complete safeguarding audit

Ensure a mental health focus for the first term of returning to school.

Re-promote Safety Bear as a means for pupils to bring issues to adults.

Engage with online safety projects (i-vengers)

Embed the new RSE programme of study.

Ensure staff receive appropriate RSE training


Personal development


Develop resilience in our children







Develop RSE curriculum to move from compliant to quality




Embed STEM programme in school.

Develop a whole school approach to self-regulation (SEN action plan)

Introduce the role of Anti-Stigma Ambassadors


School council – develop a focus around the Green Way plans and the school site (ECO)


Introduce floor books

Embed common vocabulary

Complete BERT Award


Early Years

Develop EYFS leadership


Explore staff development opportunities


To continue to focus on communication and language



EYFS lead to complete NPQSL

Mentor a School Direct placement student for the year (student from Alfreton Nursery School)

Create links and access development opportunities for staff with Alfreton Nursery School (ITT centre and outstanding school and member of the Potentia Teaching School Hub)



To introduce Poetry basket sessions to the curriculum.


To ensure all staff are aware of the intentional vocabulary to be taught to children through a language rich environment, adult prompt sheets and vocabulary pyramid planning sessions.



Action Plan


Maintain and develop the school buildings and wider site

New carpets for year 5 and 6 and infant block


New doors x 5 via match funding


Paint terrapin


Continue with rolling works programme


Fix render on the wall


Repair/replace Play Quest

         Action Plan




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