Raynsford Academy Church of England Acdemy

School Development Plan

School Development Plan


School Development Plan


Quality of education

To use the excellence in reading to enhance attainment and progress in writing.


To improve the quality and effectiveness of questioning, discussion and feedback to ensure it has a direct impact upon outcomes for children.

To further develop the arts and sport to fully embed the rich, relevant and balanced curriculum for all learners through the immersion afternoons and continuous provision.

To embed the new curriculum across the school and ensure depth and breadth through ‘less is more’.


Personal development and wellbeing

To promote self-responsibility and thorough understanding of anti-bullying, including online safety with children and families.

To promote self-responsibility, respect and tolerance for others as part of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Offer a wide range of sporting, arts and mindfulness activities within the curriculum and through extra-curricular offers to enable all to feel they can do something and to know what they are good at.




Behaviour and attitudes

To continue to develop positive attitudes and an 'I can' mindset.


To further develop personalised provision to enable pupils to have skills and resilience to overcome difficulties.


Extend and further improve our behaviour system, incorporating the Rights Respecting Schools initiative, helping children to understand their rights and responsibilities.



SEND training and mindfulness (in house)

Leadership and management

To build on the outstanding SIAMS and Rights Respecting School initiatives to create an environment of respect, autonomy and inclusion.

Leadership at all levels is forward thinking and ambitious in transforming the provision to ensure the best opportunities are provided for the children to be individually and collectively challenged.

To continue to build on the governors’ strengths to provide appropriate support for new governors joining a highly successful team.

For climate change and sustainability to be at the core of the school culture.


  • WES

  • Eco warriors

  • Sustainability champions

  • Young leaders programme

Early Years

Increase parental engagement to support children’s learning, especially with Oracy in Communication and Language skills

Focus on provision to motivate and inspire children, particularly boys, to secure good progress towards the Early Learning Goals.

To continue to provide more opportunities for staff and pupils from Pre School and Reception to work together

To further develop and share high levels of expertise across the school and in the wider community


  • I n house phonics training