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School Development Plan

Priority 1 : To improve standards and outcomes for all children in core subjects

  • Continuing the development and implementation of a high-quality Curriculum and review regularly
  • Ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND are met. 
  • Providing staff with subject leadership and subject knowledge enhancement where necessary
  • Building a culture of trust in peer-to-peer professional support 
  • Supporting staff to accurately assess children’s work
  • Focussing on improvement in Reading and driving improvement in English so that pupils gain the skills in reading and writing to meet Age Related Expectations (ARE) or better.

Priority 2: Ensuring high expectations for all pupil’s behaviour and attitudes to learning

  • Ensure a culture of high expectations and aspiration exists throughout the school for all pupils
  • Provide leadership opportunities for children in Key Stage 2

Priority 3: Leadership and management – Ensure Leadership and Management at South Witham Academy continues to improve.

  • Develop SLT to drive whole school targets
  • Ensure subject leaders are given the opportunity to support and develop
  • Work collaboratively with the MAT Senior Leadership Team
  • Work with governors to drive improvements

Priority 4: Early years- PSED- Phonics- Marketing, working with community

  • Develop links with the village and local community
  • Embed approved phonics scheme to drive improvement in early reading.
  • Review and develop pastoral opportunities within the school.