School Development Plan

School Development Plan

The purpose of our School Development Plan (SDP) is to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the school, in order to raise student achievement. The plan also contain details of how the school is responding to national changes in the curriculum and assessment. The Plan is a live document, as amendments and additions are made throughout the year. Our Local Advisory Board (LAB) regularly monitor progress against targets, and in the summer term work with the Senior Leadership Team to decide upon our priorities for the forthcoming year. The SDP is always amended in September (in light of KS2, 4 & 5 results) and formally approved by LAB in October of each year.

Our key priorities for 2021 are:

  • The Trust Board to hold ATAM Academy to account for safeguarding.
  • To ensure the school leadership of safeguarding is robust, clear and that the Senior Safeguarding Team always follow protocols. 
  • To ensure the culture of the school always creates a safe environment for children and adults. 
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are compliant with best practice in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020. 
  • Leaders to review the curriculum for the contextual needs of students and develop a clear rationale for the sequencing of learning.
  • Leaders establish and embed a whole school assessment approach that informs teachers and holds them to account for the progress of their students. 
  • School leaders to provide teachers with a pedagogical training on the effective use of assessment, so that teachers planning meets the needs of all students, develops student’s depth of knowledge and ensures no pupil gets left behind.
  • Ensure all teaching is good or better.
  • Implement an intensive programme of teaching and learning pedagogy, with a continued focus on coaching.
  • Ensure SEND procedures and processes meet the needs of all students and that all students who require an EHCP, particularly medical needs receive their full entitlement.