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School Development

School Development

At Newnham infant and Nursery School we are always looking to improve and our priorities are outlined in our School Development Plan (SDP). Within this plan we outline our key development objectives within the areas of Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Quality of EYFS Provision. This plan is adopted and monitored by all staff and governors and our priorities are shared with parents and children with information about how they can help us to achieve our aims.

Newnham Infant and Nursery School

School Development Goals 2023-2024

 Key Goals and Actions
1. Quality of Education

To ensure every child has the opportunity to leave KS1 as a fluent and confident reader.

This will be achieved by:

  • Continuing to use the Twinkl SSP Scheme across the school
  • Developing a whole school approach to Reading 
  • Raising the profile of Reading across the school
  • Establishing whole class reading approaches in Phonics and KS1
  • Tracking and monitoring of key groups
  • Identifying and tackling potential barriers to learning
  • Staff CPD

2. Behaviour and 


To develop systems so that children are active participants in their learning, are motivated and persistent learners and thoughtful caring citizens in school and beyond. (Year 2 of 3)

This will be achieved by:

  • Developing a Growth Mindset approach to learning and life skills
  • Developing metacognition and self regulation
  • Embedding the school values 
  • Ensuring there are Emotionally Available Adults (EAA) for children to speak to
  • Having designated calming spaces in the school
  • Developing a child friendly Behaviour Policy
3. Personal Development

To provide children with the knowledge, resources, opportunities and skills to be mentally, physically and culturally healthy. (Year 3 of 3)

This will be achieved by:

  • Audit of SEND provision offered in classrooms and the wider school environment 
  • Audit of resources to reflect the needs of our children
  • Diverse curriculum is offered in all year groups
  • Enrichment days
  • Staff CPD
  • Working with the wider community

4. Leadership &


Further develop roles and responsibilities of leaders throughout the school to secure improvements in the quality of teaching, learning and outcomes for all pupils. (Year 3 of 3)

This will be achieved by:

  • The Senior Leadership Team working with external partners 
  • Developing the role of Subject Leaders 
  • Professional development for Leaders throughout the school, including NPQ's
  • Identifying the skills of the Governors to enhance the strategic leadership of the school
5. Early Years

To develop a language rich environment enabling all children to improve their oracy skills from their individual starting points. (Year 2 of 2)

This will be achieved by:

  • Staff CPD
  • Audit and update of resources
  • Working with EYATT to review current learning environments 
  • Baseline and tracking children through Language Link assessment
  • Targeted interventions
  • Pre- teaching of key vocabulary
  • Increased exposure to higher level vocabulary with high expectations 


Newnham Infant & Nursery SchoolNewnham Avenue, Eastcote, Ruislip Middlesex, HA4 9RW