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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 Improvement Development Plan (SIDP). 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 2022-2023

 Key Goals and Actions
1. Quality of Education

To improve all pupils' writing skills.

This will be achieved by:

  • Developing innovative ways to encourage boys writing across the school
  • Consistent approach to phonics
  • Consistent approach to handwriting
  • Raising the profile of writing across the school
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Tracking and monitoring of key groupsd
  • Identifying and tackling potential barriers to learningentifyin
  • Staff CPDckling potential barriers to learning

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.

This will be achieved by:

  • Developing a Growth Mindset approach to learning and life skills
  • Creating a whole school set of learning values involving all stakeholders
  • Promoting the learning values with staff and children regularly across the school
  • Celebrating achievements within the learning values during Celebration Assemblies
3. Personal Development

To provide children with the knowledge, resources, opportunities and skills to be mentally, physically and culturally healthy. (Year 2 of 3)

This will be achieved by:

  • Audit of SEND provision
  • Audit of resources to reflect 
  • 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 2 of 3)

This will be achieved by:

  • Creating and defining the roles and responsibilities within the Senior Leadership Team
  • Subject leaders further developing their roles to ensure high quality teaching and learning of their curriculum
  • Professional development of Leaders at all levels throughout the school
  • Increasing the capacity of the Safeguarding team
  • 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

This will be achieved by:

  • Staff CPD
  • Audit of resources
  • Working with EYATT
  • Baseline and tracking children through Language Link assessment
  • Targeted interventions
  • Pre- teaching of key vocabulary


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