Review of 2021-22 School Development Plan

  • Priority 1: To continue to develop Y Bont Faen Curriculum in readiness for 2022
    • Many learning activities reflect aspects of the framework
    • All staff attended Thinking Schools training
    • Most pupils talk about their Inquiry
    • As a result of professional learning, staff are trialling many creative strategies
    • Most pupils can talk about children’s rights
    • Most pupils talk about challenge
  • Priority 2: To continue to recognise and address the needs of all learners as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
    • Individual Development and Support Plans in place for ALN pupils who need them
    • Many pupils took part in the Citizenship award and talked positively about it
    • Most pupils engaged in daily blended learning
    • Most pupils are able to talk about bullying and feel confident about how to access help
  • Priority 3: To develop leadership skills and responsibilities for all staff
    • All staff understand their leadership responsibilities
    • Performance management target focused on leadership
    • Governor learning walks have taken place
    • Professional learning opportunities have been accessed by all staff
    • Cluster leads have met
    • Clear visions for each AoLE have been completed

2022-23 School Development Plan

  • Priority 1: To continue to develop and embed the Y Bont Faen Inspire Curriculum
    • Trial and develop progression documents
    • Develop a creative approach to pedagogy
    • Begin a whole school approach to thinking skills
    • Further develop as a Rights Respecting School
    • Develop a consistent approach to the teaching of maths to all learners
    • Continue to develop a whole-school inquiry-led learning approach
    • Develop a whole-school approach to teaching the Welsh language
    • Develop international languages as part of the curriculum
    • Re-establish extracurricular activities
    • Develop a whole-school approach to learning environments across the school
  • Priority 2: To develop assessment processes in line with the Y Bont Faen Inspire Curriculum
    • Develop assessment processes to measure progress in LLC, M&N and DCF
    • Develop and trial further opportunities for pupils to be involved in assessing their achievements and next steps as part of reporting to parents
    • Refine the current pupil attainment and progress tracking system
    • Further develop the use of success criteria to support learning, assessment and challenge
  • Priority 3: To develop leadership across all roles
    • Continue to develop robust self-evaluation processes and further develop the roles of AoLE leads in driving self-evaluation and monitoring
    • Improve communication channels with all stakeholders
    • Develop a culture of professional research, inquiry and peer collaboration to improve teaching and learning practices
    • Develop Pupil Voice through council groups
    • Develop knowledge and skills of individuals to support the development of AoLE through collaborative projects
  • Priority 4: To further develop a whole-school approach to supporting and developing positive health and well-being for all
    • Use the NHS whole-school Approach to Emotional and Mental Wellbeing Self-Assessment toolkit
    • Continue to develop ALN systems and processes as outlined in the ALNet
    • Further develop RSE across the curriculum and source appropriate resources