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 Leyburn Primary School Development Plan 2017-20

                                                                          ‘Inspiring us to be the best we can be’  



Leyburn Primary School  values being at the heart of the local community. We believe in working and learning together to develop all aspects of the child, giving them the skills to be confident young people, able to play an active role as adults in modern society. Children are trusted and given the freedom to learn within the boundaries of what is expected from them. We aim to provide the best academic, social, moral, spiritual and cultural education possible and we expect all involved with the school to contribute to this.


Following on from our successful school development plan 2014-17, our next three years are outlined as follows:


School development plan 2017-20


We aim to ensure that:

  • All staff will do whatever they can to make sure that every child is given every chance to do their best.
  • Our curriculum is relevant, provides lots of opportunities and celebrates difference.
  • We try to do the best that we can to contribute to our school, our community, our country and our world.
  • We help each other to be as healthy as we can: physically, mentally and emotionally.


We have:  

  • a strong team, centred around our membership of YCAT
  • good building and grounds;  
  • a good reputation within the community;  
  • a supportive and committed Governing body;  
  • an enthusiastic and committed staff ; 
  • quality resources ;
  • a commitment to sport & sporting events ; 
  • high expectations of staff  is reflected in children’s behaviour.  


All actions are driven by an unwavering commitment to improving outcomes for all children.  


School development planning is a continuous process. Consequently, this School Development Plan Summary is an organic document, outlining goals and current plans. As it is not rigid, it will alter as evaluation and reviews occur at times during the year.  Our whole learning community will continue to be involved in this process through consultation, helping to build capacity for future improvement.  

This plan sets out how we aim to not only to maintain performance, but also to raise overall school standards, individual pupil achievement and to place staff development at the heart of school improvement.  

Our previous 3 year development plan (2014-17) has focussed on each area and has secured improvement in all aspects.


In 2014 -15 we:

  • undertook a full review of the school;
  • supported staff development at all levels;
  • invested in high quality and appropriate CPD for all staff;
  • focussed on improvements in EYFS to ensure long-term impact for all children as they move through the school;
  • invested in appropriate resources in reading, phonics and maths;
  • invested time in a systematic curriculum planning and provision review;
  • streamlined and clarified provision across the school in all areas;
  • improved, challenged and focussed leadership in all areas of the school;
  • reflected at key points throughout the year to ensure that our stated vision and aims were maintained.

 In 2015-16 we:

  • embedded our approach to teaching, learning and assessment;
  • introduced ‘lesson study’ across all phases;
  • embedded the use of ‘Big Maths’ across the school;
  • strengthened personal development, behaviour and welfare across the school;
  • improved outcomes for all children in core subjects;

In 2016-17 we:

  • joined YCAT;
  • ensured secure school business and office management;
  • improved outcomes for most children, including disadvantaged groups;
  • strengthened the teaching and learning of reading across the school as a means to...
  • improve writing across the school;
  • improved fluency in maths;
  • secured a local, cultural and creative curriculum with a range of provision for all children;
  • strengthened equalities through pupil voice.

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