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 Leyburn Primary School Development Plan 2020-2021

                                                                    ‘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 2017-2020, our next is outlined as follows:


Leyburn Primary School  Development  Plan 2020-21

The school development plan is the vehicle used to translate our vision into reality and is not to be seen as a static or final document; it represents the formal outcomes of a continuous and regular process of review and evaluation of the school's priorities. It also pre-supposes that changes and additions will be made in the light of progress with priorities, changed circumstances and Government legislation, especially in the light of Covid-19 and the uncertainty that this brings. This document has been discussed and agreed with the senior leadership team, staff and governors and it reflects the major priorities for development within the school. The following action plans are supplemented by subject specific action plans and the performance management targets of all staff.


Quality of education

  • Curriculum (intent)

The curriculum is well-structured and well-taught. It is planned and sequenced clearly towards end points, reflects the local context and remains as broad as possible. There is a blend of face-to-face and online learning so that the school is well prepared for potential local and national lockdowns.

  • Teaching (implementation)

Teachers have expert knowledge and address the needs of all pupils, particularly in reading and writing.

  • Assessment (impact)

Assessment is used effectively to help pupils embed knowledge and use it fluently.

  • Standards (impact)

Standards in books and in tests are rising. The lowest 20% assessed in reading are having their needs met effectively.

Behaviour and Attitudes

  • Safeguarding, including SEMH, is a key priority.
  • Attendance and punctuality are a focus.
  • The school and all staff have a clear and growing awareness of the traumatic effect of adverse childhood experiences and are proactive in identifying and addressing these issues .

Personal   development

  • Children are encouraged to develop into responsible, respectful and active citizens.
  • British values and character are a strength.
  • Children are supported to be healthy, both physically and mentally.

Leadership and management

  • The school and all leaders are resilient to change and can respond rapidly and proactively to any issues resulting from Covid 19, including recovery from learning loss and catch up for those children effected.
  • Leaders have high expectations with a clear focus on the quality of education provided for children.
  • Staff workload and well-being are prioritised.
  • The LGB is strengthened and acts as a critical friend to the school. 



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