St John's School

School Development Plan

St John's School Development Plan 2021-2022

These are the school’s priorities in our development plan for 2021- 2022


  • To encourage and inspire all pupils to achieve their true potential as readers and writers.

  • To monitor the agreed intent in the teaching and learning of phonics and spelling throughout the school implementing the agreed skills for each year group and therefore impacting on pupil confidence and independent application of skills in writing.

  • There will be evidence of increased pupil achievement in the school’s three-year trend in writing with 80% of pupils from Year 1 – Year 6 evidenced as secure in writing by July 2022.

  • 80% of pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 evidenced as secure in reading by July 2022.


  • To upskill staff ensuring that everyone has a clear understanding of the curriculum two years prior and two years beyond their current year group.

  • To develop use of Journals as a record of pupils reasoning & depth of understanding and as an assessment tool to demonstrate that

  • At least 80% of pupils in every class will be secure or demonstrating learning at greater depth

Supporting all Learners

  • All pupils including JP pupils, pupils with EAL, pupils with SEN, Pupils with emotional needs, will develop the qualities and attributes needed to thrive as individuals, family and members of society.

Leadership and Management

  • Over time, leaders at St John’s School will have established a reflective Learning Community.

  •  Leaders are united by a common purpose of improvement and share a clear ambitious vision for the school.

  • Through agreed intent, all members of staff are supported and challenged to develop their thinking, learning and professional/personal development in their role as subject leaders and practitioners. This is evidenced through the implementation and establishing of rigorous and SMART targets, clear progression of skills and connections between subject areas, as well as clearly defined subject plans.

  • The impact of the continuous rigour in monitoring standards and progress allows for the professional development of every teacher in school, as they lead and develop a subject area. Staff have identified specific targets for self-reflection and CPD in their Performance Management meetings.


  • To ensure that all year groups receive their curriculum entitlement and agreed time allocations for each subject area

  • To ensure that effective links are made between curriculum subjects (and other initiatives) so that children are excited and enthusiastic about their learning.