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Kimpton Primary School

Enjoying our learning journey, travelling forward together.

Interim Headteacher: Mr Lock

High Street, Kimpton, Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 8RB

01438 832394

School Development Priorities

In school we are constantly reflecting on what we are doing well as a school and the areas that we could develop further.  Following our recent Ofsted Inspection in January 2018, we reviewed our priority areas using the information we had learnt from the process.  

In 2018-19 our SDP priorities are:


Priority 1: Improve the progress and attainment of our most vulnerable children.


  • Accelerate the progress of our upper KS2 PPG children
  • Diminish the differences so that our vulnerable children make expected (or exceed expected) progress at the end of each key stage, in line with all other pupils
  • Involve parents in school so that they understand all that their child is learning
  • Ensure that PPG funding is tracked and impact is measured

Led by: Mrs Rumsey (SENDCO)


Priority 2:  Raise standards in planning and assessment to improve pupil outcomes.


  • Children should make significant progress (expected or exceeding expected) within each phase of their learning journey
  • Teachers use assessment outcomes to inform planning, identifying clear next steps for pupils
  • All pupils’ starting points are considered when planning, ensuring all pupils make effective progress in each lesson

Led by: The Senior Leadership Team


Priority 3:  Improve learning behaviours to improve pupil outcomes.


  • Pupils are challenged within lessons, ensuring that learning behaviours are focussed on the activity
  • Improve the school’s behaviour policy to ensure all staff are applying it consistently and that pupils are aware of boundaries
  • Teachers use behaviour policy and training to ensure that pupils maintain concentration, do not distract others, and progress their learning
  • SIMS behaviour module is used to monitor behaviour with the information created used to inform CPD, engage parents and used to restore and improve behaviours with pupils

Led by: Mrs Dunk (Behaviour Lead)

Priority 4:  Improve the quality and effectiveness of leadership and management


  • Leaders, including governors, effectively evaluate strengths and areas for development
  • Leaders action plans are measureable, improving teaching and learning as well as pupil outcomes
  • Governors question and challenge leaders where insufficient progress and impact is evident
  • Leaders are aware of all pupils’ starting points to ensure that rapid progress is made to improve outcomes

Led by: The Senior Leadership Team


Our School Development Plan is a working document which is shared and monitored by the Full Governing Body.  Each year the school review and evaluate it's strengths and weaknesses and from here we decide upon our priority areas for the year.  These are reviewed termly, measuring the impact of the actions taken.

To view our priorities from previous years, please see below:

School Development Priorities 2017-2018

School Development Priorities 2016-2017

If after reading through these priority areas you have some further questions, please do not hesitate to talk to us about them.  Also, if you feel that you could support us in any way to improve in these targets, we would welcome your suggestions or input.