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Governor Research & Focus Groups
Governors Focus Group - SDP
The School Development Plan is a strategic plan for improvement.
It brings together, in a clear and simple way, the school's priorities, the main measures it will take to raise standards, the resources dedicated to these, and the key outcomes and targets it intends to achieve.
This plan has been formulated by all staff and Governors following an INSET day and has then been refined and pulled together by the senior leadership team and the Governors.
Governors Focus Group - Early Reading
The first three years are the most sensitive time for brain development and over 80 % of your child's brain is formed by the age of three. Playing and talking with children is key to that brain development, and going forward, for children learning to read and write.
Parental involvement in children’s literacy positively affects their academic performance, leading to greater long term success.
Governors Focus Group - Forest School
“An inspirational process that offers children, regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment” O'Brien & Murray (2008).
Forest school uses observations, reflections and communication as tools to find bespoke learning outcomes It has learner led outcomes and children take ownership of their learning
Leaders promote ‘just enough’ curiosity, inspiration and opportunity for children to find their own learning path.