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School Development Plan

School Development Plan

2019 – 2024 Priorities

Throughout this year, Edenhurst leadership team has been evaluating its provision. As part of this, the school reached out to those closest to the school – pupils, staff and parents – to understand areas of strength and particular points for development. The findings have been incorporated into a School Development Plan.

Over the next 5 years, we will be focusing on three key areas which are aligned with our mission and will support us in bringing our vision to life. The three key areas are:

Building skills for success

Embedding the following learning dispositions to develop a Growth Mindset:

  • Courage
  • Open-mindedness
  • Risk-taking,
  • Resilience,
  • Curiosity
  • Perseverance

Building Character

Teaching children to make the right choices by:

  • Focussing on traditional value
  • Providing role models.
  • Providing children with the skills and opportunities to take responsibility.
  • Encouraging success by celebrating it.

Building excellent teaching and learning through assessment

  • Maintain and enhance Excellent Teaching and Learning throughout the School.
  • Use Assessment as a tool to inform planning and ensure the best possible progress for all children. 

THEME 1: Building skills for success

  • To promote a nurturing and challenging academic curriculum that develops pupils’ confidence and encourages them to take appropriate risks, think independently and question the world around them. 

  • To inspire pupils to perform at the highest level, so they leave Edenhurst with the firm foundation of intellectual curiosity and ambition they need to succeed – in the next stage of education and as modern global citizens.

  • To ensure that the curriculum offered throughout the School is both supportive and challenging, promoting high standards for pupils of all abilities as it fosters confidence and enthusiasm across the range of subjects.

  • To ensure that a full programme of trips enhances and enriches the curricular programme.

  • To nurture links between the School and the local and global community.

  • To use the ‘Edenhurst Edge’ as a model that celebrates pupils’ achievements in all areas of school life, valuing them as individuals.

THEME 2: Building Character

  • To promote the ethos of being ‘one School’ with a seamless transition through from 3 months to 11 years.

  • To protect and enhance the sense of family from which Edenhurst developed.

  • To sustain, develop and promote the unique value of an outstanding pastoral experience for our pupils within a strong day, co-educational environment, grounded in fundamental values of Respect, Courtesy, Honesty and Endeavour.

  • To foster connections locally, nationally and internationally, promoting an environment of mutual respect in which pupils develop a keen sense of their place in the wider community.

  • To enable pupils to grow up and learn in a safe, attractive and nurturing environment, underpinned by a strong moral framework, and supported by outstanding pastoral care.

  • To give our pupils the self-confidence to think for themselves, to articulate freely their understanding of the world, and to show respect for the views of others.

  • To continue to recruit and retain staff with a well-developed commitment to the School’s ethos.

  • To maintain our balanced co-educational provision reflecting society beyond.

  • To encourage our pupils to look beyond themselves and to understand their place in the local, national and international community.

  • To enable pupils to utilise fully the positive opportunities that modern technology offers whilst also understanding the potential pitfalls.

  • Prioritising the emotional health and wellbeing of all members of the school community is fundamental to maintaining our family feel. At Edenhurst we work together as a school community, staff, students and parents in a supportive, success-minded and challenging environment to maximise opportunities and achievements for all.

  • To promote Fundamental Values of Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance and Rule of Law, by embedding these throughout our curriculum.

THEME 3: Building  assessment and individual progress
  • To create a shared academic vision for the School (from 3mo - 11 yrs), focused on continuous improvement of teaching and learning at all levels and abilities.

  • To ensure that in a culture of high expectations and commensurate support, each pupil is aware of his or her potential and that staff encourage all pupils to achieve to their highest in assessments and examinations.

  • To track student progress and adapt teaching based on this data in order to fully meet the needs of all pupils.

  • To implement intervention plans as soon areas of concern are identified.

  • To provide opportunities for children to participate in educational activities outside of the school setting. to enhance and enrich their learning.

  • To share academic data with parents to strengthen the partnership between home and school.

  • To continue to use video coaching to improve the quality of teaching and learning, share good practice and develop staff.

  • To ensure that staff stay abreast of educational developments by providing targeted CPD and making use of the opportunities within the Bellevue Group. 

  • Independent State School Partnership: To seek to share excellent teaching and learning by developing a partnership with a local maintained school, in order that each may benefit from what the other has to offer.