Our School Development Plan (SDP) has been created following extensive professional conversations specifically about the needs of pupils and staff at Portway Junior School. This professional knowledge has highlighted potential barriers to learning and not purely academic needs of pupils but also the wider needs of pupils to ensure they are able to cope with daily challenges of modern life safely and confidently.
At Portway Junior School we recognise the importance of building all children's cultural capital (knowledge about, and experience of a wide range of cultural achievements) the building of children's resilience, independence, individuality and their understanding of their place in the world and the impact they have on those around them and further afield.
Our aim is that all pupils leave Portway Junior School as well rounded individuals who enjoy learning and have the skills they need to continue their life journey.
This SDP is at the centre of our learning in school and reflects our school vision. All staff in school are responsible for playing their part in it's delivery and in discussions to evidence its impact.
Our staff and governors understand these things take a number of years to embed and this is reflected in our SDP. We have also linked our SDP to our Pupil Premium Strategy to ensure we are focussed and able to research and reflect with greater accuracy.
The SDP is reviewed termly through staff subject specific action plans, through SLT and SDG meetings, with school governors and with the Trust at termly meetings.