School Development Plan

Our school development plan aims to ensure that we are providing a high quality and enjoyable education, which enables all children to achieve their highest standards.


We do this by:

  • Giving a high priority to core skills such as Literacy and numeracy.
  • Enabling our children to have as wide a range of suitable experiences and activities as possible, in a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Setting clear values and positive attitudes within a happy, secure and fair environment.
  • Establishing high expectations for behaviour, conduct and discipline.
  • Helping pupils to develop personal moral values, respect for others and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.
  • Developing enthusiastic life long learners who can be valued members of the community
  • Working in partnership with our parents and wider school community

We believe that:

  • Adults model behaviour. The relationships between staff and by staff to children are crucial to developing the communication and behaviour that we are seeking from our pupils.
  • Eyres Monsell should be an exciting and enjoyable place to learn. Lessons should be lively, challenging and engaging and there should be a ‘buzz’ about the school.
  • We place a huge priority on core skills and especially those in Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Computing / ICT.


To all our pupils, our vision:

Every day at Eyres Monsell Primary School, the staff & governors are working to make sure that by the time you leave us:

  • You will know what it feels like to be good at something & have achieved your very best; (1)
  • You will love learning new things & want to keep on learning more; (2)
  • You will understand just how incredible you are, believe in yourself & have confidence in your abilities; (3)
  • You will be able to confidently read, write and use mathematics to tackle any challenges (4)
  • You will have grown healthy & strong & understand how to look after your body; (5)
  • You will have develop core personal values (aspiration, respect, resilience, co-operation) and have learned how to get along well with other people; (6)
  • You will be able reflective and know how you can develop and move forwards (7)
  • You will feel part of your local community & proud of your school. (8)


We wrote this plan following input from staff, pupils, parents & governors. It was ratified at the full governing body meeting on  Thursday 29th September 2016.

 The plan is our path to success & the achievement of our vision for Eyres Monsell pupils & their families. It is our mission to continue to develop EMPS as a successful place of learning within our local community, to further raise aspirations & enable all learners to fulfil their potential.

The areas we are working to improve are chosen based on evidence from self-review. This means that our school self-evaluation ties directly into our plans for improvement. Each year of the plan begins on 1st April to link with the financial year & we focus on 3 key areas for improvement every year.

Governors monitor the SDP each term via the Headteachers’ report & meetings with subject leaders.


Core aim: Accelerate pupil achievement to narrow to national ARE


Strengthen the School Governance to provide critical and strategic leadership support to enhance and strengthen the school.

Ensure that governors are knowledgeable in their roles and are providing strategic support to school leadership. Governors actively engage in monitoring and evaluating the schools’ effectiveness.


Provide opportunities to aspire, attain and achieve Ensuring that our children have a varied, immersive, stimulating and enhancing curriculum, which is underpinned by strong basic reading, writing, spelling and grammar and numeracy skills.


Excellence and Inclusivity for all: All pupils, regardless of background or starting point, progress, attain and achieve to the highest levels; narrowing gaps to national at key points EYFS, end of KS1 and end of KS2.


Core aim: All pupils and staff aspire to achieve and reach their potential


Learning outdoors: No walls; no ceiling – outstanding learning outside the classroom complements & enhances the outstanding learning indoors


Success through excellent professional development: All staff engage enthusiastically with research & professional development that moves on their learning & has a positive impact on schools & pupils near & far


Thinking for ourselves: Ensure all pupils develop their critical thinking, questioning and self -awareness skills through embedding the Philosophy 4 Schools programme.


Consolidation and review


Core aim:Strengthen the whole school learning community through collaboration


We’re better together: Close partnership working with other schools, businesses and agencies means that we offer the very best education to all our pupils


Employability: Pupils identify & nurture their own talents; they are independent & responsible & learn

from one another; they are positive, confident & resilient & take risks to succeed





Consolidation and review