School Development Plan

Dear Parents and Children,

Welcome back to school. It has been lovely to welcome back all our new children and parents alongside our current children and parents. (I didn’t want to say old children and parents!)

Everyone looked so smart and they had a great week last week working hard. Thank you to everyone that made it such a successful and productive week.

Every year the Governors and staff at Little Bloxwich consider how we can make our school even better than it already is.

Once we have done this we produce our School Development Plan.

This year we have 5 priorities.



  1. To continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning in maths across the school

Practical equipment will be used more in maths lessons across the school.


There will be more of a focus on the ‘basics’ of maths for example addition, facts and multiplication tables – children need to know these by heart.


We will be introducing Magic Maths Mondays – watch out for this!

  1. To continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning in English (reading focus) across the school.





We will be developing the KS2 library and adding to our range of books.


A raised focus on grammar skills so expect to see more grammar homework coming home.


We will be asking that all children read at home regularly because practice really does make perfect. In school we will be focusing on reading comprehension.





  1. To develop our provision for our SEN children within our school.

We will be looking closely at our SEN children’s experience of school and looking at how this can be improved further- you will only see differences if your child is on our SEN register.


Mrs Allan will also be setting up a parent forum so we can collect your ideas and thoughts.

  1. To continue to develop subject leadership and enhance the curriculum and learning environment within each classroom and subject.

A range of staff will be looking at your children’s books to ensure expectations are consistent across the subjects and the classes.


Staff will be looking carefully at the skills the children need to master in each subject. We will put this information on our website as we complete each subject.


Our children will NO LONGER be taught German, we will be teaching French.


  1. To further develop the Christian distinctiveness within our school.

I will be re-launching our worship committee where children and governors will meet to decide how this very important aspect of our school can be developed.


You will see a new display board in the entrance hall where we will celebrate our Christian distinctiveness. (Mr Moreton is sorting this as I write!)


More of a focus on our 4 C’s- Caring, Courage, Courtesy, Conscientiousness, these are our Christian values.


We will be inviting people from outside school to come and talk to us during assembly times

We are all very proud of our school, but we are always looking for ways to make it even better.

Look out for the changes and if you have any questions please come in and talk to us. If you would like to see a full copy of the School Development Plan just pop in and ask.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Ellen Taylor,
Head Teacher


Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
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Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor