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School Development Priorities

We are constantly striving to improve the education of your children at Oakdale.  

Our Vision:                 A caring family of happy learners

Our Values:

Care – We care for ourselves, each other and the environment

Respect - We respect each other’s views, culture, religions and rights

Collaboration – We learn together

Aspiration- We aspire to be the best we can be

Challenge – We aim to think creatively and face challenges with a positive attitude


The purpose of the plan is to provide:

  • a means for school leaders to state how they seek to achieve, or move towards, the vision
  • a link between the school’s  vision and the actions contained in the school’s annual School Development Plan (SDP)
  • a means of tracking the progress towards the vision over a longer period of time (3-5 years)
  • a means of communication with a variety of audiences (e.g. Ofsted, parents, LA etc.) regarding what the school is seeking to achieve, and how.

To achieve these long term goals, we produce a School Development Plan as part of an ongoing process of evaluation and review.  We must also look forward and adapt to changes in education, such as the new National Curriculum and Assessment systems.  Through this process we identify annual priorities for school improvement which form the basis of the Plan.

This year these are:  

Oakdale Primary School Development Plan Priorities 2020


Raise attainment in maths at Expected levels in KS1 so that they are in line with or above National Figures at 77% or above.  

2019/20 Increase progress from EYFS in mathematics from 80% expected to 90%  

Raise attainment at expected levels in maths in KS2 so that they are in line and above  national figures to 78% Expected and 32% Greater Depth. 


WRITING: Increase progress measures to above average from 2019 figures (-1.7) 0+ 

PHONICS: Raise attainment in phonics screening test from 70% to in line or above national figures (83%) 

GPS: Raise attainment in GPS at GD standard to close the gap to national (30%) 


To continue to develop subject leadership

To develop the outdoor area