Vision & School Development Targets

Vision and Mission


Sythwood children by the end of year 6 will:

  • Be proud of their achievements and unique talents
  • Be happy and secure in who they are so they are able to contribute positively to the well-being of their community and wider society
  • Have been taught an effective curriculum and learnt fewer things in greater depth to ensure they have the cultural capital and knowledge to fully succeed
  • Have a thirst for learning and have high aspirations for their future, being equipped to become interested and interesting adults
  • Have been developed as a whole child to be independent, resilient and courteous
  • Be confident communicators
  • Be aware of their own health and well-being and that of others


To achieve this, every day we will strive to:

  • Be exceptional role models and have consistently high expectations
  • Use every second purposefully so the children learn in greater depth, experience challenge and make accelerated progress
  • Develop the whole child and their cultural capital through an effective curriculum, which is accessible for all
  • Treat everyone with respect and compassion
  • Listen to the views of, and work in collaboration with, our community
  • Have meaningful relationships with the children and be adaptable to their needs
  • Celebrate the diversity of our children and our community


Our School Development Targets for 2023/2024 are:



  • Robust process and strategies are in place to improve attendance for all groups of pupils.

Be your Best

  • All staff have opportunities to continue their professional development and are aware of pathways for progression.
  • The transition to phase leaders is successful.
  • To continue to establish links with external partners to help proactively address the disadvantage gap for children before they start reception and become an anchor organisation in the local community
  • To review and refine enrichment opportunities provided to pupils.


  • To continue to embed reading fluency across the school and embed assessment at KS2.
  • To improve writing results, through refining the approach to writing to be cohesive and progressive, whilst providing autonomy. 
  • For the most able pupils to receive an appropriate level of challenge across the curriculum
  • To ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our community, through reviewing with the inclusive curriculum framework
  • For pupils with special educational needs to receive high quality teaching, through embedding Ordinarily Available Provision
  • To redesign the transition from reception to Year 1 to allow for greater opportunity for mastery
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