Vision & School Development Targets

Our vision is that by the time children have been through their Sythwood journey they 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 2020/2021 are:


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Strong subject leaders to be in place

Coherent curriculum mapping to be in place for all year groups.

For all children to be healthy and ready to learn.

Closing the Gap

Closing the gap

Improve outcomes of core subjects in KS1

More children to be able to read fluently by the end of KS1

For EYFS children to have mastered the basics ready for KS1

Developed catch up curriculum



To have considered a plan for community engagement

For attendance to continue to improve

To have excellent staff attendance and well-being

For children to be aware of aspirational people and to see successful futures for themselves


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