St Stephen's Infant School

Striving, Supporting, Inspiring, Succeeding

Lansdown Road, Bristol, Avon, BS15 1XD

01454 866470

School Day: 8.45am-3.10pm– all year groups

SSIS School Development Plan (SDP)

Our vision shapes the strategic direction of the school.

Our core values and principles inform how we design and implement our curriculum.

Our annual School Development Plan (SDP) sets out actions that will help the school to improve and work towards realising our vision.

Our governors help draft the plan  which contains clear actions for stakeholders to complete.

Our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) and Link Governors review the plan throughout the year.

Staff, governors, parents/carers and children have been involved in the process of drafting the school’s vision and evaluating the school’s performance in order to identify our

6 Key Priorities for the 2021-22 School Development Plan (SDP).

We have also carried forward some of the incomplete actions from our 2020-21 SDP – this is because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have continued to reference our most recent Ofsted report (January 2017.)

Our Equality Objectives can be found by clicking here.


Our 6 Key Priorities (KP) for 2021-22:

SDP Key Priority (KP)

SDP Objective

KP1 – Achievement.

To raise standards in Reading, Writing and Maths by identifying gaps in learning and challenging all children to attain or exceed the Age-Related Expectation (ARE)

KP2 – Curriculum, Teaching, Learning & Assessment

To ensure our diverse curriculum engages the children and enables them to learn creatively, imaginatively and independently.

To further improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

KP3 – Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

To further improve the personal development, behaviour and welfare of children. To support staff well-being.

KP4 – Leadership & Management

To further improve the Leadership & Management of the school.

KP5 – Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

To further improve the quality of provision and outcomes in the EYFS.

KP6 – Parent/Carer and Community Engagement

To actively involve and engage parents/carers and the wider community.



We have used our 2018-2021 Vision Statement and Aims to identify goals for each of the Key Priorities.

Owing to the pandemic we have delayed reviewing and updating our school vision until September 2022.

 Within each of the Key Priorities there are designated actions with clear timeline and ‘Success Criteria’. 

We have included ‘What will be different for the children?’ to help identify/monitor the impact of the actions.

Completion of these actions, by the designated member(s) of staff, will lead to the objective being met and move us forward towards realising our vision.


Monitoring and Review of School Development Plan

We have 2 review points throughout the year: Term 3 and an end review in Term 6 2022.  

At the end of the year we will review the SDP and use our self-evaluation evidence to identify the subsequent year’s actions to help move towards realising our vision.


Please click on the links to read each of our Key Priorities:


Key Priority 1: Achievement.

Key Priority 2: Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Key Priority 3: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Key Priority 4: Leadership and Management

Key Priority 5: Early Years

Key Priority 6: Parent/Carers and Community Engagement