Frequently Asked Questions

04. What has to be included in the SDP?

The Education (School Development Plans) (Wales) Regulations 2014 governs the matters to be dealt with in school development plans:

School improvement priorities
– (a) The school improvement priorities for the current school year;
– (b) The school improvement priorities for the two school years immediately proceeding the current school year;
– (c) In setting the school improvement priorities the governing body must take account of the national priorities.

School improvement targets, expected outcomes and strategy
A brief statement setting out the school improvement targets and expected outcomes and the governing body’s strategy to meet those targets.

Professional development strategy
Details of the governing body’s strategy for the current school year as to how it will further the professional development of staff at the school in order to meet the school improvement targets.

Working with the community
Details of how the governing body will seek to meet the school improvement targets for the current school year by working with:
– (a) pupils at the school and their families; and
– (b) people who live and work in the locality in which the school is situated.

School staff and school resources
Details of how the governing body will make best use of the:
– (a) current school staff and school resources (including its financial resources) to meet the school improvement targets for the current school year; and
– (b) school staff and school resources (including financial resources) the governing body anticipates will be available to it to meet the school improvement targets for the next two school years immediately proceeding the current school year.

Previous targets
A brief statement setting out the extent to which the school improvement targets for the previous school year beginning with school year 2015 to 2016 were met and where they were not met fully a brief explanation as to the reasons for that failure.

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