School Priorities

Development Plan for the academic year

Each year we identify areas within the school that need to be developed, these priorities are set based on the school’s evaluation of its performance during that academic year. We then create a School Development Plan for the academic year.

These are our School Development Priorities

Leaders should ensure that all subjects are well sequenced so that pupils build their understanding securely over time.
To support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching due to the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Leaders need to make sure that all teachers use assessment skilfully so that teaching builds on what pupils already know and understand particularly lower attaining pupils.
To accelerate progress to recover standards in writing across the school, for all pupil groups, to pre Covid pandemic levels. To ensure children in all groups have sufficient planned opportunities to write daily and for sustained periods across all areas of the curriculum. To ensure reading skills are taught very effectively and reading is integral to all learning and pupils transfer their reading skills to their writing
To establish the leadership of the federation to ensure that it works effectively and carries out its statutory duties securing sustainable school improvement.

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Miss Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Michael Nix
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams, Miss N Squires, Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams