Downs Infant School Development Plan 2018-2019

Have a greater number of pupils achieving Greater Depth Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of KS1
Have a higher number of children achieving at least Expected Standard in writing at the end of KS1
Nurture confident learners of phonics who are able to use phonic knowledge and spelling conventions to become fluent readers and writers by the end of KS1
Improve parental confidence to support learning at home so that children achieve their potential, especially by being fluent in maths and English skills
Develop a reading rich culture and greater number of children reading at Greater Depth in all year groups so that children are able to access other learning and develop a confident love of learning
Implement a clear behaviour policy which is attachment aware and based on the principles of supporting self-regulation so that the wellbeing of all children is supported within an environment which supports social and emotional as well as academic development Implement a mastery approach to maths in Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) so that all children have the skills and understanding to progress in maths throughout their primary education
Review our SEN systems taking into account teacher workload so that children are supported by a team of parents and educational professionals to make the best progress they can from their starting points, celebrating their achievements with us along the way Implement a cross-curricular approach to the primary curriculum giving children opportunities to practice and apply skills across the curriculum so they have a broad and balanced education
Continue to close the Pupil Premium and disadvantage gap so that all children achieve what they are capable of
Develop understanding of assessment in foundation subjects (research and participation in PILL and other networks) so that we are able to ensure good progress across the curriculum Develop the school’s Senior Leadership Team so that they are effective in leading teaching and learning to improve pupil outcomes and wellbeing.
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and evaluating our actions and their impact.
accomplish this with the support of the Governing Body, who will be involved in monitoring

Parents Information

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  • Downs Infant School Privacy Notice (How we use pupil information)

    The categories of pupil information that we collect, hold and share include:

    • Personal information (such as name, unique pupil number, address and contact details for parents/carers)
    • Characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth and free school meal eligibility)
    • Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and absence reasons)
    • Assessment information; both ‘summative’ ( assessments of how a pupil is doing in relation to age-related expectations) and ‘formative’ (what they need to do to develop further)
    • Relevant medical information
    • Information on Special Educational Needs
    • Information on behaviour, including allegations of bullying, or relating to exclusions

    Why we collect and use this information

    We use the pupil data:


    • to support pupil learning
    • to monitor and report on pupil progress
    • to provide appropriate pastoral care
    • to assess the quality of our services
    • to comply with the law regarding data sharing

    The lawful basis on which we use this information

    We collect and use pupil information under the Education Act 1996.  Personal data is processed under Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in particular under the lawful basis of performing our task of providing education in the public interest.  Special category data is processed under Article 9 of the GDPR.



    Collecting pupil information

    Whilst the majority of pupil information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain pupil information to us or if you have a choice in this.

    Storing pupil data

    We hold pupil data for the duration of their enrolment with our school.  We are developing our data retention policy which will have four levels of data retention:

    • Data which is required while the pupil is at Downs Infant School under the requirements of Article 6 and Article 9 of the GDPR.
    • Data which will be kept during the term following the child moving to a new setting to ensure a smooth handover.
    • Data kept for 5 years after a child has left the school to support longer term but detailed analysis of progress, attainment, support for pupil groups etc. This will be subject to data ‘blurring’ through data minimisation and de-personalisation.
    • Long term, until the pupil is 25 years of age or older, where detailed information about activities in school may form an important part of safeguarding for that individual.

    Who we share pupil information with

    We routinely share pupil information with:


    • schools that the pupils attend after leaving us
    • our local authority
    • the Department for Education (DfE)

    We may share information with other parties such as the School Nurse, however, we will inform you and you will have the opportunity to consent where this sharing of information is not covered on the grounds of reasons of public interest or safeguarding.

    Why we share pupil information

    We do not share information about our pupils with anyone without consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.

    We share pupils’ data with the Department for Education (DfE) on a statutory basis. This data sharing underpins school funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring.

    We are required to share information about our pupils with our local authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE) under section 3 of The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.

    Data collection requirements:

    To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education (for example; via the school census) go to