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School Development Plans.


Whole School Development Plans

Key Stage, English and Maths Development Plans

Moving forward . . . and hopefully upward!

Where have we come from?

Mellis School has for many years embraced a programme of continual planned improvement as a means of raising standards across the curriculum. This progamme has covered change on two broad fronts, specifically infrastructure and quality of teaching and learning. 


Buildings – The increasing popularity of the school and consequential rise in the pupil role has enabled us to rise from a three classroom establishment to one of seven classrooms. This has resulted in single age classrooms and a maximum class size of 24 children. Specialist facilities have been created including a good size hall for PE, assemblies and stage productions, a music room, disabled toilet facilities, Art/Design Technology/Cookery room and a purpose built Reception classroom with a corresponding safe and secure outside area.

Grounds – The school grounds have developed from a single playground and field to an additional hard surface quiet play area, another field and half an acre of woodland.

Staffing – As the school size has increased the opportunity to employ a range of teaching and support staff with a range of specialist subject skills has been possible. The school has employed and developed high quality, dedicated staff to enable each class to benefit from a teacher supported by a teaching assistant. Mellis School was one of the very first schools in Suffolk to employ this winning strategy.

Teaching and Learning

Teachers are carefully selected to meet the key objectives of the school and to maximise children’s learning across all subjects. Teaching Assistants undergo a rigorous recruitment procedure, very similar to the teaching staff. Ofsted recognise teaching and learning at Mellis School to be ‘Outstanding’ right across the school. This is reflected in the high rate of progress for all groups in all classes and the corresponding high standards achieved. The high quality of Teaching and Learning at Mellis School has, for many years, been recognised by the Local Education Authority. In more recent years this has become nationally recognised. 


Mellis School is always looking to improve what it is and what it does. To find out what the school is currently working on, please click on the school development plans below.

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