Mr T Mills-Bishop
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ
Waterside Academy is a business name of Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust.
A charitable company limited by guarantee
Registered in England No. 10290954
Registered office: Robertson House SROB218, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ

01707 321203

Waterside Academy

School Development Plan


The School Development Plan is a document written by Waterside Academy that details the key goals, strategies and improvements we will be making in the next year. Every year we review the previous plan. Last year:

  • We ensured our data on children’s attainment and progress was accurate and that leaders and governors made good use of it to improve teaching and accelerate progress. As a result, more of our children are now at age related expectations and we have made significant gains in the numbers now exceeding them. Expectations for our children is high and we continue to push forward to ensure that even more children meet and exceed these expectations.
  • We ensured the quality of teaching was ever better and we know from feedback from from parents that many of you agree.
  • We ensured the children in early years made better progress. We improved the learning environment indoors and out and our staff have been working to give the children a really good start to their education.
  • We were asked to improve attendance. There has been a 4% increase over the year and this has been achieved in partnership with parents.


Information for the School Development Plan 2018/19 will be uploaded in the autumn term.