What outcomes have we achieved? Encouraged flexibility in the curriculum to The improvements we plan to make next meet the needs of all learners. We have raised the attainment of pupils by: year are: Increased parental partnership through introduction of Personal Learning Logs and Improving Learning and Teaching approaches Further increase the opportunities for gathering parental views. Continued use of ‘Storyline’ and Thematic independent and group working within class topic planning and stage groupings. More emphasis on active learning. Continue to develop weekly personal learning The improvements we plan to make Introduction of whole school topic planning. logs. next year are: Introduction of Mediated Learning Continue the development of an Integrated parameters. curriculum to offer a wider range of active Continue to provide opportunities for Increased pupil participation in group learning opportunities. creativity and innovation in the curriculum discussions and decision making. Team teaching/planning, increased through increased integration of subject opportunities for collaborative teaching. areas Increase opportunities to work Increase opportunities for planning in stage We have improved the achievement of pupils by: collaboratively with staff in other Galashiels groups in the school N-P1, P2-P4, P5-P7. Learning Community schools. Increase flexibility in the curriculum to meet Promoting a ‘Can Do’ culture within the school the needs of all learners. Regular celebration of all achievements both Increase collaborative work between the in and out with school stages. Participation in a number of extra-curricular How good is the education we provide? Continue ‘setting’ in numeracy with P6-7 and activities P3-4 pupils to provide an individualised Recognise achievement in weekly learning Improvements we have made during programme for all pupils. logs. this year: Continue parental partnership through improvement of Personal Learning Logs and Increasing the use of resources to stimulate gathering parental views. We have improved the wellbeing of pupils by: thinking across the curriculum. Encouraging all pupils to be independent Improved health education programme learners Daily Breakfast Club Improving questioning techniques and Healthy Tuck Shop discussion opportunities Organising a health week to promote healthy Providing more opportunities for creativity living with support from external agencies. and innovation in the curriculum through Organising after school activities for all increased integration of subject areas stages in the school. Planning in stages in the school N-P1, P2-P4, P5-P7 to challenge the more able and provide more opportunities for consolidation activities. How good is our management? How good is our leadership? We have improved our management this year by: We have improved our vision and leadership More focused meetings between class by: Burgh Primary School teachers and support staff. Increased opportunities for professional Increased understanding of Curriculum for discussion and reflection through planning Excellence and the implications together and sharing of ideas and resources Welcomed more innovative ways of More collaborative working with other curriculum delivery schools in the learning community to broaden Streamlining planning meetings to focus more experience and share best practice. directly on the needs of the pupils. Increased opportunities for staff to take Using the individual strengths of staff responsibility for identified improvements. appropriately. Implementing agreed learning community Encouraging leadership at all levels, providing priorities. staff with opportunities to develop their Continued to improve consultation and expertise and confidence. planning meetings with class teachers, support for learning teacher and support The improvements we plan to make next staff. year are: Teachers working more collaboratively in planning and delivery of topics in a whole To further develop the leadership skills of all school context. staff Provide an exciting, innovative approach to curriculum delivery The improvements we plan to make next year are: Increase opportunities for peer observations and promote professional discussion (both Specific targeting of pupil support. within our own school and other Learning More focused meetings between class Community schools teachers and support staff. Continue opportunities for professional discussion and reflection through stage planning and sharing of ideas and resources. Standards, Quality and More collaborative working with other Improvement summary for schools in the learning community to broaden experience and share best practice. Parents Increased opportunities for staff to take June 2010 responsibility for identified improvements.
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