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
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
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
responsibility for identified improvements.