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Queen Park Primary School

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									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
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       responsibility for identified improvements.

								
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