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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2009/10

VISION, VALUES AND AIMS

Carolside Primary will, in partnership with the education authority, parents and the wider community, deliver a broad, balanced, stimulating and challenging curriculum which will expose our children to learning experiences which will help them become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. We will seek to achieve this by: o Ensuring breadth, balance and a variety of teaching styles in all areas of the curriculum o Raising attainment through continuous self-evaluation, bench-marking and robust tracking procedures o Providing a quality learning environment which stimulates, motivates and challenges pupils. o Supporting pupils by providing a planned approach to promoting personal and social development o Promoting the ethos of the school which is based on a set of shared values, nurturing respect, equality, fairness and social justice o Providing effective deployment of all staff and organization of resources o Further development of a “quality culture” within which the importance of self-evaluation, strategic planning and the effectiveness of good leadership are implicit in the corporate life of the school

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2009/10

SUMMARY OF PLAN

OUTLINE 3-YEARTARGETS FOR 2009-2012

1 2 3 4 5

To improve the leadership of staff To develop the curriculum in line with Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). To continue to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy To further develop a culture of recognising and celebrating achievement. To improve the quality of learning and teaching across the curriculum

ASPECT OF HGIOS
9. LEADERSHIP 5. DELIVERY OF EDUCATION

TARGETS FOR 2008/9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 To improve the leadership of staff To improve learning and teaching in R.M.E. in line with ACfE approaches (cluster plan) To develop structures for implementing literacy across learning To develop structures for implementing numeracy across learning To improve learning through improved home/school dialogue To develop a house award system to celebrate achievement To embed health and well-being in all areas of school life

QUALITY INDICATORS 3.1, 7.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 5.1, 5.3, 5.4 1.1, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 1.1, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 2.1, 2.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7 5.5 2.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.8

MAINTENANCE AGENDA 09/10 To continue to raise attainment in Maths (Cluster target) To continue to raise attainment in Writing (Cluster target) To continue to fine tune cross-curricular learning through Social Subjects

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10 Target: To improve leadership opportunities for all staff
Q.I. 7.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 Smarter

Action Re-establish clear leadership roles and remits for SMT and EMT

Timescale Aug 2009

Resourcing

Impact/Outcomes SMT & EMT remits will be carried out effectively

Monitoring & Evaluation Remit reviews at EMT meetings – minutes of meetings

Whole staff evaluation and reflection on school aims and values Delivery of “Leadership for learning” CPD for all staff

Feb 2010

0.5 IN-SET

All staff will take ownership and become more focused with a shared sense of direction

Stage/staff meetings

Sept 2009

1.5 hrs collegiate ERC support

All staff will have understanding of roles as leaders of learning

HGIOS(3) evaluations by staff

Extend the range of Sept 09 – possible leadership roles to June 10 involve more staff, including the leadership of learning in literacy and numeracy

Allocation of collegiate & CPD hours for project leadership

Increased no of staff leading learning in ACE Increased no of staff involved in innovative projects Staff empowered and confident to take lead roles within and beyond the classroom Increased number of extra-curricular/project initiatives for children to access Pupils enjoy a broader range of learning and extra-curricular experiences

Positive responses by staff during their Rev & Dev Pupil evaluations of projects

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10 Target: To improve the learning and teaching in R.M.E. in line with ACfE approaches (cluster target)
Q.I., 5.1, 5.3

Smarter Action Arrange meetings of standing committee Standing committee members to audit existing programmes against outcomes Group to identify areas/topics for development Agreed no of themes to be developed in line with ACE Themes to be trialled in all schools Timescale Aug 09 Resourcing Collegiate time Impact/Outcomes Clear consistency of experiences for children across the cluster Monitoring & Evaluation Reporting to CMG

Nov 09

Collegiate time

Nov 09

Progress reports to CMG

March 10

CPD hours

Improved learning experiences for pupils

SC acceptance of materials for trialling

May/June 10

Class contact time

Class teachers evaluations to SC members Progress report to CMG

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10
Target: To improve learning through improved home/school dialogue

QI: 1.1, 2.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7 Healthier, wealthier & fairer, smarter

Action Evaluate progress made 08/09 in introduction of target setting and personal learning planning Staff focus group to consider extending personal learning planning and format for portfolio in line with ACE Parent focus group to consider present systems and expectations for developments for input to staff group Introduce new format Curriculum Info sessions through Open Afternoons

Timescale Aug 09

Resourcing Collegiate time

Impact/Outcomes Secure starting point for this session‟s developments

Monitoring and Evaluation SMT through pupil, staff and parental evaluations

Aug – Dec 09

Collegiate time

A draft format for recording pupils‟ targets

Focus gp reporting to SMT and staff meetings

Aug- Nov 10

Through Parent Council

Clear input into personal planning Parents‟ evaluations of new format and curricular info given

Sept 09

Class contact time

Parents will have clearer understanding of the curriculum and their roles in supporting children in target setting Staff will have opportunities to record wider targets and achievements Improved attainment Improved self-esteem

Presentation to staff

Jan 10

Collegiate time

Staff to work with children to set termly targets in line with ACE

Jan – May 10 Jan – May 10

Class contact time New format recording

Target setting will be monitored by SMT as part of the school‟s quality monitoring calendar Evaluations by staff

Targets to be shared with parents

Improved parental communication

Children will evaluate their progress/success New TS document will be issued to parents to be discussed with chn and for parents to record positive responses

Jan – June 10 Jan – June 10

Improved involvement in their own learning

Evaluations by pupils

Improved Evaluations by parents parental/school/pupil dialogue Feedback at Parent Consultations

Children in consultation with teachers, will set new targets in March 10 Target setting/evaluation/sharing with parents will be repeated for 1 more cycle School will use the new TS doc with feedback from all stakeholders as starting point for new reporting to parents format June 10 onwards (into new session)

Class contact time Improved ownership by chn of their targets Clearer targets Improved learning Collegiate time Improved reporting to meet the needs of all stakeholders

School evaluation in planning cycle

Feedback from staff, pupils and parents

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10 Target: To match Curriculum for Excellence numeracy/maths outcomes & experiences to current school programmes (Nursery – P7)
Q.I. 1.1; 2.1; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.5 Smarter

Action Establish working groups at Early/First/Second levels in Maths/Numeracy. Audit existing practice against Purposes & Principles/ Outcomes & Experiences of ACfE

Timescale Aug 2009

Resourcing Collegiate time allocation CPD opportunities including professional reading and dialogue

Impact/Outcomes Numeracy/Maths programmes for learning and teaching will reflect outcomes & experiences for A Curriculum for Excellence

Monitoring & Evaluation Forward planning Feedback dialogue Working group reporting Classroom visits (SMT) Peer observation

Sept 09June 10

Identify gaps in programmes

By Nov 09

Staff will be aware of outcomes & experiences that are not addressed in current maths programmes Forward planning materials across the curriculum ACfE & LTS materials CPD Staff will develop sound working knowledge of the principles and practice papers and learning outcomes & experiences Staff will deliver numeracy across the curriculum in appropriate and relevant contexts

Pupil consultation and feedback Professional dialogue (staff & stage meetings)

Establish cross curricular opportunities to deliver numeracy in realistic contexts. Engage with Numeracy & Maths Principles and Practice papers. Review teaching approaches

Nov 09May 10

Staff will identify lower attaining/ less motivated boys gps to target appropriate activities and teaching approaches

Sept 09 – June 10

Class contact time

Raised attainment in maths through increased motivation and engagement

Pupil consultation, evaluation and feedback Analysis of relevant data

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10 Target: To match Curriculum for Excellence language and literacy outcomes & experiences to current school programmes (Nursery – P7)
Q.I. 1.1; 2.1; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.5 Smarter

Action Establish working groups at Early/First/Second levels in Language/Literacy. Audit existing practice against Purposes & Principles/ Outcomes & Experiences of ACfE

Timescale Aug 2009

Resourcing Collegiate time allocation CPD opportunities including professional reading and dialogue

Impact/Outcomes Literacy/Language programmes for learning and teaching will reflect outcomes & experiences for A Curriculum for Excellence

Monitoring & Evaluation Forward planning Feedback dialogue Working group reporting Classroom visits (SMT) Peer observation

Sept 09June 10

Identify gaps in current programmes and extend existing opportunities to incorporate new outcomes

Sept – Dec 09

Staff will be more aware of outcomes & experiences that are not addressed in current maths programmes Staff will develop sound working knowledge of the principles and practice papers and learning outcomes & experiences

Pupil consultation and feedback Professional dialogue (staff & stage meetings)

Engage with Literacy & language Principles and Practice papers. Review teaching approaches

Jan – May 10

Forward planning materials across the curriculum ACfE & LTS materials CPD

Staff will deliver literacy and across the curriculum in appropriate and relevant contexts

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10 Target :To raise attainment in boys’ reading
Q.I. 1.1; 2.1; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.5 Smarter

Action Reading questionnaire used to find out about boys‟ reading preferences and habits Novel sets to interest boys selected and purchased Raise staff awareness of effective use of novels as part of a balanced reading programme Introduce Literacy Circles to staff

Timescale Aug „09 Sept „09 Sept ‟09 – June „10 Oct „09 Oct ‟09 – Dec „09 Dec „09 Jan –June „10

Resourcing Collegiate time Relevant CPD

Impact/Outcomes Raised awareness of boys‟ opinions and preferences to inform planning A wider range of teaching approaches and experiences in reading for all pupils Increased levels of boys‟ interest in books and reading Increased levels of active participation Raised attainment in reading

Monitoring and Evaluation Forward plan feedback dialogue Peer observations Classroom monitoring/learning visits Pupil feedback Information from audit questionnaire

Curriculum Development session Stage meetings

Pilot Literacy Circles in a P5, P6 and P7 class Evaluate pilot project Share best practice with stage partners

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10 Target: To further develop a house award system to celebrate achievement
Q.I. 1.1; 2.1; 5.5 Healthier, wealthier & fairer, smarter

Action Evaluate the current systems for celebrating achievement Focus gp to examine good practice to adopt/create a house system to celebrate success. Consult with all stakeholders

Timescale Sept 09

Resourcing 0.25 IN-SET day

Impact/Outcomes Staff motivated to raise the profile of pupil achievement in its broadest sense

Monitoring & Evaluation Staff responses

Sept 09 – Jan 10

Working gp Collegiate time Pupil Council Parent communication gp

Whole school ethos of celebrating achievements recognised through house points awarded for behaviour, work, sports, bringing credit to the school Children given pride in their recognised achievements.

Evaluation by pupils Evaluations by staff Evaluations by parents

Introduce and pilot house award system

Jan – June 10

Assemblies Class contact time Golden Time

Increased pupil motivation Improved school ethos

Working gp will evaluate the impact by questionnaires and interviews of pupils, staff and parents at end of session

Carolside Primary School
Improvement Plan 09/10 Target: To match Curriculum for Excellence health and wellbeing to current health education/promotion within school
Q.I. 2.1; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.8 Healthier

Action Establish a school focus group to audit existing practice in health and wellbeing against ACE outcomes and experiences. Identify gaps in programmes Identify areas to be enhanced Identify areas for crosscurricular approaches to health and well being Establish a health group with parents and partner agencies Health group to identify areas for collaborative working Compile a health and well being framework from nursery to P7

Timescale Aug 09

Resourcing Collegiate time allocation

Impact/Outcomes Learning and teaching and approaches to health and wellbeing will reflect outcomes & experiences for A Curriculum for Excellence Staff will be aware of outcomes & experiences that are not addressed in current practice and programmes

Monitoring & Evaluation Feedback dialogue Working group reporting Professional dialogue (staff & stage meetings)

Aug – Dec 09 As above

CPD opportunities including professional reading and dialogue

Pupil consultation and Staff will deliver health and wellbeing across the feedback curriculum in appropriate and relevant contexts

As above

Sept 09

Sept – Dec

Jan-May 10


				
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