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Yearly plan English Department 2007 - 2008

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					                   Workers’ Children Secondary School
                          English Department
                              Yearly Plan
                              2007 – 2008
I.    Overall Targets

      1. Enhancing teaching and learning effectiveness
      2. Arousing students’ interest towards English learning
      3. Helping students to build up their confidence in English
      4. Helping students to develop their reading, writing, speaking and
          listening skills
      5. Enhancing teachers’ professional development
      6. Enhancing collaborative work among teachers
      7. Encouraging teachers’ and students’ use of IT in English language
          teaching and learning

II.   Present Situation

      A. Strengths
      1 The school gives full support to the Department
      2. Co-ordination of work is systematic, with clear guidelines and
         expectations given to teachers.
      3 The relationship among teachers in the Department is good
         and teachers are co-operative and helpful.
      4. Extreme streaming is implemented from S1 – S5 and thus diversity of
         students’ standard of English within classes is minimized
      5. Teachers tailor teaching materials for all classes.

      B. Weaknesses
      1. Most of our students come from families of low socio-economic
          background so they have limited exposure to English outside school.
      2. Exposure within school is inadequate since Chinese is the medium of
          instruction in the school.
      3. Unsatisfactory exposure leads to a lack of confidence and low
          motivation among students towards learning English.
      4. Teachers are not fully equipped with skills demanded by the New
         Senior Secondary curriculum and assessment.


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     C. Opportunities
     1. The availability of two full time NETs can increase our students’
         exposure to authentic English and their need to use English as a
         communication tool with their NETs.
     2. The implementation of School based Assessment in Secondary 4 & 5
         can also promote team work and collaboration among teachers.
     3. The availability of English Enhancement Scheme Funding enables the
         implementation of programmes and workshops as well as the try-out
         of English activities.
     4. The New Senior Secondary curriculum and assessment create
        opportunities for teachers to further develop professionally.

     D. Threats
     1. The professional development of teachers may create extra pressure for
        teachers who are already over-loaded with new demands of SBA, TSA
        and department initiatives.
     2. The implementation of extra programmes, workshops and activities
        may also burden teachers with extra workload and pressure.

III. Major concerns of the year 2007 – 2008

     1. To develop pronunciation and word recognition skills among junior
        form students.
     2. To develop the awareness and appreciation of different genres among
        junior form students
     3. To cultivate the habit of active and responsible learning attitude among
        students
     4. To provide professional development for teachers to familiarize them
        with the teaching of electives modules in NSS curriculum.




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IV. Implementation Plan

1. To develop pronunciation and word recognition skills among junior form students

  Strategies / Time Scale            Success Criteria               Methods of         People       Resources
     Tasks                                                          Evaluation       Responsible     Required
S1 and S2      September,  70% of students attain a passing       Exam scores      Vivien Ho     Manpower
Phonics and    2007 –       percentage ( 45% ) in term and final                     Lo Siu Ling   and Funding
Language Arts June, 2008    examination.                                             & S1 – S2     provided by
programme                                                                            English       English
                           The average mean score is over 3 in a  Questionnaire    teachers      Enhancement
                            four – point scale evaluation survey                                   Scheme
                            conducted in January and June.




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2. To develop the awareness and appreciation of different genres among junior form students

Strategies / Tasks    Time Scale            Success Criteria           Methods of         People       Resources
                                                                       Evaluation       Responsible     Required
S1 and S2            September,  70% of students attain a passing    Exam scores      Vivien Ho     Manpower
Phonics and          2007 – June, percentage ( 45% ) in term and                        Lo Siu Ling   and Funding
Language Arts        2008         final examination.                                    & S1 – S2     provided by
programme                                                                               English       English
                                    The average mean score is over 3  Questionnaire   teachers      Enhancement
                                     in a four – point scale evaluation                               Scheme
                                     survey conducted in January and
                                     June.

Teacher and          2007 – 2008  The average mean score is over 3  Questionnaire     Stella Tang   Manpower
Student workshop:                  in a four – point scale evaluation                   &             and Funding
Developing           ( Student     survey conducted                                     10 teachers   provided by
Effective            sessions:                                                                        English
Language Skills      8 hours;                                                                         Enhancement
for students                                                                                          Scheme
through stories      Teacher
( for one group in   sessions :
S3 & 10 teachers )   4 hours: )

Drama production 3 March,           The average mean score is over 3  Questionnaire   Stella Tang   Manpower
By professional  2008                in a four – point scale evaluation                 &             and Funding
drama group                          survey conducted                                   All English   provided by
                                                                                        teachers      English
                                                                                                      Enhancement
                                                                                                      Scheme


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3. To cultivate the habit of active and responsible learning attitude among students

Strategies /   Time Scale    Success Criteria                         Methods of        People       Resources
Tasks                                                                 Evaluation        Responsible  Required
S1             October,     50% of students complete all the         Statistics on     Vivien Ho     Manpower
School-based   2007 – May,   assigned online exercises.               scores and                      and Funding
Web-based      2008         50% of students attain an average        completion rate   & S1 English provided by
Grammar and                  score of 50%.                                              teachers      English
Vocabulary                  5% of students attain an average score                                   Enhancement
Building                     of 70%                                                                   Scheme
Platform

S3             October,     50% of students complete all the         Statistics on     Vivien Ho      Manpower
My English     2007 – May,   assigned online exercises.               scores and        Jeffrey Chow   and Funding
Assessment     2008         50% of students attain an average        completion rate   & S3 English   provided by
                             score of 50%.                                              teachers       English
                            5% of students attain an average score                                    Enhancement
                             of 70%                                                                    Scheme

S4 & S6        October,     50% of students complete all the         Statistics on     Stella Tang    Manpower
Online English 2007 – May,   assigned online exercises.               scores and        Amy Li         and Funding
Learning       2008         50% of students attain an average        completion rate   & S4 and S6    provided by
Interactive                  score of 50%.                                              English        English
Programme –                 5% of students attain an average score                     teachers       Enhancement
English                      of 70%                                                                    Scheme
Builder




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4. To provide professional development for teachers to familiarize them with the teaching of electives modules in
   NSS curriculum

Strategies /   Time Scale   Success Criteria                       Methods of         People          Resources
Tasks                                                              Evaluation         Responsible     Required
Teacher and    2007 –        The average mean score is over 3      Questionnaire     Stella Tang     Manpower
Student        2008           in a four – point scale evaluation                       &               and Funding
workshop:                     survey conducted                                         10 teachers     provided by
Developing     ( Teacher                                                                               English
Effective      sessions :    The programme is run for another  Group                                 Enhancement
Language       4 hours:       S3 group, with peer collaboration, interview and                         Scheme
Skills for     Student        peer lesson observation and peer   self-reflection
students       sessions:      feedback
through        8 hours;
stories
( for 10       Teacher
teachers and   sessions :
one group in   4 hours: )
S3 )




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V   Budget

        1    Funding provided by the English           $467,550
             Enhancement Scheme
        2    Library books                              $4,000
        3    Reference material                         $3,000
        4    Prizes for English activities              $3,000
        5    Miscellaneous                              $1,000
                                         Total         $478,550

V1 Panel members

    Chairlady: Tang Lai Har, Stella
    Vice-Chairlady: Ho Ka Yee, Vivien
     Members: Chow Sheung Man, Jeffrey           Ngan Mei Tik, Eliza
                Hery Cheng Suk Man, Michelle     Yeung Wai Leung, Dennis
                Lee Pui Ling, Catherine          Watt Tsui Shan, Tracy
                Li Yin Yue, Amy                  Peter Hakim
                Lo Siu Ling                      Nicholas Mason
                Mok Wing Yan




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