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School Improvement Plan Principal & Staff

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TASK REASON WHEN REVIEW
Develop Resource Room  Easier access to resources December 2011 termly
To plant sensory garden To enhance garden Spring 2012 annually
To put Jolly Phonics Progamme in place To teach reading by developing phonological awareness September 2012 May 2013

To review the Assessment Policy and recording of pupils progress 

To create a longitudinal record of pupil progress in standardised tests

To make staff aware of assessment data

To improve supports for pupils with special needs

To improve recording procedures of pupils progress

To give clearer guidelines to teachers in the use of Assessment of Learing and Assessment for Learning 

June 2013 ongoing
Review Attendance Policy to improve attendance October 2012 as need arises
Put Literacy Lift-Off Programme in place
  • To enhance reading programme
  • To provide in-class support to develop reading initiatives
  • To develop whole school approaches in the development of Oral Language
2012/13 as need arises
Develop Irish Grammar and Informal Irish initiatives
  • To improve standards 
  • To present grammar in a structured way to facilitate learning
  • To develop benchmarks which need to be achieved in each class
2013/14 Each Middle Management meeting for year 1 and each Staff Meeting for year 1
Develop a class to class approach to 10 Irish Themes
  • To ensure continuity and set benchmarks
  • To ensure that an agreed level of learning has been achieved in each theme
2013/14 Each Middle Management meeting for year 1 and each Staff Meeting for year 1
To monitor and use assessment data to maximise learning outcomes immediate Each Middle Management meeting and each Staff Meeting
To tabulate and collate pupil assessment data in a more effective manner
  • To provide quick glance information to staff
  • To ensure better linkage between assessment data and learning targets
2012 Each Middle Management meeting and each Staff Meeting
To develop a support timetable for the administration of standardised tests To facilitate optimum participation in the completion of the tests May 2013 each June
Mathematics - Looking at targeted intervention (Blitzing)
  • To address significant deviations in pupil scores across the strands
  • To improve learner outcomes in the problem area with specific targeted intervention
Sept 2013  -> Middle Management Meetings and Staff Meetings
Review Middle Management duties To incorporate more defined curriculum roles September 2013 Middle Management Meetings
To discuss and engage in the    SSE Programme
  • To take the initiative in improving the quality in education in the school
  • To affirm and build on what is working well
  • To identify areas in need of development
  • To report back to the school community
Sept 2013 -> ongoing
To extend Literacy Lift-Off      Programme to include Infants to 3rd class
  • To enhance reading programme
  • To provide in-class support to develop reading initiatives
  • To develop whole school approaches in the development of Oral Language
  • To improve competency levels
2013/14 June 2014
To introduce Mata sa Rang    Senior Infants To provide targeted teaching in Maths to small groups in a station teaching format similar to Lift-Off Literacy January 2014 June 2014
To develop a whole school approach to Oral Language
  • To focus on the need to improve oral language ability
  • To set benchmarks to be attained in each class
February 2014 October 2014
To develop whole school approaches to comprehension (based on 'Building Bridges of Understanding' approach)
  • To help pupils make sense of text using various comprehension strategies
  • To help pupils to become active readers in control of their own reading comprehension
October 2014 December 2014