Our Priorities

Success for all students

Strategies

  • Rigorous analysis of data to develop high expectations and specific learning targets.
  • Implement and embed quality and research-based strategies and diagnostic assessments.
  • Implement the Response to Intervention (RTI) model to target academically capable students, and students at educational risk.
  • Support staff with case management approaches to planning and assessment for identified students with additional education needs.

Excellence in teaching and learning

Strategies

  • Develop and embed a whole school approach to Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Mathematics.
  • Develop whole school scope and sequence documents, consistent planning documents and resources across the whole school for English and Mathematics.
  • Embed a structured lesson design to embed consistency in lesson delivery.
  • Develop a partnership with the West Coast Language Development Centre to embed the explicit instruction of phonological awareness and synthetic phonics across the whole school.
  • Develop essential learning and expectation guidelines for literacy and numeracy instruction.

Supportive and inclusive school environment

Strategies

  • Review Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program and research, and implement whole school approach to support positive wellbeing and pastoral care.
  • Implement a chaplaincy program to support individuals and groups of students.
  • Provide teaching and learning opportunities that celebrate differences and recognises, respects and embraces cultural diversity.
  • Use increased flexibility to provide students and risk with strategies and programs to meeting their needs.
  • Continue the scheduled Student Services portfolio for individual case management.
  • Maintain school processes for monitoring attendance and absences.

Community partnerships

Strategies

  • Review and upgrade parent communication to encourage family and community involvement in the school.
  • Strengthen parent and community partnerships within the school.
  • Strengthen governance processes and function of the School Board.
  • Develop positive partnerships with the Duncraig Network Partnership.
  • Build a strong and seamless transition from primary to secondary school to assist with student retention.
  • Establish the Fathering Project. Build links with other school communities through the Fathering Project.