SYNOPSIS OF SCHOOL SELF EVALUATION REPORT AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2013
An audit of literacy practice was conducted in the school during 2012-2013 academic year. The following is a summary of the findings:
Our school has strengths in the following areas –
- There is a high level of reading attainment as evidenced in Micra T results.
- Parents and children report a high level of proficiency and enjoyment of reading.
- Children enjoy speaking orally and presenting work in small groups.
- Children present written work neatly and legibly.
- Children can re-tell in sequence stories and events and respond to simple comprehension questions based on text/other visual stimulus.
The following areas are prioritised for improvement –
o Oral Language – Listening and Speaking.
o Whole school planned approach to writing genres.
o Extension of Collaborative and co-operational learning.
o Assessment for Learning.
The Improvement Plan.
New strategies will be introduced as follows:
- “Building Bridges” will be introduced in all classes – one strategy per term.
- Aspects of the “First Steps Oral Language Programme” will be introduced on a planned basis in all classes.
- Oral language will be an integral part of homework.
- Children will be given an opportunity to make an oral presentation in their class once per term.
- Teachers will focus on one writting genre per term and vocabulary improvement will be assisted by the “Outside the Box” strategy.
- Assessment for Learning strategies will be employed with specific class activities.