Glasgow Improvement Challenge

Glasgow Improvement Challenge

Raising attainment in literacy and numeracy in primary schools.

In Glasgow, 119 primary schools have been selected to be part of the improvement challenge (as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge), this is based on the percentage of children in each of the schools living in the most deprived postcodes. There are over 31,000 children in the selected Glasgow primary schools of which nearly 21,000 live in the 20% most deprived postcodes. These schools have been put into clusters of between three and five primary schools. Each cluster has been allocated additional teaching time. The aim of this project is to raise standards in literacy and numeracy.

St Brendan’s is in Cluster 14 , along with Clyde Primary , St Patrick’s and Dunard Primary

To raise attainment our school has been allocated extra teaching time each week equivalent to  2.5 days. Our experienced teachers, Mr Tunney  ( Glasgow Counts ) , Miss Galbraith  Challenge Coordinator and Miss Yuill  Challenge leader of learning are the staff identified to work in partnership with staff and partners to lead our improvement challenge work.

Through 2016-17  and 2017-2018  St Brendan’s improvement challenge focus has been on raising standards in literacy (reading) and emotional health and well-being .

School improvement initiatives include:

Raised Attainment in Literacy :

Early literacy intervention through phonological  awareness , play development and family  learning and engagement .

Raised Attainment in HWB – focus on emotional well-being :

Whole school approach to Emotion Works .

Create a learning environment to increase pupil engagement in their learning by

supporting and promoting self- regulation strategies.

Increased focused intervention/ support provided by school to targeted groups of pupils.

ASD – Family support group set up to facilitate sharing or experiences,  ideas and support for each other .

Increased quality teaching and learning across the school:

High quality CPD training opportunities for all staff to enable while school approach to

Assessment is for learning to improve teachers practice, SFL interventions for First and

Second levels.

Increased family  learning / parental engagement opportunities :

Increased quality family learning opportunities for targeted groups of pupils in P1 & P2.

Family learning together homework clubs – Term 3 .



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