St Edwards Primary & Nursery

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School Improvement Plan

The priorities for this session’s Improvement Plan are:

  • Children will improve attainment and progress of learning within experiences and outcomes of Literacy and English as assessment and moderation processes are developed in line with BTC5.
  • Children will develop their knowledge and understanding in CFE Health and Wellbeing in particular Food and Health as outlined in Better Eating, Better Learning. Children will demonstrate a clear understanding of GIRFEC.
  • Children will further develop an understanding of their emotional, social, physical and moral development in line with Christian and Catholic values through the implementation of “This is our Faith” and “God’s Loving Plan”.
  • Children will further develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical processes and be able to apply them in real life experiences.

 

We will continue to work with in partnership with our Parent Council. We will use parental focus groups to identify ways in which parents could become more involved in their children’s learning. We will continue to evaluate curriculum information nights and parental questionnaires. We have introduced monthly drop in sessions for parents.

 

We will continue to involve our pupils in the decision making processes within the school. We will encourage our pupils to play an active role in the life of the school making full use of Pupil Voices eg ECO/Health committees, pupil council and pupil questionnaires. Pupils’ views will be sought through the monitoring process employed within the school and taken account of in the decision making process.

We will ensure that we promote Equality for All through the curriculum which we offer to our pupils though inclusive practices, through positive behaviour support stragtegies, through GIRFEC and through the ASL legislation. As a faith school central to this promotion of equality will be the SCES document This is our Faith.

The school and nursery staff are committed to the improvement of standards within the school. They are keen to continue to develop active learning throughout all stages of the school and improve the attainment of pupils in language and maths.

 

Monitoring systems have been revised to allow opportunities for pupils to be involved in discussion about their progress. Systems are continuing to be developed to ensure continuity and progression throughout the school and to build on prior learning.

The promotion of active learning throughout the school and especially the delivery of the literacy programme has impacted on the attainment of pupils. In the infant department children who are experiencing difficulty with reading are identified early and support programmes are put in place. Children are challenged to write independently and produce extended written text. Talking and listening resources support skill development throughout the school. In the senior school novel studies and a range of non fiction resources are used to develop both reading and writing skills. The children enjoy and are developing confidence in all aspects of literacy work.

Development of the curriculum in line with a Curriculum for Excellence has ensured that pupils learn in contextual situations when possible.

 

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