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1711 Strategic Goal Progress Report - 1 November 2017

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1 November 2017


Strategic Goal Progress Report


Goal for 2017


Improve the literacy level of pupils selected by teachers as being “below” the National Standard, particularly in writing.


Strategic Aim: To have 80% of year 2-6 at or above the National Standard in writing


Annual Goal: To improve the literacy level, particularly in writing for children identified as “below”.


Measurable Target:  At the end of 2017 75% of the targeted pupils currently assessed as “below” will be achieving the National Standard in reading and writing.


Actions (what we will do)

Outcomes (what we expected to happen)

Progress Report 1 June 2017

Progress Report 3 August 2017

Final Report 1 November 2017

Target groups:

  • A target group will be selected by each class teacher (Except those training for Reading Recovery).

  • The group will consist of pupils achieving in writing at the “below” category.

  • It is envisaged that the target group will get an extra 15 -30 minutes tuition a day.

  • Each group will have separate planning and a separate programme in addition to that provided in the regular class programme.

  • Detailed data will be kept on each child in each group.

  • A second target group may be selected after 15 weeks or the teacher might carry on with the same group.


  • Pupils in the target groups will progress at an advanced rate with 75% making it to “at” the national standard by the end of term 2 (15 weeks)

  • All groups will get extra, focussed tuition in reading and writing.

  • Planning and data will be shared at syndicate level or with the syndicate ALL leader.

  • A decision will be made after 15 weeks as to where we go from here. Possible options are:

    • Carry on with the same group

    • Start another group

    • Shift the focus to reading or maths

    • Spread the strategies learned over the whole class.


  • We are currently up to week 9 of ALL group teaching.

  • Teachers are tracking progress for these children with checkpoints for children to reach in weeks 5, 10, 15 ( Being the end)

  • Teachers have noticed progress for most children in their target groups.

  • Discussions are continuing on a weekly basis in syndicate meetings.  Focus on progress of these children, what strategies are working well, what not so well and where to next for target groups.

  • Teachers have now had three observations on their teaching practice when teaching their target groups.  Observations have been completed by the literacy leaders.


  • Teachers have continued with new target groups this term.

  • Teachers will teach these target groups twice per day four days a week.

  • These new target groups will become the focus of Syndicate meetings, data will be collected but won’t be sent to MOE

  • We will look at a way of tracking these target children as they progress through school


  • Target groups still continuing. Most teachers are taking their target groups for 15-20min first thing in the morning. (Teachers being released from Karakia to do so).

  • For every child who has been in a target group we will, at the end of each year, record their individual e.asTTle results and their OTJ “sun graph” from eTap. This is to track the long term benefits of the intervention.

  • Once all EOY data is in, senior management will analyse the data of their target groups, not only in e.asTTle but also reading etc to see if their progress has been accelerated.

  • At the end of term 3 the target group reading data was collated and compared to the rest of the school. A slight acceleration was noted

ALL:

  • Joy, Stevie and Rebecca are our ALL (Advanced Learning in Literacy?) leaders. One per syndicate.

  • These teachers will provide support for classroom teachers .

  • They will conduct observations and give feedback from these observations


  • The syndicate ALL leaders will

    • Conduct at least three observations for each teacher before the end of term 2.

    • Observations will be followed by a conference to determine how the teacher / pupils are going and what, if any, more support the teacher needs.

    • ALL leaders will be responsible for ensuring that the target groups are discussed regularly at syndicate meetings.


  • Literacy Leaders have now completed three observations on teachers in their syndicates.

  • Weekly syndicate meetings have a major focus on Literacy.  With all teachers required to share how their groups are going, what is working well and how they may need support if things are not working.


  • As per June


  • Juniors are currently looking at ways we can make ALL fit with our juniors.

  • Current ideas look at phonics based programmes to accelerate children who we notice struggling at 6 months (6 year net data to show this)

  • Word writing programmes as this showed as a weakness in six year net testing

  • Final Observation for the year to review goals and teacher practices that have contributed to   acceleration. Feedback linked to teacher appraisal.

Outside support:

  • Support will be given to ALL leaders by Vera Unka

  • ALL leaders will attend seminars, conferences and PD as supplied by the ALL Programme for schools in their second year

  • Support will be given at staff meetings by the ALL Sit team which consists of Literacy Leaders and the Principal


  • Relevant readings and discussions will happen

  • Meetings will occur between Vera and the SIT Team to provide advice and support



  • Vera and Chicky have  been in and observed Literacy Leaders teaching their groups.  Feedback has been given to leaders.

  • Joy and Becs attended ALL planning days in term 1.

  • Leaders are continuing to attend the Cluster meetings.  (Two so far)

  • ALL leaders have a copy of Learning in the Fast Lane and will be sharing readings in syndicate meetings.


  • Stevie and Joy will be travelling to Auckland next month to share our school's journey with other schools that are in the ALL Project

  • Learning in the fast Lane still needs to be shared


  • Stevie and Joy attended Impact day.

Appraisals:

  • All class teachers (except those training for reading recovery) will have at least one appraisal goal built around the target group.


  • Teachers will see the target group as a high priority.

  • The principal and SIT/Syndicate Leaders will be aware of the programme being given to the target group.


  • Linking observation documentation to appraisals for 2017

  • Linking target group childrens reports to appraisal documentation


  • Teachers continue to link target group documentation to their appraisals

  • Interim reports of all children in their target groups should be included in appraisal documentation


  • Appraisal meetings are happening this month.

Syndicate meetings:

  • Progress of the target groups will be a topic in most syndicate meetings.

  • This will be lead by the ALL leader who,also happens to be the syndicate leader.

  • When called upon, class teachers will be expected to come to syndicate meetings with samples, planning, assessment, modelling books etc and present their highs and lows to the syndicate.


  • Class teachers will feel part of a collective and supportive group when it comes to accelerated learning in literacy.

  • Teachers will get ideas and strategies by sharing with other teachers.

  • Regular reporting at syndicate meetings will ensure that the target group remains a focus for the teacher and not forgotten until appraisal comes around (which can happen

  • Readings and any relevant pd will be shared


  • Weekly syndicate meetings have a major focus on Literacy.  With all teachers required to share how their groups are going, what is working well and how they may need support if things are not working.

  • Teachers are sharing children’s books to show progress

  • ALL leaders have a copy of Learning in the Fast Lane and will be sharing readings in syndicate meetings/staff meetings where applicable. Stevie shared her reading of Chapter 3 with staff - ideas to get children into the lesson quicker



  • Syndicate meetings continue to be focussed around Literacy progress, reflection and next steps

  • Teachers continue to share target group and other children’s writing to show progress, to query and support each other

  • Lead teachers/Syndicate Leaders meet with Vera and share valuable information via Syndicate meetings


  • Syndicate meetings this term will be focused around e-Asttle samples,moderation and OTJ evidence.

  • We will continue to share samples of planning, books, modelling books at Syndicate meetings.

Reading recovery:

  • Two teachers (Tia and Lydia) will train in Reading Recovery.


  • Children selected by the junior syndicate to undergo Reading Recovery will progress to almost “at” the National Standard in reading.

  • Unlike ALL, many of the RR candidates will be at “Well Below” rather than just “Below”


  • Same four children working with both teachers.

  • All children are moving, lessons due to sickness has meant extra lessons will be needed.

  • Leon has made the most progress to date for Tia beginning at Level 7, now reading at Level 13 and is closest to being discontinued once at Level 18.

  • Tiara has made the most progress to date for Lydia beginning at Level 4, now reading at Level 9 and is closest to being discontinued once at Level 18.

  • Angela, Joy and Margaret shared that learning is translating into their classrooms.


  • Same four children working with both teachers although Leon who is working with Tia will be discontinued within the next couple of weeks and she will be taking on a new student.

  • All children are continuing to move at a steady pace although there have been some absences which means extra lessons and double up sessions will be needed.

  • All Tia’s students have made great progress and have moved a number of levels since beginning the intervention. Leon has made the most progress beginning at Level 7, now on Level 16 and will be discontinued within the next couple weeks.

  • All of Lydia’s students have made progress. They have all moved a number of levels. Tiara and Semi have both made the most progress since beginning the intervention by moving from Level 4 to now level 11/12.

  • Jaze will be referred onto RTLB as progress is slower than normal.


  • New students have been introduced to the reading recovery intervention. 1 each for Tia and Lydia.

  • The children have come back after the holiday break refreshed and are continuing to move and make progress.

  • Tia has discontinued Leon and Corrin will be discontinued within the next couple weeks. Tia has taken on 1 new student and will continue to work with the 3 remaining students until the end of year. They are continuing to make good progress. Out of these students Fern has made the most progress beginning at Level 5, now on Level 14. She will be discontinued at Level 17.

  • Lydia has discontinued Jaze and taken one new student, Kiwa who started at Level 6, she has been on the program for 2 weeks.

  • Irie started on Level 6 and Semi at Level 4. They are both at Level 17 and will be discontinued within a couple of weeks. Tiara is making progress at Level 15 and will be discontinued by the end of term.

  • Lydia will continue with the observation surveys throughout the rest of the term to help find possible candidates for future Reading Recovery.

Observations:

  • At least three observations will be conducted by ALL leaders or someone similar during the 15 week period ending at the end of term 2.

  • Observations will be preceded by a discussion on the focus and followed by a discussion on the observation notes.

  • Copies of these notes should be filed in and linked to teachers appraisal documentation as they will be needed at the end of the year.


  • Teachers will follow advice, guidance and support given by observers


  • Teachers have now had three observations on their teaching practice when teaching their target groups.

  • Vera and Chicky have  been in and observed Literacy Leaders teaching their groups. Feedback has been given to leaders and teachers



  • Term 3 observations have been planned for Week 5

  • Following observations Teachers will meet with Literacy Leaders to discuss observation and provide feedback and feedforward

  • Observation notes will be linked to Teachers appraisal documentation


  • Final Observation for the year to review goals and teacher practices that have contributed to acceleration. Feedback linked to teacher appraisal.