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1706 Strategic Goal Progress Report - 1 June 2017

1 June 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

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.

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.

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.

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 children's reports to appraisal documentation

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

 

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 11 and is closest to being discontinued once at Level 18.

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

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