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1708 Strategic Goal Progress Report - 3 August 2017

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3 August 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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