School Quality Improvement Planning
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SQIP - Summary Document
Our School Aims ( pupil-friendly version in brackets)
to focus on raising attainment in all areas to foster attitudes of high expectations and achievement (to work on being better at everything we do)
Framework for Learning:
to build a quality learning environment where staff maximise skills to ensure quality learning and teaching
to provide a positive, happy environment where children are enabled to fulfil their potential (to be a school where children are happy in their learning and teachers can do a good job)
Inclusion and Equality:
to ensure fair and equal access to the curriculum for all by providing appropriate support for all pupils
to foster an ethos of ‘belonging’ for all staff, pupils, parents/carers and the wider community
to encourage participation of the wider school community in the decision-making process (to make sure the school is welcoming and that everyone is treated fairly, to help everyone have a say in what happens in the school)
Values and Citizenship:
to develop positive attitudes towards discipline, respect, teamwork and responsibility by focusing on the 4 capacities of ‘A Curriculum for Excellence’ (to be respectful and work together)
Learning for Life:
to focus on a love of learning by developing creativity, using enterprising approaches including Active Learning
to instil an attitude of ‘Can Do – Will Do’(to have the motto ‘Can Do Will Do’
Improvements in Performance
We need to continue to work hard at raising attainment. We believe we can be successful in this in the new session as our staffing situation, hopefully, becomes more settled.
Children have more and more opportunities for Active Learning. We have given high priority to Social Skills which we will continue to work on as we develop Co-operative Learning. The garden will continue to be use as an outdoor learning space.
Literacy and Numeracy remain high priorities and further development in these areas will continue in the new session. In addition we will also focus on ‘linking the learning’ across different curricular areas.
Meeting Learning Needs
Individual children have benefited from the support they have had from our Support for Learning teacher. This will continue but in addition we will look at supporting more able learners.
Improvement through Self-evaluation
This is a high priority for us and we will continue to focus on relevant Quality Indicators to improve our performance.
All children have engaged successfully with the SRA reading programme. Lots of ‘linked learning’ took place during Health Week Some children worked on developing an Enterprise project linked to Geography. Some outdoor learning was enabled by use of the garden.
All children took part in planning, organising and performing in the Christmas production. Two classes had success at the drama festival and the whole school were successful at the Country Dance festival.
Children took part in fundraising to support the Bethany Trust , the Eco committee has been ‘revitalised’ and has plans for improvements. The Pupil Council has continued to meet and make plans for improvement.
Classes contributed to two winning designs in the Pallet Garden competition. The whole school participated in the Culross Abbey Christmas service. Everyone had a role in the production of ‘Hosanna Rock’. Children contributed to work in the garden by growing potatoes and general maintenance.
Priorities for 2009-2010
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Global Citizenship