Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!
External School Review
Every state school F-12 participates in an External School Review (ESR). The ESR for Grange Primary School was conducted in week 5 of this term. The full report of the review is now on our school website and I have also attached a copy to this edition of the newsletter. Part of each school review is an assessment of the school being on track or requiring further intervention and support to get it back on track. Schools on track will have their next review in three year’s time, while those requiring further interventions will be reviewed again the following year.
Grange PS was assessed as being on track and our next ESR is scheduled for 2022.
From our ESR the review report summary and three directions for Grange to work and focus on are-
“Grange Primary School has a strong, positive culture and an embedded focus on wellbeing, which is supported by a clear set of values and is apparent throughout the school. Leaders are respected and trusted by staff, students and parents and provide a strong focus on learning. Students display great pride in their school and are provided with rich learning opportunities and extra curricular activities. Grange Primary School has a strong sense of community and the support of a pro-active Governing Council.
The principal will work with the education director to implement the following directions:
1. Enact Performance and Development Program (PDP) processes to provide a cycle of focused observations and feedback, building consistency and further improve teacher practice to deliver improvement goals.
2. For all students to receive differentiated learning with appropriate stretch and challenge, strengthen teachers’ capacity in learning design and use data for intentional teaching.
3. Provide consistency and accountability in effective pedagogical practice through the development, implementation and monitoring of whole school expectations.
The review provides excellent direction in enabling us to accelerate improvement and achieve our aim of moving Grange from a good and great school to one that is consistently outstanding.
Grange Primary School