Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!
All Department for Education school improvement plans in 2019 are focused on literacy and numeracy. At Grange we are well on this journey through the outstanding work of our Senior Leaders in implementing our improvement plans over the past 3 years with literacy, mathematics and learner engagement as the key focus.
In 2019 this has been further strengthened with the work of three new coordinator curriculum leadership positions, coaches in the areas of:
Coaches co-plan, co-teach and model best practices alongside all classroom teachers to extend their current good practice even further. By our school investing in developing the quality and consistency of our teachers we will develop even more students that are highly confident, capable, high achieving and always striving to be the very best they can be.
The priorities for our Site Improvement Plan in 2019 are:
- To improve student achievement in writing, Foundation to Year 7
- To improve student achievement in reading, Years 3-7
- To improve student achievement in Mathematics, Foundation to Year 2
These areas build upon our improvement work in literacy and mathematics and identify our next steps for improvement. This doesn’t mean that we are not focussing on other year levels in reading and maths, but our next improvement steps are at the listed year levels.
Student writing is a focus across our state. At Grange we have been working hard on instilling a love of writing amongst our students. Strategies such as bookmaking in the early years and the “Seven steps for successful writing” in primary years have been highly successful in assisting our students to develop not only the language convention of writing but also the authorial craft of a writer to inform and entertain the reader.
Our work in using the Seven Steps has been recognised and celebrated through the Seven Steps website. See link below.
Grant Small, Principal
Grange Primary School