Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Meet 2016 Teacher

When the reports are sent home in week 9, the children and parents then find out who their teacher is for 2016. This helps to alleviate any anxious students at the beginning of the year, and discussions can be had over the holidays in families ensuring a positive start.  On the last day of school at 10:15 the students meet their new teachers.

Monday, December 14, 2015

EOY ' Teaching as Inquiry' National Standards

As all of the student's OTJs have been entered each team has gone through the process of discussing their results in Reading Writing and Mathematics.  They have identified those students who have made accelerated progress as well as those who are achieving below standard.  Also discussing the vast majority of students who have achieved at 'At or Above'.  They have highlighted the successes of the teachers as well as the students, throughout the year.  The needs of the student's that are to be addressed for next year are also broken down and shared with the Team Leader for 2016.  This will allow for quick identification for target students for 2016.
I have then used e Tap to download and print our EOY data and created a school wide overview to then begin the analysis of our progress.  I really enjoy looking at the big picture and discussing trends and possible reasons for our outcomes.  This has been shared at team level with teachers and discussed during our Leadership meeting.  The Senior Leadership Team will be formulating targets before the end of 2015.  I will then share the EOY data analysis with the BOT along with Paul in Mathematics at our first BOT meeting in February.

TODays 2016

Whilst the year is coming to an end as the Senior Leadership team we have a clear vision for a positive beginning for 2016.  As we have a number of new teachers joining us it is timely to go over the CBS Curriculum Delivery Plan,  also reiterate to staff expectations and where they can refer to for more information.  With the AFL Lead Teachers we will be presenting a workshop on Building Learning Focussed Relationships integrated with Ready Steady Go and setting up a positive learning environment.  I will be walking the teachers through the changes to the 'Teaching as Inquiry' appraisal document and how this impacts on their teaching and learning for 2016.  Lastly I will be beginning the discussion on Goal Cards with our aim this year to utilise these better and refine these so they are in child speak.  2016 TOD doc

End of Year

We are in the last few days of school!  This year has been a whirlwind with again, so many new learning opportunities.  I have gone from being the new kid on the block to feeling like an old hat.  I certainly know more about CBS having been the AP and DP for 2 terms of 2015.  Since our DP arrived in term 3 I have been able to focus on my specific responsibilities, and hope to really delve into Literacy and Transition to school in 2016.