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Explicit School Improvement Agenda 2018

At Birkdale State School our goal is to ensure all students are operating above the National Benchmarks for Literacy and Numeracy. Our emphasis will be on providing the best opportunities to achieve the intended curriculum. We will achieve this through:

Focus on targeted teaching of Reading

Explicitly  focussing on Reading through the embedding of the Birkdale State School Reading Framework and South East Region Reading Strategy  including decoding/comprehension skills

Data driven  student differentiation for Reading with a focus on improvement in the

Upper 2 Bands

Individual student goals, strategies and targets for student improvement

Building staff capacity HOC/Peer Coaching approach; enhancing strong metalanguage and Reading pedagogy

Focus on targeted teaching of Numeracy and Mathematics

Embed Birkdale Mathematics Program

Provide students with explicit strategies / tools for problem solving

Instructional Coaching model; Embed the Birkdale Mathematics Program

Data driven individual student goals, strategies and targets for student improvement

Ensure the teaching of literacy and numeracy is consistent throughout the school as identified in the research based Birkdale State School Pedagogical Framework

  •  Cooperatively develop and implement the Birkdale State School Pedagogical Framework

  • Embed the BSSPF in all literacy and numeracy activities

  • Build Teacher capacity in pedagogical practice using explicit PD and instructional coaching At Birkdale State School, we know literacy and numeracy are keys to improving student outcomes. We will:

Continue our clear focus on literacy and numeracy by embedding them within all teaching Units

Respond to a range of student achievement data and select strategies that meet individual learning needs

Build teacher capacity and pedagogical practice using Instructional Coaching

Clearly articulate sequences of learning for each year level.

Provide quality resources to enhance the teaching of English and literacy, Mathematics and numeracy.

Embed ICTs and STEM across the curriculum to enhance student learning.

2018 Targets % of students

Reading

Year 3

NMS 97% U2B 48%

Year 5

NMS 97%  U2B 40%

Writing

Year 3

 NMS 97%  U2B 46%

Year 5

NMS  97% U2B 35%

Spelling

Year 3

NMS 97%  U2B 38%

Year 5

NMS 97%  U2B 35%

Grammar

Year 3

NMS 97% U2B 55%

Year 5

NMS 97% U2B 40%

Numeracy

Year 3

NMS  97%  U2B 35%

Year 5

NMS  97% U2B 35%

Attendance

Students attending 95% or better

Reporting

15 % increase in As and Bs in  English, Maths and Science  15% decrease in Ds and Es in  English, Maths and Science

PAT R  - Stanine 5 attainment as a minimum standard    PAT – M – Stanine 5 attainment as a minimum standard

85%  of students achieve PM Year Level benchmark        85% of students achieve PROBE Year Level benchmark

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Last reviewed 16 March 2020
Last updated 16 March 2020