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School Improvement Plan 2016-2017





Targets for 2016 – 2017

Strand 1 Literacy

Target Actions Person’s Responsible
To continue to develop student’s oral language and verbal skills
  • Operation Oracy to 2nd years.
  • Oral literacy to be practiced in all classes.
  •  2nd year Subject Teachers
  • All Staff
Words of the week
  • 2 new words each week. List of words in journal and in each classroom. 2 new words from each subject area to be taught also.
  •  All Staff & Students

Encourage more students to read

  • Drop Everything and Read
  • Encourage more students to join the library
  •  SSE Team
  • All staff & Students
Maintaining and improving National Average in all JC/LC results
  • Results inputted on Office 365 for analysis.
  • Evidence of analysis to be evident in all subject plans. Example: encourage more students to do higher level/grades increasing/decreasing.
  •  Subject Departments

Strand 2 Numeracy

Target Actions Person’s Responsible
Numeracy Across the curriculum:
  • Numeracy Moments: Teachers encourage students to record numeracy moments in their journals.
  •  All staff & Students
Calculating Grades
  • Students are to be encouraged to calculate their grades after assessments. Labels available in Numeracy Tray.
  •  All Staff & Students
  • Teachers are to encourage students to plot classroom assessments on graphs in their journal.
  • All Staff & Students 
Numeracy situations
  • Estimate/Calculate/Check
  • Students are encouraged to estimate a question/situation, then calculate before checking their answer.
  •  All Staff & Students
Bridging the gap between primary and post primary for 1st year students.
  • 1st year Maths teachers to receive bridging documents for Maths.
  •  First year Maths teachers.
Common Approach
  • 1st year maths teachers to use common approach in 2 areas of the Maths curriculum
  •  First year Maths teachers
Competency tests
  • Common test to all first years to determine problem areas.
  • Re tested at end of academic year.
  • first year Maths teachers and students.

Strand 3:  Peer Collaboration/Team Teaching

Target Actions Person’s Responsible
Peer Collaboration/T.T.
  • Staff In-service in August
  • Teachers timetabled for T.T.
  •  All Staff
  • Droichead
  •  Droichead team and NQTs.


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