School Improvement Plan

Our Standards and Quality Report details the main achievements of the school over the last 12 months. A copy of this is sent to all families in the Autumn term. Copies are readily available in school. Our plans for future improvement over the next 3 years are detailed in our School Improvement Plan 2013-14. Again, copies are available in school for all parents. Our priorities are displayed on one of our main walls in school, discussed with parents at ‘Meet the Teacher’ and other consultation times. We appreciate feedback given and use this to develop future plans.

Our priorities for this session are to engage the principles of ‘A Curriculum for Excellence’ in the ways highlighted below:

Priority 1: To continue to raise standards of educational attainment and achievement for all throughout the curriculum. Staff will develop planning, to ensure all children experience a curriculum that provides challenge and enjoyment, relevance, breadth, depth, progression, personalisation and choice and coherence.

Priority 2: To continue to develop assessment and moderation, in light of Building the Curriculum 5 (Scottish Government, 2010), in order to inform and improve outcomes for learners and assess the knowledge, skills and attributes of all children effectively.

Priority 3: To continue to support and develop the skills of teachers and the self-discipline of pupils, using self-evaluation and professional, reflective activities, in order to further enhance children’s experiences within and outwith the classroom.

Priority 4: To promote equality and help every pupil benefit from education, with particular regard to pupils with additional support needs, through development of pupil voice and the GIRFEC (Getting It Right for Every Child) agenda.

The Self-Evaluation Process

We are continually developing as a school which reflects and evaluates its practice. We work together, using the Quality Indicators in ‘How Good is Our School? 3’ (HMIE, 2007) and ‘Shining the Light of Christ’ (SCES, 2009). Quality assurance procedures include:

• Classroom and peer observations

• Sampling children’s work

• Planning and tracking meetings

• Staff meetings and staff development

• Pupil involvement in self-evaluation

• Parental involvement in self-evaluation