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Development Plan 2016-19

St Patrick’s Primary School   - Development Plan 2016 - 2019

Each year, we work together to make a School Development Plan as we are constantly striving to make our vision for St Patrick’s a reality. We thought you might be interested to read through our plans to see how we will be working to improve our school over this school year.

This is an ‘at a glance’ version for parent information.

Becoming   more child centred

PASTORAL CARE

                                                                         We plan to review our RSE   Policy and Provision to ensure that the programme experienced by the children   more fully meets curriculum requirements.

We aim to introduce Buddies to   support the new P1 children, making their transition from Nursery to Primary   1 as smooth as possible.

TAKE TEN

We introduced the Take Ten approach to managing   stress in 2013/14. We feel that everyone would benefit from revisiting this   programme and aim to have a Take Ten   week where every class will focus on breathing strategies and their safe   place using Take ten. Classes will   then continue with this through the year.

SEN

           We will introduce testing in school for SpLD and review   provision of appropriate support/resources to ensure the needs of children   presenting with these difficulties are addressed as fully as possible.

 

           HEALTHY   SCHOOL

We will consult with School   Council to review lunchtime provision and purchase of resources to promote active lifestyles.

We plan to train of 2nd First   Aider

Improving   Leadership and Management

CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP
  Senior leadership will participate in the ‘Inspect Yourself’ programme,   implementing strategies and approaches from the programme.

           RECORD   KEEPING

Development of use of SIMS electronic   recording system to improve record keeping.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

           Review of Extended Schools Programme,   prioritising provision to be financed following a reduced budget.

POLICY REVIEW

Review of Curricular Policies – Communication,   Using Mathematics, ICT, WAU, RE, PE, The Arts, Play Based Learning, PDMU and   Assessment

Improving   Teaching and Learning

LITERACY

           We plan to further   develop comprehension skills in Literacy with teachers integrating strategies   and approaches in reading into fiction texts.

We are also reviewing our Key Stage 2 spelling programme to ensure   progression and challenge

MENTAL MATHS           

Our focus will be on developing skills and strategies in mental maths.   Staff will review approaches and resources to promote mental maths, receive   training on best practice and implement these in the classroom to support   learning. Parent workshops and information will also be provided

FOUNDATION STAGE

          

We aim to improve induction procedures in Primary 1 to provide a   smooth transition into primary school.

Use of Maths Recovery programme approaches to consolidate and develop   numeracy skills in Foundation Stage

ASSESSMENT AND DATA

        We will introduce new CAT 4   testing and continue the phased introduction of Progress Test in English and Progress Test in Maths.

Making   better links with the Community

COMMUNICATION   INFORMATION

A parent friendly SDP will be   provided to parents.

          

SUPPORTING PARENTS

Development of a structured parent support   programme in Foundation Stage, providing workshops and information on how   parents can support their child’s learning.

SHARED EDUCATION

Further Development of Shared Education Programme   extending into additional classes.

       

IMPROVING LINKS

Continued participation in the   CPD Project, linking with local cluster primary schools and St Colman’s High   School

             

   
   

Our     Mission Statement

   

In St     Patrick’s Primary School we challenge, motivate, and inspire in a happy,     safe and stimulating learning environment where all members of the school     community are valued, grow in the Catholic faith, develop their self-esteem     and achieve their full potential as a unique individual so that they can     play a valuable role in society.