St Vincent's Secondary School

Literacy, Numeracy and Assessment for Learning (AfL) SIP 2017 - 2018

06-February-18

As teachers in St Vincent’s we collaborate and engage in collective teaching techniques every day. Over the past number of years we have developed our School Self Evaluation process. We began with a Teaching and learning Team. We now work together led by three teams; the Literacy Team, the Numeracy Team and the Assessment for Learning Team.

During this school year 2017/18 we were guided by our Literacy, Numeracy and AfL School Improvement Plans (SIP). We have reviewed the targets set out in our School Improvement Plan and evaluated their impact in each year group in a qualitative and quantitative manner. We continue to maintain areas of strength and work to improve any areas in need of improvement. We began our work with 1st years and at this point are continuing our work through to 3rd year and beyond. We are consistently aware of the explicit and implicit literacy and numeracy themes that arise during each lesson in all year group and work to embrace the literacy and numeracy moments in our teaching.

In St Vincent’s we celebrate the many areas of strength in literacy and numeracy and as teachers we collaborate as well as work individually and collectively to ensure that our students’ learning is impacted allowing them to flourish and reach their full potential as happy lifelong learners.

This year we are engaging with specific teacher collaboration through the Pineapple Timetable. This initiative is led by the Assessment for Learning Team and was explored as an option during our scoping year last year. The Pineapple is a symbol of welcome and openness so we have developed a Pineapple Timetable. Through this process we invite each other into our lessons to enjoy peer observation with group work classroom strategies, assessment for learning practices and so on. This allows us to share best practice and to develop our own learning. There are always new and exciting ways to engage with literacy, numeracy and AfL and we enjoy exploring them as we remain committed to empowering all of our students to reach their full potential in an atmosphere of care, joy and respect.

SSE SIP St Vincent's 2017-2020 (available on request from principal@stv.ie)

School Self-Evaluation Report: Executive Summary 2016 2017

LITERACY SSE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2016-2017

NUMERACY SSE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2016 2017

The St Vincent’s Secondary School Self-Evaluation report within the Literacy Framework in conjunction with the National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020.

School Improvement Plan: Executive Summary 2016 2017

LITERACY SIP: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2016 2017

NUMERACY SIP: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2016 2017

The St Vincent’s School Improvement Plan within the Literacy Framework in conjunction with the National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011 – 2020.

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