Our school’s instruction model supports consistency across the school and aids teachers with the pacing of their lessons. The model focuses on whole-class explicit teaching and then small-group targeted teaching (with feedback) and independent practise. Each lesson concludes with a reflection on the lesson's learning.
Our targeted teaching approach uses assessment data to ensure that students are being taught at their point of need. We have a centralised ‘student tracker’ for classroom teachers to record and track student performance over time.
Student reading is assessed one-on-one with each student every five weeks, and at the beginning and end of number-based units of work in mathematics.
At the end of each term, reading, writing and mathematics goals for each student are sent home. The learning goals are developed in collaboration with students. They include suggestions for how parents/carers can assist at home with the achievement of the learning goals.
Our Literacy and Numeracy Learning Specialists support the collaborative planning of evidenced-based teaching and learning practices with each team. In addition, the Learning Specialists implement coaching and mentoring with classroom teachers.