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School Self- Evaluation Report and
School Improvement Plan

Four Masters National School

September 2018 – June 2019

Self-Evaluation Report and School Improvement Plan
1. Introduction including targets and the actions we will implement to meet the targets.
1.1 Outcomes of our last improvement plan from September 2014 to January 2016
 Students saw an improvement in their attainment scores in comprehension
A whole school plan in comprehension was implemented by the staff and they were all trained in the Building Bridges program.
The % of children getting a STEN of 8 – 10 increased from 35% to 39% between 2015 and 2016.
The % of children getting a STEN of 1-3 decreased from 11% to 7% between 2015 and 2016
1.2 The focus of this evaluation
We undertook self-evaluation of teaching and learning during the period September 2014 to January 2016.  We evaluated the following aspect(s) of teaching and learning:
Comprehension in Literacy

  
2. Findings
2.1 This is effective / very effective practice in our school
List the main strengths of the school in teaching and learning.
Excellent standardised scores in literacy and numeracy
Overall quality of learning in literacy and numeracy is very good
Learning achievement of pupils is very good
Quality of teaching is very good
2.2. This is how we know
List the evidence sources. Refer to pupils’ dispositions, attainment, knowledge and skills.
WSE Report from October 2016
Standardised test scores in literacy and numeracy
 
2.3 This is what we are going to focus on to improve our practice further
Specify the aspects of teaching and learning the school has identified and prioritised for further improvement.
Oral Language in Literacy
Implementing the Primary Language Curriculum
   
  

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Four Masters NS
Sep 2018 to June 2019
IMPROVEMENT PLAN CO-ORDINATOR:

TARGETS
•   Every class teacher will implement the whole school plan in Oral Language
•   The % of children who are very confident at presenting a project to the class will increase from 44% to 48% and the children who are not confident will decrease from 15% to 11%
•  That the classes will increase their average score for a summarising statement from an average of 1.4 to 2.0 using our whole school rubrics
• That the classes will increase their average score for an introduction from an average of 2.1 to 2.6 using our whole school rubrics
ACTIONS                                                                                                                                                          Who?                                       
1.  Implement whole school plan
2.  Teach the Oral Language genres explicitly
3.  Teach discrete OL lesson for 30 mins weekly
4.   Assess three target children pre and post each genre to assess progress using whole school plan rubrics                    Whole Staff
5.   Open Croke Park hour for staff collaboration and discuss progress with SSE
6.  Present projects at assembly/own class/neighbouring class for whole school/class groups
7.  More project work in class including class presentations

MONITORING:
1. Staff Meetings                                              Whole Staff / Co-ordinator Principal, Relevant Teachers, Class Teachers, Children and Parents.         
2. Principal Report to BOM
3. Cuntas Míosúla
4. Assembly
5. Open Croke Park Hours

EVALUATION APPROACH:
•  Check cuntas míosúla
•  Survey the children again
•  Pre and Post assess in oral reports using whole school plan rubrics

EVALUATION TOOLS:  
•  Cuntas Míosúla
•  Surveys
•  Rubrics

NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS THROUGHOUT IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS:
TARGET                                                                                                   ACHIEVED:
• Every class teacher will implement the whole school plan in Oral Language        Yes  No
•   The % of children who are very confident at presenting a project to the
class will increase from 44% to 48% and the children who are not confident
will decrease from 15% to 11%                                                                   Yes  No
• That the classes will increase their average score for a summarising
statement from an average of 1.4 to 2.0 using our whole school rubrics             Yes  No
• That the classes will increase their average score for an introduction
from an average of 2.1 to 2.6 using our whole school rubrics                          Yes  No


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