Continuing on with revisiting our priority areas in our AIP. This week I will talk about our second priority area behind literacy & numeracy, Every Student Succeeding, formally United in our Pursuit of Excellence(UPE). This is a whole of department agenda called State Schooling that builds upon the UPE agenda. I’ve used Every Student Succeeding in the AIP as it is the key focus of State Schooling. State Schooling is a board focused approach to changes in education and student outcomes. It looks at developing the “Who, What, How & Capacity (leadership) in education.
We are focused on five areas in our AIP under Every Student Succeeding this year; the department’s Great Results Guarantee (GRG), Explicit Instruction, Pre-Prep, Junior Secondary and Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C). C2C, which covers the Nation Curriculum continues and is developing as teachers work with it, although this may change with the federal government reviewing the National Curriculum. With this we are still developing teachers’ explicit instruction skills in the classroom. This term we started our Pre-Prep program again, Cecil PIPPAS. With Yr 7 moving into the high school and our becoming a P-9 school this year our focus is to embed Junior Secondary. We will also continue tasters for the Yr 6s as a transition into Junior Secondary. I will expand on GRG in more depth in a later Yes Message, but the guarantee is that every child will reach the Nation Minimum Standard (NMS) in NAPLAN or that we will have a plan in place for future success.
What can you do to help at home? Once again become familiar with Every Student Succeeding (or State Schooling) and the various areas it encompasses; look at the department’s website and download the various fact sheets; be informed.