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An authentic, improving school

An authentic school has a clear moral purpose and a collective responsibility for student learning and wellbeing. Its leaders do what they say they are going to do. There is a focus on improving a few important things, starting with improving the quality, coherence and consistency of teacher practice as the key lever for improved student learning.

An improving school, with a plain-English and widely advertised improvement plan. The first work is to improve teacher and student classroom practice and build effective teams. We do this by identifying a small number of the most important things and making sure everyone knows what they are and why they are important.

  • Use of a simple model of what an effective lesson looks like and a plain English checklist of what to expect in each lesson.

  • Improving the coherence and sophistication of student writing.

  • Building numeracy and literacy confidence in the middle school.

  • Better use of data to assist teachers and Intervention Team members to give the right support to groups of students and individual students.

  • Effective age-appropriate homework, with an online numeracy and literacy focus for Year 7 and 8.

  • A Coaching for Academic Care and Wellbeing model of student care.