School Improvement Plan, Sept 2019 to June 2020
Persons / groups responsible
Criteria for success
Progress and adjustments
*To broaden pupils’ English vocabulary - to reduce the number of childen scoring a STen 5 or lower on the DPRT (Vocabulary) to below 45% by June 2020 (currently 50%)
*To improve children’s comhrá and understanding of Gaeilge neamhfhoirmiúil - that each child will improve from their September baseline by 10% by May
*To embed ICT activities that are supportive of language acquisition into regular practice in each room
1.Genre based approach to oral and written expression in senior half of the school
2.Free writing incorporated into English activities
3. Identification and regular use of one app/software in each room to support vocabulary and oral language development (e.g. Storybird, Wordalot, CJ Fallon etc)
5.Specific language initiatives – Integrated Play, Reader’s Theatre, Precision teaching, Power Hour etc.
1.Print rich environment - Speech bubbles with Feidhmeanna Teanga on display.
2.PE instructions to be given as Gaeilge in as far as practicable.
3.Information delivered by children through Gaeilge.
4. Teaching of rhymes/songs as Gaeilge in every classroom
5. Identification and regular use of one app/software in each room to support vocabulary and oral language development (e.g. Bua na Cainte, CJ Fallon app)
1.Compile a list of ICT activities that children actively experience on a regular basis at each class level.
2.Set assignments that require senior children to do independent research, evaluate sources, and critique different perspectives.
3.Plan and implement a whole school project relating to a particular subject area (e.g. Green Schools?)
4. Use ICT to present and publicise work on the chosen curricular area/theme within the school and wider community
*Less than 45% score a STen 5 or lower when 2nd -6th are assessed in May 2020
Baseline assessment in September of (Dul I gcion ar dhuine nó ar dhaoine eile) Feidhmeanna Teanga, each child to have improved by 10% when re-assessed in May.
*ICT section of CM filled out by all teachers
*Evidence of the whole school project on website by end of year