Work to update and complete the CSPS Whole School Curriculum and Assessment Plan (WSCAP) occurs each year, developing the use of Year Level Plans to build integrated units across the school linking English, Mathematics and Australian Curriculum content in Science, History, Geography, Health and Physical Education across a two yearly cycle (Years A and B).
Personalised Learning Plans (PLP’s) are put in place for all students, with explicit personal targets that are developed with students and families, including regular opportunities to reflect on progress and reset targets across the year.
All teaching staff participate in a number of cross- school moderation opportunities of both writing and reading judgements as well as building a complete resource of recommended texts to support the delivery of English units of work from T-6.
Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) for Mathematics and Reading are implemented across the school from T-6 with these results available to students, teachers and parents. These are also included in PLP’s.
Two members of staff participate in NAPLAN marking panel training each year and complete a role as assessors for student writing in Darwin, working with others at CSPS following this to deepen and improve our use of Success Criteria.
CSPS maintains Specialist Teaching Teams to deliver units linking Australian Curriculum Science, Maths and English, with Health and Physical Education and The Arts also included in subject specialism within this team.
CSPS implements a whole-school approach to ‘Assessment of Student Competencies’ for the analysis of data in Early Years for trends, and in identifying ‘at risk’ students; with particular links to a Regional Data Literacy Coach to achieve this.
Personalised Learning Plans (PLP’s) are put in place for all students to include explicit targets for Numeracy established from our baseline data.
Envision Maths materials were introduced and embedded across the school to support teacher delivery of Mental/Oral starters, Sharing Learning Intentions, Teaching concepts linked to the Achievement Standard across Years T-6, differentiated learning opportunities and reflection on achievement of the stated Learning Intention.
Visible Learning and Personalised Learning@CSPS
All members of the CSPS team have participated in ‘Visible Learning’ with leaders and experts from the Cognition Education Team. This work has been further reinforced by a ‘Statement of Intent’ which is used in planning within teams across years the school. Key elements of a personalised learning approach were established in Years 3 – 6 including: Communication Board, Class Meetings, Clinics, Educational Research Projects (ERPs) and Expos.
A Visible Learning Team is established across the school with Impact Coaches identified to support work undertaken in line with this program, participating in ongoing and high quality professional development with the Visible Learning team during the year. GradeXpert which is a data management system is implemented across CSPS locating and utilising student growth data for use in PLP conversations, Student Conferences and Assessment/Reporting requirements.
A Playbased Learning@CSPS model is utilised in learning environments across all P-2 classes to cover all elements and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.
Preschool and Quality Improvement Planning
The Quality Improvement Planning process is in place for the CSPS Preschool.
All teachers within our Preschool have undertaken an Early Childhood diploma with Charles Darwin University.