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Improvement plan for 2019 to 2021 - Click to upload school logo - steps 1 to 3
Improvement plan for
2020 - Edwardstown Primary
2019 to 2021

School name

2020 - Edwardstown Primary                                 Click to upload school logo
Vision statement
Edwardstown Primary School provides quality teaching
and learning programs within a safe and supportive
environment underpinned by our core values; caring and
compassion, doing your best, and respect. These skills
and understandings educate each child to be a lifelong
learner and contribute to their communities.

Developing strong and cohesive relationships and being
involved within the broader school community are central
to Edwardstown Primary School’s culture. We provide a
range of learning experiences that emphasise these
commitments and responsibilities.

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Plan summary
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 Goals                              Targets                                     Challenge of practice                    Success criteria
                                 NAPLAN HB Writing Achievement:                                                          When we review samples of
Increase LITERACY                Year 3 - 33/62students - 59% achieved          If we adopt a common                     students writing, we will see that
                                 Year 5 - 6/69 students - 21% achieved
Achievement levels, with a       Year 7 - 8/44 students - 18% achieved          approach to explicitly teaching          they can:
                                                                                                                         ~ increase writing stamina.
focus on Writing.                NAPLAN HB Writing Achievement:                 writing processes, structures &          ~ create texts for different purposes
                                 Year 3 - 55/80 students - 68.75%
                                 Year 5 - 15/67 students - 22.4%                practicing stamina in years 3 -          ~ successfully edit their own writing.
                                 Year 7 - 25/65 students - 38.46%                                                        ~ use language to create meaning
                                                                                5, then we will increase                 and interest for the audience
                                 NAPLAN HB Writing Achievement:
                                 Year 3 - 60/80 students - 75.0%                students achievement in                  ATSI students reach SEA with the
                                 Year 5 - 35/62 students - 56.45%                                                        above criteria achieved.
                                 Year 7 - 25/69 students - 36.23%               writing.
                                 NAPLAN HB Reading Achievement:                                                          When we review students spelling/ and talk to
Increase LITERACY                Year 3 - 65% - (achieved 32/49 students)       If we improve our explicit teaching of   them about their reading, they can:
                                 Yr 5 - 50% - (49% achieved = 28/57 students)                                            ~ identify the sounds and letters within each word.
Achievement levels, with a       Yr 7 - 35% - (25% achieved = 11/44 students)   synthetic phonics R-7 using              ~ demonstrate they can use the word with correct
                                                                                Independent Spelling pedagogy:-          meaning verbally or written.
focus on improving Reading       NAPLAN HB Reading Achievement:
                                                                                R-3/4 Independent Spelling & Jolly
                                                                                                                         ~attempt hard and unfamiliar words using
                                                                                                                         strategies around the sounds and letters within
                                 Year 3 - 62/82 students (74.6%)
                                 Year 5 - 44/62 students (70.9%)                                                         words.
                                 Year 7 - 40/65 students (61.5%)
                                                                                Phonics/ Grammar and 4/5-7 Words         ~ in Year 1 correctly identify the nonsense words
                                                                                                                         in the phonological screening using learnt
                                                                                their Way, we will increase upper        strategies.
                                 NAPLAN HB Reading Achievement:                                                          ATSI students reach SEA with the above criteria
                                 Year 3 - 42/65 students (64.6%)                band growth in NAPLAN - Reading.         achieved.
                                 Year 5 - 38/49 students (77.5%)
                                 Year 7 - 38/57 students (66.6%)

                                 NAPLAN HB Numeracy Achievement:                                                         When we review students work, we will
Increase NUMERACY                Yr 3 - 50% - (53% achieved = 26/49 students)   If we improve our teaching of            see that they can:
                                 Yr 5 - 35% - (28% achieved = 16/57 students)
                                                                                Mathematical Thinking, for each          ~ identify the operations within a
Achievement levels with a        Yr 7 - 35% - (33% achieved = 15/45 students)
                                                                                                                         problem.
                                                                                strand & explicit teach strategies
focus on Mathematical            NAPLAN HB Numeracy Achievement:
                                                                                5-7, evidence based pedagogical
                                                                                                                         ~ plan the steps to solve the problem.
                                                                                                                         ~ Use consistent mathematical
                                 Yr 3 - 50/ 82 students (60.9%)
Thinking and explicit teaching   Yr 5 - 25/50 students 50%)
                                 Yr 7 - 20/56 students (35%)
                                                                                approach, then we will increase the      language to explain their thinking.
                                                                                                                         ~ communicate their answer in several
in Years 5, 6 & 7.                                                              number of Years 5 - 7 students           ways (e.g. using words, diagrams and
                                 NAPLAN HB Numeracy Achievement:
                                 Yr 3 - 50/ 73 students (68.49%)
                                                                                achieving Upper Band Growth in           written algorithms).
                                                                                                                         ATSI students reach SEA with the
                                 Yr 5 - 35/49 students (71.4%)
                                 Yr 7 - 26/57 students (45.61%)
                                                                                NAPLAN - Numeracy.                       above criteria achieved.

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Improvement plan for 2020 - Edwardstown Primary
2019 to 2021

How to complete this template
• Complete every step. The Quality School Improvement Planning Handbook explains how to do this. In addition, your education director will provide support.

• Complete steps 1 to 3 during term 4 of 2018 and have it approved by the principal, governing council chairperson, and education director.

• Email this plan (steps 1 to 3) to your education director.

• Publish your school improvement plan on your school website.

• Work through step 4 (Improve Practice and Monitor Impact) regularly throughout the school year. This step does not need to be published on your website.

• Complete step 5 (Review and Evaluate) in term 4 of each year. This step does not need to be published on your website, though it should inform the
  Improvement Planning and Outcomes section of your annual report to the school community.

• Your school improvement plan will be current for 2019 to 2021 and should be updated in term 4 each year.

For further information and advice,
contact:
Shelley McInerney
Review, Improvement and Accountability
Phone: 8226 4297
Shelley.McInerney@sa.gov.au

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Step 1                                                                                                                           Analyse and prioritise

Analyse evidence of student learning and answer the question ‘What are our goals for improvement?’ Specify up to 3
goals and annual targets for student learning improvement in the table below.

The Quality School Improvement Planning Handbook explains how to do this.

  Goals                                                                Targets
  Goal 1
                                                                                  NAPLAN HB Writing Achievement:
               Increase LITERACY Achievement                           2019       Year 3 - 33/62students - 59% achieved
                                                                                  Year 5 - 6/69 students - 21% achieved
               levels, with a focus on Writing.                                   Year 7 - 8/44 students - 18% achieved

                                                                                  NAPLAN HB Writing Achievement:
                                                                       2020       Year 3 - 55/80 students - 68.75%
                                                                                  Year 5 - 15/67 students - 22.4%
                                                                                  Year 7 - 25/65 students - 38.46%

                                                                                  NAPLAN HB Writing Achievement:
                                                                       2021       Year 3 - 60/80 students - 75.0%
                                                                                  Year 5 - 35/62 students - 56.45%
                                                                                  Year 7 - 25/69 students - 36.23%

  Goal 2                                                                          NAPLAN HB Reading Achievement:
               Increase LITERACY Achievement                           2019       Year 3 - 65% - (achieved 32/49 students)
                                                                                  Yr 5 - 50% - (49% achieved = 28/57 students)
               levels, with a focus on improving                                  Yr 7 - 35% - (25% achieved = 11/44 students)
               Reading                                                            NAPLAN HB Reading Achievement:
                                                                       2020       Year 3 - 62/82 students (74.6%)
                                                                                  Year 5 - 44/62 students (70.9%)
                                                                                  Year 7 - 40/65 students (61.5%)

                                                                                  NAPLAN HB Reading Achievement:
                                                                       2021       Year 3 - 42/65 students (64.6%)
                                                                                  Year 5 - 38/49 students (77.5%)
                                                                                  Year 7 - 38/57 students (66.6%)

  Goal 3       Increase NUMERACY Achievement
                                                                                  NAPLAN HB Numeracy Achievement:
                                                                       2019       Yr 3 - 50% - (53% achieved = 26/49 students)
                                                                                  Yr 5 - 35% - (28% achieved = 16/57 students)
               levels with a focus on Mathematical                                Yr 7 - 35% - (33% achieved = 15/45 students)
               Thinking and explicit teaching in Years                            NAPLAN HB Numeracy Achievement:
               5, 6 & 7.                                               2020       Yr 3 - 50/ 82 students (60.9%)
                                                                                  Yr 5 - 25/50 students 50%)
                                                                                  Yr 7 - 20/56 students (35%)

                                                                                  NAPLAN HB Numeracy Achievement:
                                                                       2021       Yr 3 - 50/ 73 students (68.49%)
                                                                                  Yr 5 - 35/49 students (71.4%)
                                                                                  Yr 7 - 26/57 students (45.61%)

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Step 2                                                                                                            Determine challenge of practice

Consider how improvements in teaching practice will help to achieve your improvement goals and answer the
question ‘What areas of practice should we focus on improving to reach our goals?’ Specify your challenge of
practice for each goal in the table below.

The Quality School Improvement Planning Handbook explains how to do this.

                 Challenge of practice                                                                         Success criteria
  Goal 1       If we adopt a common approach to explicitly teaching writing                              When we review samples of students writing, we will see that they can:
                                                                                                         ~ increase writing stamina.
               processes, structures & practicing stamina in years 3 - 5, then we                        ~ create texts for different purposes
                                                                                                         ~ successfully edit their own writing.
               will increase students achievement in writing.                                            ~ use language to create meaning and interest for the audience
                                                                                                         ATSI students reach SEA with the above criteria achieved.

  Goal 2       If we improve our explicit teaching of synthetic phonics R-7 using                        When we review students spelling/ and talk to them about their reading, they can:
                                                                                                         ~ identify the sounds and letters within each word.
               Independent Spelling pedagogy:- R-3/4 Independent Spelling &                              ~ demonstrate they can use the word with correct meaning verbally or written.
                                                                                                         ~attempt hard and unfamiliar words using strategies around the sounds and letters within words.
               Jolly Phonics/ Grammar and 4/5-7 Words their Way, we will                                 ~ in Year 1 correctly identify the nonsense words in the phonological screening using learnt strategies.
                                                                                                         ATSI students reach SEA with the above criteria achieved.
               increase upper band growth in NAPLAN - Reading.
  Goal 3       If we improve our teaching of Mathematical Thinking, for each                             When we review students work, we will see that they can:
                                                                                                         ~ identify the operations within a problem.
               strand & explicit teach strategies 5-7, evidence based pedagogical                        ~ plan the steps to solve the problem.
                                                                                                         ~ Use consistent mathematical language to explain their thinking.
               approach, then we will increase the number of Years 5 - 7                                 ~ communicate their answer in several ways (e.g. using words, diagrams and written algorithms).
               students achieving Upper Band Growth in NAPLAN - Numeracy.                                ATSI students reach SEA with the above criteria achieved.

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Step 3                                                                                                                 Plan actions for improvement

Consider evidence of best practice to answer the question ‘What actions should we take to improve our practice and reach our goals?’ Specify your
actions for improvement, timeline, responsibility, resources and success criteria for each goal in the tables below.

The Quality School Improvement Planning Handbook explains how to do this.

                                                Increase LITERACY Achievement levels, with a focus on Writing.
  Goal 1
  Challenge of practice                         If we adopt a common approach to explicitly teaching writing processes, structures & practicing stamina
                                                in years 3 - 5, then we will increase students achievement in writing.

  Actions                                         Timeline          Roles and responsibilities                                   Resources

                                                                  Managing implementations & training - Shane Atkins           Seven Steps to Writing PD day + 3 staff accessing an extra training
 Introduce Seven Steps to Writing                Term 1                                                                        day during the year.                                  PD - $7500
 R-7.                                            2020             (AP)                                                                                                              TRT - $1560

                                                                  All Teachers (classroom and specialist) - implement          Staff Meeting time provided for PLT planning, sharing and
                                                                  into classroom practice and review practices through         discussion around Seven Steps implementation and successes.
                                                                  PLT meetings/ tracking student writing growth data.

 Implement Brightpath student                    Term 2           Year 3/4/5 Teachers using formative writing                  Brightpath writing Online tool & student feedback summary tool.

 feedback in years 3/4/5.                        2020             feedback provided on Brightpath tool to give                 2 x 1/2 day (Terms 2 & 3) Year 3/4 & 4/5 PLT release time to
                                                                  students next step writing growth and                        unpack feedback and identify next steps for students and to
                                                                                                                               provide formative writing feedback.               TRT - $3640
                                                                  improvement.

 Continue Brightpath Writing                     Term 1 & 3       Reception to Year 7 teachers collecting                      Brightpath writing assessment tool - Online
 Assessment R-7                                  2020             writing samples to be entered and scaled
                                                                  using Brightpath writing assessment tool                     Staff Meeting time provided for PLT writing
                                                                  terms 1 & 3.                                                 assessment and entry into Brightpath Online
                                                                                                                               Tool.

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Step 3 continued                                                                                                  Plan actions for improvement

 Goal 1 continued                        Increase LITERACY Achievement levels, with a focus on Writing.

 Actions                                  Timeline          Roles and responsibilities                                 Resources

Tracking students - Data & Short Term    Term 1- 4        Leadership/ staff to implement a consistent data   Release time in PLTs to track students on
Goals (Learning Sprints - 5 weeks)       2020             tracking system R-7 students in Writing/ Literacy. data wall (1/3 day per term)  TRT - $12,480
                                                          Teachers to update and move students within the
Identifying ATSI students through data                    tracking system, tracking individual and cohort
tracking and implement early                              growth.
intervention programs when required.

Explicitly teach structures and     Terms 1 - 4           Year 3/4/5 classroom teachers establish                     Seven Steps resource book
features of each genre in authentic 2020                  consistent 3-5 structures, features & writing               Seven Steps online resources
contexts and across multiple                              rubrics - explicitly teaching these in authentic            Consistent 3-5 writing rubrics
curriculum areas.                                         contexts with a focus on grammar and                        PLT meeting - discussion/ sharing time
                                                          punctuation.

Aboriginal Students Support:             2020             Individual Classroom teachers track students SSO supported writing intervention programs
Track R-7 Aboriginal students writing                     growth data and use early intervention        for ATSI students below and just above SEA.
using Brightpath, identify next steps                     programs as required for identified students.
from feedback tab and then track
students writing progress for each
genre                                                     Vicky Bashford (DP) - ATSI Co-ordinator

                                                                               Total financial resources allocated                      $25,180

                                         When we review samples of students writing, we will see that they can:
 Success criteria                        ~ increase writing stamina.
                                         ~ create texts for different purposes
                                         ~ successfully edit their own writing.
                                         ~ use language to create meaning and interest for the audience
                                         ATSI students reach SEA with the above criteria achieved.

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Step 3 continued                                                                                              Plan actions for improvement

 Goal 2                            Increase LITERACY Achievement levels, with a focus on improving Reading

 Challenge of practice             If we improve our explicit teaching of synthetic phonics R-7 using Independent Spelling pedagogy:- R-3/4
                                   Independent Spelling & Jolly Phonics/ Grammar and 4/5-7 Words their Way, we will increase upper band
                                   growth in NAPLAN - Reading.

 Actions                            Timeline       Roles and responsibilities                                           Resources

                                                                                                                      1/2 Day release for challenge of practice to support partnership initiatives.
Facilitate Challenge of Practice   Terms 1 - 4 Anne Pillman - Partnership Challenge of Practice                                                                        23 x 1/2 day TRT - $5980
R-7 as a partnership initiative.   2020                                                                               Orbis Literacy Courses                                    14 x TRT - $7280
                                                 All teachers engagement in Partnership "Challenge                    Running Record F&P Boxes                           (R-2 x 2, 3-7 x 1) $1500
                                                 of Practice" process.
                                                                                                                      Phonics Pre-Screening with Receptions + Screening Yr 2
                                                                                                                                                           Reception & Yr 2 TRT (x 6) - $3120
                                                 DfE Orbis R-3 Literacy course (Rachel & Sarah)
                                                 R-2 classroom teachers explicitly implement a synthetics phonics     PD - Independent Spelling
Consistently implement synthetic   Term1- 4      spelling program using Independent Spelling implementation
phonics spelling R-7.              2020          techniques.                                                                              12 x 1/2 day TRT - $6240
                                                 ~ Independent Spelling in Year 1/ Year 2 and continued in                                       PD @ $980 - $7840
                                                 Reception from 2019 introduction.
                                                 ~Year 1 & 2 classroom teachers + (Charlotte & Alex) participate in
                                                 Independent Spelling training following on for Rec. Teachers
                                                 completing it in 2019.

Consistently implement synthetic   Term1- 4      Year 4/5 - 7 classroom teachers explicitly      Words their Way spelling resource book & Professional
                                                                                                 Development:
phonics spelling R-7.              2020          implement a synthetics phonics spelling program                                    @ $240 p.p.     PD - $1743
                                                 using Independent Spelling implementation                                                     7 x TRT - $364
                                                 techniques.                                     Words their Way Resource Book                           $500
                                                 ~ Year 4/5-7 classroom teachers implement Words
                                                 their Way spelling program.

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Step 3 continued                                                                                                       Plan actions for improvement

 Goal 2 continued                             Increase LITERACY Achievement levels, with a focus on improving Reading

 Actions                                        Timeline          Roles and responsibilities                                     Resources

Continue Jolly Phonics/ Grammar               2020              Reception to Year 3/4 classroom teachers continue Jolly Phonics/ Grammar
implementations and explicit                                    to explicitly teach synthetic phonics using Jolly Decodeable readers R-2
teaching                                                        Phonics/ Grammar with sounds and actions.                                                          Readers - $3000
                                                                Using suitable decode-able readers where
                                                                necessary.

Tracking students - Data & Short Term Goals   Term 1 - 4        Leadership/ staff to implement a consistent data   Release time in PLTs to track students on
(Learning Sprints - 5 weeks) & PAT Spelling                     tracking system R-7 students in Writing/ Literacy. data wall (1/3 day per term)
                                              2020                                                                                                   - $12,480
Identifying ATSI students through data
                                                                Teachers to update and move students within the ($$ already calculated into Literacy - Writing)
tracking and implement early intervention                       tracking system, tracking individual and cohort
programs when required.                                         growth.

Aboriginal Students Support:-                 2020              Classroom teachers monitor and track                           SSO supported phonics intervention
Ensure all Aboriginal students reach                            Aboriginal students progress of their spelling/                programs for ATSI students below and just
the bench mark for the Phonics
screening checking, through explicitly
                                                                reading. Using early intervention programs/                    above SEA.
teaching synthetic phonics, Jolly                               strategies where needed.                                       LLI Intervention program
Phonics/ Independent Spelling.

                                                                                      Total financial resources allocated                                $40,843

                                              When we review students spelling/ and talk to them about their reading, they can:
 Success criteria                             ~ identify the sounds and letters within each word.
                                              ~ demonstrate they can use the word with correct meaning verbally or written.
                                              ~attempt hard and unfamiliar words using strategies around the sounds and letters within words.
                                              ~ in Year 1 correctly identify the nonsense words in the phonological screening using learnt strategies.
                                              ATSI students reach SEA with the above criteria achieved.

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Step 3 continued                                                                                               Plan actions for improvement

 Goal 3                              Increase NUMERACY Achievement levels with a focus on Mathematical Thinking and explicit teaching in Years 5, 6 & 7.

 Challenge of practice               If we improve our teaching of Mathematical Thinking, for each strand & explicit teach strategies 5-7,
                                     evidence based pedagogical approach, then we will increase the number of Years 5 - 7 students
                                     achieving Upper Band Growth in NAPLAN - Numeracy.

 Actions                              Timeline       Roles and responsibilities                                           Resources

                                                   Release Year Level PLTs to plan a whole year overview of their
Implement DfE "The Fundamentals Term 1,            maths program,l including pre - misconception test, authentic
                                                                                                                        Year 4/5 - 7 PLT release planning time
of Mathematical Learning" in Year 2020             problematised maths task with mathematical thinking language         (Terms 1 & 3)
                                                   embedded.
4/5 - 7 in Mathematics curriculum                                                                                                                   7 x TRT - $3640
planning.                                          Using DfE "The Fundamentals of Mathematical Learning"
                                                   https://edi.sa.edu.au/educating/stem-education/designing-stem-lear
                                                   ning/stem-learning-mathematics/what-is-mathematics-for
                                                                                                                        Guidebooks

Facilitate using Misconceptions/     Term 1,       Year 4/5 - 7 classroom teachers to use a                             Back-To-Front maths misconceptions tests
                                                                                                                        PAT-M Data
Pre-Strand Test for each strand of   2020          consistent pre-test and then conduct a post                          NAPLAN Numeracy Data
maths, to identify first teaching                  test to identify and track students growth in                        Essential Assessment
                                                                                                                        DfE Online Fundamental of Maths:
points for individual student.                     each strand.                                                         https://edi.sa.edu.au/educating/stem-education/designing-stem-
                                                                                                                        learning/stem-learning-mathematics/what-is-mathematics-for

Facilitating Year 6/7 teachers to    2020          Year 6 & 7 classroom teachers to implement                           Year 6/7 teachers "Thinking Maths Program"
participate in "Thinking Maths                     a consistent mathematics program using                                      5 days x 4 participants TRT - $10,400
Program"                                           consistent explicit identified thinking
                                                   mathematical language.

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Step 3 continued                                                                                               Plan actions for improvement

 Goal 3 continued                        Increase NUMERACY Achievement levels with a focus on Mathematical Thinking and explicit teaching in Years 5, 6 & 7.

 Actions                                  Timeline          Roles and responsibilities                                   Resources

Tracking students - Data & Short Term    Term 1 - 4       Leadership/ staff to implement a consistent data   Release time in PLTs to track students on
Goals (Learning Sprints - 5 weeks)       2020             tracking system R-7 students in Writing/ Literacy. data wall (1/3 day per term)      - $12,480
                                                          Teachers to update and move students within the ($$ already calculated into Literacy - Writing)
Identifying ATSI students through data                    tracking system, tracking individual and cohort
tracking and implement early                              growth.
intervention programs when required.

Maintain Higher Band Student         Term 1 - 4           Year 4/5 - 7 Classroom teachers - use the Year 4/5 - 7: Essential Maths Online
Achievement in NAPLAN -              2020                 formative and summative online assessment resource "Numeracy & My Numeracy"
intellectual stretch through                              for next step deep learning, for each AC                       Year subscription $1800
problematised learning opportunities                      strand as a pre and post test.
that challenge thinking.

Aboriginal Students Support:             2020             Classroom Teachers - track, monitor and                      SSO supported intervention programs for
All Aboriginal students meet SEA,                         explicit teach concepts.                                     ATSI students below benchmark/ SEA.
using PAT M and NAPLAN results as                         Vicky Bashford (DP) - ATSI Co-ordinator                      Quick Smart Maths Intervention program
data assessments, achieving this
through explicit teaching and tracking
of understanding.

                                                                               Total financial resources allocated                         $15,840

 Success criteria                        When we review students work, we will see that they can:
                                         ~ identify the operations within a problem.
                                         ~ plan the steps to solve the problem.
                                         ~ Use consistent mathematical language to explain their thinking.
                                         ~ communicate their answer in several ways (e.g. using words, diagrams and written algorithms).
                                         ATSI students reach SEA with the above criteria achieved.

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