School Plan

Methods (Key Actions)

  1. Literacy and Numeracy
  2. CPD / Training / membership to subject associations
  3. IT Support
  4. Targets / Tracking / Mentoring
  5. Increased collaboration / sharing resources / planning / knowledge
  6. Develop staff wellbeing / support structure
  7. Raise College / Career awareness
  8. Planning Senior Cycle

Obstacles

1 Literacy and Numeracy

  • Appointment of Co-ordinator / Team
  • Time allocation - When to meet
  • Set a l+n calendar
  • Set targets based on evidence
  • Student ability
  • Staff implementation / Integration
  • Implementing ongoing tracking
  • Cost of various resources

2 CPD / Training / membership to subject associations

  • Cover
  • Costs
  • Time
  • Tailoring CPD to school needs
  • Availability
  • Subject departments underpopulated
  • Initiative overload / Staff buy in
  • Subject association costs
  • Teacher organisation

3 IT Support

  • Securing training / CPD
  • Chargers
  • Students not having devices
  • Lack of procedures

4 Targets / Tracking / Mentoring

  • No tracking structure
  • Organisation of mentors
  • Consistent approach to target setting and checking

5 / 6 Collaboration and Wellbeing

  • Lack of digital skills / confidence
  • Feeling of being overburdened
  • Fear of failing
  • Wellbeing becoming a box-ticking exercise

7 Raising College Awareness

  • Family education / background
  • Vetting / Insurance
  • Curricular links to subjects
  • Pathway obstacles – no LCA
  • Access – socioeconomic, disability, expectations

8 Planning Senior Cycle

  • Student transition out of TY
  • Specialisms – subjects/staff
  • Built environment
  • Timetable
  • Student numbers
  • LCA/LCVP
  • Resources

Measures

1 Literacy and Numeracy

  • Competency tests
  • Google forums
  • Spelling Bee
  • Shared Reading
  • Reading age start to end
  • Attendance book for clubs
  • TY ownership
  • Comparison of skills
  • Improved grammar, punctuation

2 CPD / Training / membership to subject associations

  • Record of CPD in each dept. plan and office
  • Individual meetings start and end
  • Feedback
  • Collaboration with other schools (ET, others?)
  • Individual V2MOM

3 IT Support

  • Training organised
  • OneNote Avengers / DigiNinjas
  • Charging Docks
  • Spare Devices
  • Increased sharing of resources
  • More cross-curricular planning
  • FAQ section for students

4 Targets / Tracking / Mentoring

  • Study Weeks – every student in every lesson
  • Targets set
  • Mentoring programme
  • Staff support groups meeting up regularly
  • Consistent approach to discipline with measures in place

5 / 6 Collaboration and Wellbeing

  • Timetabled CPD
  • Linking teachers with each other
  • Schedule of Wellbeing events
  • Feedback / surveys on Wellbeing events
  • Noticeboard

7 Raising College Awareness

  • Getting students into work experience
  • Schools of Distinction
  • Information provided on pathways
  • Access officers visits
  • College Awareness Week

8 Planning Senior Cycle

  • Teaching of Curricular content
  • Staff recruitment
  • New School building
  • Looking at other ET school timetables
  • Attracting healthy student numbers
  • Visiting schools with LCA

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