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Scoil Aodan Naofa School Improvement Plan

 

Baseline data/evidence

  •  Micra T Results in May 2013 were analysed using Aladdin schools analysis tool. The average percentile score was 52.8. Staff discussion of results followed. It was decided that pupils performed least well in the area of comprehension.
  • Drumcondra Reading Testing for 3rd class in February 2013, prior to the Peer Tutoring Programme, showed that 9 children were under the 14th percentile. Drumcondra Testing after the Peer Testing Programme showed that only 1 child was under the 14th percentile.
  • Drumcondra Reading Testing for 4th class in February 2013, prior to the Peer Tutoring Programme, showed that 5 children were under the 14th percentile. Drumcondra Testing after the Peer Tutoring Programme showed that only 2 children were under the 14th percentile. 
  • In Dumcondra Spelling Test, June 2013, results for 5th and 6th class showed an average percentile of 48.5 
  • Teacher observations and teacher designed tasks highlighted comprehension and spelling as areas for development.
  • Responses to Teacher Questionnaires highlighted the areas of spelling and the writing genres as areas for development.
  • Responses to Parent Questionnaires showed the importance of informing parents about the Jolly Phonics and the Paired Reading Programme.
  • Responses to pupil Questionnaires showed the need to increase / improve the books in the class libraries (only 41% thought that there were good books in their library).
  • In pupil questionnaires, only 47% of pupils from 2nd to 6th class enjoy reading a lot, highlighting the need to make reading more attractive / enjoyable for the children,

 

Strengths

Concerns

 

Our school has

  • A good strategy for the teaching of phonics in the junior classes i.e. The Jolly Phonics Programme.
  • A well devised and supported Paired Reading.
  • Strong links with the local library, including regular visits.
  • The teaching staff work hard and are open to new ideas (W.S.E Report May 2012)
  • The quality of provision in the Special Educational Needs setting is very good (W.S.E Report June 2012)
  • A high percentage of parental satisfaction (93%) with their child’s progress in reading (Parental Survey 2012).

 

 

 

The following areas have been identified for improvement by the teaching staff

  •     Reading Comprehension
  •  Writing competency

 

 

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