sandspit road school

School Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Our purpose is:

To equip students to become multi literate so they can actively contribute and participate in the global community. 

We value:

Wānanga (participating with learners and community in robust dialogue for the benefit of learners’ achievement),
Whanaungatanga (respectful working relationships with learners, parents and whānau, hapu, iwi and the community)
Manaakitanga (values-integrity, trust, sincerity and respect towards all beliefs, language and culture)
Tangata whenuatanga (providing context for learning where the identity, language and culture of all learners and their whanau is
affirmed)
Ako (Taking responsibility for own learning and that of learners)

Our vision

Actively Learning
Ako Manahau

Vivid Description

The educational experiences offered will promote independent thought; enhance literacy and numeracy achievement along with the skills and
attitudes needed to become confident and competent in a global context. 

Technological expertise will be balanced by significant emphasis on values/virtues, communication and other interpersonal skills. 

High quality teachers will model lifelong learning; engage in focused
professional development and continuous improvement. 

All stakeholders will continue to look for innovative ways to challenge and promote educational excellence and to foster the talents of Sandspit Road School students. 

Sandspit Road School will be the school of choice for all involved and there will be a high willingness to be active in all areas of the school e.g. board, management, staff, PTA, sporting and cultural events. Our students will be successful in all further education and will be well placed to make the most of future opportunities.

On receipt of any request for instruction in Te Reo Maori, the Principal will take any such requests to the Board for discussion with regard to teacher availability, funding, existing school programmes and other available options in the community. Current staff skills allow inclusion of Te Reo in the classroom in support of programmes.

Compliance

Sandspit Road School is obligated and committed to:
  1. Fulfilling all of the requirements set out in the National Education Goals.
  2. Administering the school according to the National Administration Guidelines.
  3. Delivering the curriculum to all students in a balanced programme as outlined in the National Curriculum Statements.
Underpinning Assumptions
  • Students need teaching and classroom interactions that connect with their developmental needs and personal experiences.
  • All students can achieve.
  • Every student learns at a different rate.
  • Regular feedback and feed forward is critical for learning to occur.
  • Intelligence takes many different forms and all forms need to be catered for.
  • Profound learning requires self-motivation and collaborative action.
  • Information and communication technology will continue to have a significant role in how people communicate, access and manipulate information.
Multi Literate

Learning to live in the 21st Century, and actively contribute and participate in the global community requires us to develop literacy skills across many different areas and subjects such as language literacy, numerical literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, and cultural literacy. Being literate means our students need skills to be able to gather and use information from multiple sources for communicating and interacting, and understanding and making meaning of our world. 

With increased technological advancements in the way that information is communicated and shared the world appears to be becoming increasingly smaller and the need to communicate between cultures/languages is necessary for anyone.

Values

Wānanga (participating with learners and community in robust dialogue for the benefit of learners’ achievement),

Whanaungatanga (respectful working relationships with learners, parents and whānau, hapu, iwi and the community)

Manaakitanga (values-integrity, trust, sincerity and respect towards all beliefs, language and culture)

Tangata whenuatanga (providing context for learning where the identity, language and culture of all learners and their whanau is
affirmed)

Ako (Taking responsibility for own learning and that of learners)

 

Goal 1
Build excellent achievement in literacy and numeracy
Measures:

1. By the end of 2018 85% of students achieving at or beyond the appropriate curriculum level.

2. The long-term target is for 90% of students achieving at or beyond the appropriate curriculum level by 2021.

3. Number of students below the appropriate curriculum level to reduce by 20% each year.

4. Disparity between Māori students achievement and other students to reduce by 20% per year.

5. Board of Trustees receiving achievement data on at risk students with a focus on accelerated progress on a regular basis.

 

 

Stratagies:
  • Analysed assessment data used to inform policies and practice.
  • Every teacher a teacher of literacy and numeracy Culture of improvement, review and redevelop.
  • Shared examples of excellent practice from within the school, from other schools within the Waiuku Community of Learning/Kahui Ako and from support agencies.
  • Collaboration between teachers.
  • Teachers demonstrating Teaching as Inquiry to address the school goals Staff undertaking targeted Professional learning.
Measures:

1. By the end of 2018 85% of students achieving at or beyond the appropriate curriculum level.

2. The long-term target is for 90% of students achieving at or beyond the appropriate curriculum level by 2021.

3. Number of students below the appropriate curriculum level to reduce by 20% each year.

4. Disparity between Māori students achievement and other students to reduce by 20% per year.

5. Board of Trustees receiving achievement data on at risk students with a focus on accelerated progress on a regular basis.

 

 

Goal 2
Promote effective learning.
Measures:
  1. All Teachers and Learning Assistants delivering extension and support programmes designed to raise student achievement.
  2. All staff engaged in high quality professional development designed to raise student achievement.
  3. Evidence of teachers actively demonstrating the principles of Formative assessment.
  4. All teaching staff using Digital Technologies as part of their teaching/learning programme.
  5. School inquiry learning model “Vowels to Success” being used to guide inquiry learning.
Stratagies:
  • Seek examples of excellent practice within the school from other schools and from support agencies.
  • Students challenged and supported to develop the key competencies of Thinking, Using language, symbols and text, Managing Self, Relating to others, Participating and contributing.
  • All teachers using the Assessment for learning principles in all teaching.
  • Active involvement in Waiuku Community of Learning. 
  • Students at risk of not achieving at the appropriate curriculum level are identified and support in place to support them.
  • National priority students identified and support provided to ensure they are not at risk of underachievement.
  • Students/Whānau actively engaged in their own learning.
  • Students/Staff/Whānau using digital technology to collaborate and coconstruct learning.
Measures:
  1. All Teachers and Learning Assistants delivering extension and support programmes designed to raise student achievement.
  2. All staff engaged in high quality professional development designed to raise student achievement.
  3. Evidence of teachers actively demonstrating the principles of Formative assessment.
  4. All teaching staff using Digital Technologies as part of their teaching/learning programme.
  5. School inquiry learning model “Vowels to Success” being used to guide inquiry learning.
Goal 3
Positive school culture
Measures:
  1. School Values and Virtues clearly expressed in all rooms and administration areas and being used to guide decisions.
  2. All families having the opportunity to be represented at Three Way Learning Conferences
  3. All families have the opportunity to be represented at whanau meetings. 
  4. PTA supportive of the Board’s goals and targets.
  5. Values and Virtues programme part of all class timetables.
  6. All students and staff feel physically and emotionally safe.
  7. All learners attend school, enjoy school and participate and achieve.
Stratagies:
  • Lines of communication established between the class teacher and parents early each year.
  • Continue to develop virtues and values programmes that focus on respect and anti-bully programmes.
  • Provision made to meet with groups of parents to develop understanding of the curriculum.
  • Identify values in newsletters to develop a shared understanding with all stakeholders.
  • Continue to develop supportive partnerships between home and school.
  • The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand are acknowledged.
  • Foster participation in sport and displays of sportsmanship.
  • Support teachers to meet the learning needs of all students.
  • Develop school wide systems for planning, monitoring and reporting on the presence, participation, engagement and achievement for learners with special needs.
  • Have process for identifying learners with special needs
Measures:
  1. School Values and Virtues clearly expressed in all rooms and administration areas and being used to guide decisions.
  2. All families having the opportunity to be represented at Three Way Learning Conferences
  3. All families have the opportunity to be represented at whanau meetings. 
  4. PTA supportive of the Board’s goals and targets.
  5. Values and Virtues programme part of all class timetables.
  6. All students and staff feel physically and emotionally safe.
  7. All learners attend school, enjoy school and participate and achieve.
Goal 4
Physical environment conducive to promoting effective learning
Measures:
  1. All teaching spaces continuing to be developed to meet the requirements of the Ministries modern learning environment
  2. Schools learning facilities being used beyond regular tuition times.
  3. Identify all potential hazards and eliminate or reduce these.
  4. Junior and senior playgrounds maintained to a high specification and fit for purpose
Stratagies:
  • Provide facilities that encourage participation in all aspects of learning.
  • Carbon footprint reduced and ecological sustainable environment developed.
  • Bring Your Own Device in all Year 5-8 classes.
  • Digital devices available to support leaning for all ages throughout the school.
Measures:
  1. All teaching spaces continuing to be developed to meet the requirements of the Ministries modern learning environment
  2. Schools learning facilities being used beyond regular tuition times.
  3. Identify all potential hazards and eliminate or reduce these.
  4. Junior and senior playgrounds maintained to a high specification and fit for purpose
Goal 5
Lead in governance excellence
Measures:
  1. Continue to receive regular quality achievement data, with a focus on at risk students and to be supportive of plans to improve student achievement.
  2. Strategic plan reviewed and approved annually by Ministry of Education
  3. All National Administration Guidelines met.
  4. Trustees have the opportunity to attend training workshops each year
  5. Remain on the 3-5 year Education Review Office review cycle.
Stratagies:
  • Use an agenda that concentrates on Strategic Planning and student achievement data.
  • Consult on a regular basis with local Iwi and Whanau.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the different roles and responsibilities between the Board and Principal.
  • Maintain an ongoing review and continued implementation of the Governance manual.
  • Seek examples of excellent practice
  • Review and continue to implement a code of conduct for all Trustees.
  • Receive regular reporting against the National Administration Guidelines.
  • Regular review of financial position.
  • Positive promotion of the school through social media.
Measures:
  1. Continue to receive regular quality achievement data, with a focus on at risk students and to be supportive of plans to improve student achievement.
  2. Strategic plan reviewed and approved annually by Ministry of Education
  3. All National Administration Guidelines met.
  4. Trustees have the opportunity to attend training workshops each year
  5. Remain on the 3-5 year Education Review Office review cycle.