Date: 16th April, 2013 Mrs. Sadia Wajid Principal Al Ameen Private School Dubai 530 students on roll Not for profit British Curriculum, IGCSE Rated ‘Good’ by the DSIB in 2011 and 2012 inspections Education – a three sided equation التربية والتعليم Key Elements of Improvement at Al Ameen Students positive attitude, high standards of behaviour and motivation to learn Right skills and attitude to drive improvement Belief in ourselves Commitment of our Team towards each student DSIB Recommendations DSIB Inspections Framework SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN خطة تحسين المدرسة المشاركة Engage التقييم التحقيق Evaluate Investigate التخطيط Plan التواصل Communic ate FIRST STEP AND THE JOURNEY BEGINS ……… Circle of TRUST School support to a teacher – SLT and peer Bond with student Bond between management and teacher Bond within teachers - Theodore Roosevelt Bringing about change Individual Reading Program (IRP) Aim: To make sure all students read at a consistent level 90 80 70 60 at 50 above 40 below 30 20 10 0 KS 1 1 2KS 2 KS 3 3 Oxford Reading Treetop (ORT) series Reluctant Readers Texts Maintaining reading logs HOW ? Reading activities/worksheets Collaborating with subject teachers and parents Interviews (Year 7-9) Oxford Readers Treetops ( ORT ) series Teaching Reading and Writing Links ( TRAWL ) readingeggs.com kizphonics.com RESOURCES Reluctant readers texts Curriculum Remodel the curriculum from a ‘one size fits all’ to ‘meet the needs of every individual’ More IGCSE options Focus on crosscurricular linked activities Smooth internal transition Online tracking sheets Enriching & Enhancing Curriculum Varied extracurricular activities Differentiation Collaboration with schools around the world (elearning) Increase in library and teaching resources Integrating technology into the curriculum Monitoring and Identifying Students’ Specific Strengths and Weaknesses Suffolk Reading Test (introduced in 2009-2010) Progress in Math (introduced in 2009-2010) Checkpoints for Year 9 (introduced in 2009-2010) Interactive Computerized Assessing System (InCAS – introduced in 2011-2012) Middle Years Information System (MidYIS – introduced in 2011-2012) Establishing and Monitoring Good Teaching Practices … a teacher’s perspective Teaching Practices AIM: to constantly strive towards being better and to move towards outstanding. Establishing good teaching practices Continuous Professional Development Induction (Immersion Days) Enhancing Teacher Performance Detailed curriculum planning Mentoring/Peer teaching Sharing good practices Enhancing teacher performance Induction ( Immersion Day ) Continuous Professional Development Enhancing teacher performance Detailed Curriculum Planning Mentoring / Peer teaching Sharing good practices Analysing assessment data Transition Student Target Setting and Diagnostic marking Incorporating technology into teaching Improving student performance Transition Analysing Assessment Data Improving student performance Target Setting and Diagnostic marking Incorporating technology into teaching Monitoring Good Teaching Practices Lesson plan scrutiny Lesson observations – formal and informal Performance Management Self evaluation and Peer evaluation Appraisals (positive feedback) Enhance – Striving towards excellence VAK Survey New Lesson Plan format Introduction of iPads Literacy Week Math Week LEARNING + = SUCCESS Science Week Enrichment Activities YEC / GYLC Dedication and Guidance of teachers. Desired Results. One’s effort and hard work.