Principals Meetings September 2013 Objectives Update Principals on

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Principals’ Meetings September 2013

Principals’ Meetings September 2013

Objectives Update Principals on: • Current school improvement issues • Update on CASS support

Objectives Update Principals on: • Current school improvement issues • Update on CASS support for 13/14 • Update on Finance and LMS issues • Provide an opportunity to reflect on the how the inspection process supports school improvement

Inspection Process • All inspections will now have a 2 week notice period •

Inspection Process • All inspections will now have a 2 week notice period • Only in exceptional circumstances can the date of an inspection be deferred. • New documentation re inspection process is available on ETI Website http: //www. etini. gov. uk/

Inspection Reporting School Inspections address the following areas of provision: 1. Achievements and Standards

Inspection Reporting School Inspections address the following areas of provision: 1. Achievements and Standards 2. Provision for Learning 3. Leadership and Management • The overall grading of the school is based on the assessment of these 3 areas to provide an overall grade.

School Improvement WORKSHOP – 20 MINUTES • Consider the inspection statements provided • Unpack

School Improvement WORKSHOP – 20 MINUTES • Consider the inspection statements provided • Unpack the statements and identify the key school improvement messages • Reflect on practice in your schools and consider the implications of this for you as a leader and your school

School Improvement 1. Every school a Good School: A Policy for School Improvement (ESAGS)

School Improvement 1. Every school a Good School: A Policy for School Improvement (ESAGS) • Count, Read: Succeed • ESAGS: Role of Governors 2. OFMDFM Signature Project; Literacy and Numeracy 3. Extended Schools 4. Entitlement Framework 5. AD-BF 5. CRED 6. Induction/ EPD

Role of Governors in School Improvement • Role of governors is now part of

Role of Governors in School Improvement • Role of governors is now part of the inspection process “The governors are well-informed about the school’s development plan targets and they are engaged in decisions relating to recruitment and finances within the school. They have identified aspects to review, including more formal consultation with the parents, children, staff and wider school community to establish priorities for the new school development plan. ” • Reconstitution of Governors 14/15

OFMDFM Signature Project Improving Literacy and Numeracy Project information available on www. welbni. org

OFMDFM Signature Project Improving Literacy and Numeracy Project information available on www. welbni. org

Objectives • To increase the number of pupils in primary schools, including those entitled

Objectives • To increase the number of pupils in primary schools, including those entitled to free school meals, achieving at the expected level or above at the end of key stage 2 in English, Mathematics and Irish • To increase the number of young people in post-primary schools, in particular those entitled to free school meals, achieving a grade C or above in English and Mathematics by the time they leave school • To provide, through positive action measures, employment opportunities for 266 newly/recently graduated teachers

Progress Recruitment 266 full time equivalent posts (FTE) are available (166 Post-primary and 100

Progress Recruitment 266 full time equivalent posts (FTE) are available (166 Post-primary and 100 Primary ) Backfill positions 59 FTE Post -Primary posts filled 34. 3 FTE Primary posts filled – ( Information on 9 th September) Most backfill appointments will be made by the end of Sept. Most centrally recruited posts will be made by mid October. CPD / Support Centrally recruited teachers: 5 days CPD (2 day induction in October) Seconded teachers: 1 day CPD (Nov-Feb) All recent graduate teachers whether employed by individual schools to replace seconded teachers or recruited centrally will be supported through the Beginning teacher/ EPD programme. NISPLAN Website An online website has been developed to support the development, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the project. Action Plans to be completed and submitted for approval through the website by 30 October 2013

Roles and Responsibilities Principal/ School • Use the additional teacher/s solely in support of

Roles and Responsibilities Principal/ School • Use the additional teacher/s solely in support of the objectives of the project • Determine how additional teacher/s might support high-quality teaching and learning in your school in accordance with the objectives of the scheme • Identify a project contact person within your school • Oversight of the preparation of an action plan/s for submission via the NISPLAN website • Oversight of the monitoring of performance against the action plan/s • Conduct regular and rigorous self-evaluation using performance and other data to ensure that improvement is being effected • Release centrally recruited and seconded teachers for training • Ensure the provision of a Teacher Tutor and induction support to recent graduate teachers (BT/EPD) • Submit information to WELB and DE regarding outcomes as requested • Be fully accountable for use of resources

Extended Schools Action plans need to: • Support your SDP themes • Address underachievement

Extended Schools Action plans need to: • Support your SDP themes • Address underachievement Monitoring and Evaluation processes need to: • Track progress of targeted children • Collect evidence of impact to inform development and improvement

Extended Schools • Community Education Initiative • Irish Medium Clusters • Engaging Parents Cluster

Extended Schools • Community Education Initiative • Irish Medium Clusters • Engaging Parents Cluster Funding • INSET Training

CRED • 2 Courses offered to schools same as last year-”Moving Ahead with CRED”

CRED • 2 Courses offered to schools same as last year-”Moving Ahead with CRED” and “Embedding CRED” • Regional Conferences for principals are being planned for the spring term. • CRED Enhancement Scheme is open for applications-closing date is Friday 11 th October. Details available at: http: //www. credni. org/contents/what-iscred/funding/

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Key Stage 2 % of pupils achieving the expected

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Key Stage 2 % of pupils achieving the expected level (Level 4) or above in Communication (English) (Irish – IME) to 86% by 2015 (2011 position: 78. 5% (boys), 88. 3% (girls), 89. 5% (IME) % of pupils achieving the expected level (Level 4) or above in Using Maths to 86% by 2015 (2011 position: 80% (boys), 85. 4% (girls)

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Key Stage 3 % of pupils achieving the expected

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Key Stage 3 % of pupils achieving the expected level (Level 5) or above in Communication (English) to 83% by 2015 (2011 position: 71. 2% (boys), 86. 7% (girls)) % of pupils achieving the expected level (Level 5) or above in Using Maths to 82% by 2015 (2011 position: 72. 7% (boys), 81. 1% (girls))

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Key Stage 4 % of school leavers achieving 5

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Key Stage 4 % of school leavers achieving 5 or more GCSEs at Grades A*- C (or equivalent) including GCSEs in English and Maths to 66% by 2015; (62% boys, 70+% girls) (2011 position: 55. 2% (boys), 66. 2% (girls)) % of school leavers with entitlement to free school meals achieving 5 or more GCSEs at Grades A*-C (or equivalent) including GCSEs in English and Maths to 49% by 2015 (2011 position: 34. 4%)

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Post 16 % of school leavers achieving at least

Programme for Government/ PSA Targets Post 16 % of school leavers achieving at least 2 A Levels at Grades A* - E (or an equivalent level 3 qualification) to 62% (2011 position: 56. 7%) As above but for pupils entitled to free school meals, to 38% (2011 position: 31. 6%) % of school leavers achieving 3 or more GCE A-Levels at grades A*-C (or equivalent); % of school leavers entitled to free school meals achieving 3 or more GCS A-Levels at grades A*-C (or equivalent);

Key dates: By Thursday 31 st October, 2013: All schools must submit: • 3

Key dates: By Thursday 31 st October, 2013: All schools must submit: • 3 Year School Development Plan and/or relevant action plan; • Targets for 2013/2014; • Pro-forma detailing the planned use of SDDs/Baker Days, in support of above. • OFMDFM Signature Project Action Plans

Use of SDDs/Baker Days 1. DATE Day Date Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Use of SDDs/Baker Days 1. DATE Day Date Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 SDDs Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day Date 1. FOCUS OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT The focus for each day should link to, and support, the priorities identified in the school’s development plan.

Primary Targets

Primary Targets

Post-Primary Targets

Post-Primary Targets

Grammar Targets

Grammar Targets

CASS SUPPORT 2013/ 2014

CASS SUPPORT 2013/ 2014

Supporting School Improvement • Schools with post inspection issues • Schools identified through performance

Supporting School Improvement • Schools with post inspection issues • Schools identified through performance data and/or other matters • Schools with a school development plan that does not meet the legislative requirements, promote improvement or is in its final year • Schools that have a newly appointed principal (2011/12 or 2012/13) • Amalgamated schools and new schools (2011/12 and 2012/13)

LMS • Putting Pupils First: Reforming CFF. – Increase in AWPU Funding; – Removal

LMS • Putting Pupils First: Reforming CFF. – Increase in AWPU Funding; – Removal of Premises and Sports Factors; – Increase in TSN Funding • Indicative Budgets. • Common Funding Scheme Review. – On-Line responses back by 18 October 2013 – Three versions: main, children’s and young peoples • Developing Social Change.

Plenary and Evaluation

Plenary and Evaluation