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1 Capacity Building Roddensvale School A Case Study

2 Mission Statement Our purpose is to provide the most appropriate education for our pupils within a safe environment, which promotes respect for self and others and acknowledges the value of each individual Our purpose is to provide the most appropriate education for our pupils within a safe environment, which promotes respect for self and others and acknowledges the value of each individual within the school community and beyond. within the school community and beyond.

3 Aims To provide pupils with a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning environment in which confidence, motivation and success are cultivated. To provide pupils with a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning environment in which confidence, motivation and success are cultivated. To develop through the Northern Ireland Curriculum and alternative teaching strategies a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. To develop through the Northern Ireland Curriculum and alternative teaching strategies a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. To encourage involvement of and provide support for parents. To encourage involvement of and provide support for parents. To collaborate with other professionals involved with the pupils in order to meet their needs. To collaborate with other professionals involved with the pupils in order to meet their needs.

4 Aims To equip pupils with life and social skills, to promote independence within school and the community. To equip pupils with life and social skills, to promote independence within school and the community. To continually embrace professional development and apply these opportunities to extend the educational experience of pupils. To continually embrace professional development and apply these opportunities to extend the educational experience of pupils. To make learning an enjoyable process for pupils and staff. To make learning an enjoyable process for pupils and staff.

5 Background Information Roddensvale School Population Roddensvale School Population Management Structure Management Structure Professional Development For SMT Including Principal Professional Development For SMT Including Principal Capacity Building For Governors Capacity Building For Governors Development Of School Community As A Resource Development Of School Community As A Resource Capacity Building for Staff Capacity Building for Staff

6 Professional Development PEP3 - Middletown PEP3 - Middletown Medical Training Medical Training Child Protection Child Protection CCEA – Progress Files, Leading Learning Conference, Assessment For Learning CCEA – Progress Files, Leading Learning Conference, Assessment For Learning PECS and TEACCH (including PAPA run courses) PECS and TEACCH (including PAPA run courses) Makaton Makaton C2K SEN support writing with symbols C2K SEN support writing with symbols ICON to I Can communication is visual for individuals with autism PAPA ICON to I Can communication is visual for individuals with autism PAPA

7 Professional Development Whole school training during exceptional closure day and evening for parents i.e. Richard Hirstwood Whole school training during exceptional closure day and evening for parents i.e. Richard Hirstwood T Tap T Tap Thinking skills and personal capabilities training at local and regional level Thinking skills and personal capabilities training at local and regional level Various multi-sensory courses Various multi-sensory courses Education for Employability Education for Employability Sex and puberty course for SLD. Sex and puberty course for SLD. Intensive Interaction Intensive Interaction Primary Movement Primary Movement Play Based Learning Play Based Learning

8 Professional Development ASD Curriculum ASD Curriculum C2K SEN Support creating resources for numeracy C2K SEN Support creating resources for numeracy Camera Mouse Camera Mouse Video Conferencing Video Conferencing Helping Hands (Womans Aid) Helping Hands (Womans Aid) Movement Opportunities Via Education (additional funding from extended schools) Movement Opportunities Via Education (additional funding from extended schools) Induction/ EPD/ Teacher Tutor Induction/ EPD/ Teacher Tutor PRSD PRSD Independent Travel Independent Travel

9 Professional Development Jolly Phonics Jolly Phonics Whole Staff Menu Day 2010 Whole Staff Menu Day 2010 Cycling Proficiency Cycling Proficiency Playboard Training For Classroom Assistants Playboard Training For Classroom Assistants Purposeful Play In Special Schools Purposeful Play In Special Schools Very Special Maths (Concept Training) Very Special Maths (Concept Training) PE – INSET/Revised Policy PE – INSET/Revised Policy

10 Enabling Menu Day – organized for NEELB Feb 09 Menu Day – organized for NEELB Feb 09 Key stage 3/ key stage 4 SLD reading scheme CCEA Key stage 3/ key stage 4 SLD reading scheme CCEA Internal school reading scheme (teacher out of class 1 day per week) Internal school reading scheme (teacher out of class 1 day per week) Associate teacher on partnership management board. Revised curriculum implementation panel for SLD. Assessment Q levels + Quest Training Associate teacher on partnership management board. Revised curriculum implementation panel for SLD. Assessment Q levels + Quest Training Links with Stranmillis (3rd year music students) Links with Stranmillis (3rd year music students)

11 Enabling ABA In-service training at menu days and for the Area Learning Community ABA In-service training at menu days and for the Area Learning Community Educational Visit - South Carolina (group of 29 including 12 from the Roddensvale Choir) Educational Visit - South Carolina (group of 29 including 12 from the Roddensvale Choir) Multimedia Training Multimedia Training Team Teach/ Advanced Team Teach Tutor Team Teach/ Advanced Team Teach Tutor Early Intervention Project/Nursery Provision Early Intervention Project/Nursery Provision PDI – Personal Development Towards Independence PDI – Personal Development Towards Independence

12 Parental Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know My child is happy at school. 82%18%0%0%0% Staff and pupils have good relationships. 82%18%0%0%0% I am confident my child would receive support if he/she was upset at school 85%15%0%0%0% The school is good at teaching my child to manage his/her personal life, health and well being. 53%26%0%0%21%

13 Parental Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know The arrangements for my son/daughter to settle in when he/she started school were good. 82%18%0%0%0% The school makes the interior attractive and welcoming. 85%15%0%0%0% My child is encouraged to be involved in exercise. 76%21%0%0%3% The school is doing enough to prevent disruptive behaviour. 59%29%0%0%12%

14 Parental Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know Children behave well. 65%32%0%0%3% Good work and achievements are praised. 76%21%0%0%3% The school has high expectations of my child. 56%29%0%0%15%

15 Parental Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know Teaching is good. 71%21%0%0%8% I am confident my child eats well at lunchtime. 68%18%0%0%14% SENIOR PUPILS - My child is being adequately prepared for life after school. 69%31%0%0%0% I am satisfied with the progress my child is making. 71%26%0%0%3%

16 Parental Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know My child enjoys P.E. in school. 68%23%3%0%6% The school is welcoming to parents/carers. 79%21%0%0%0% The school keeps my informed about my childs progress. 79%21%0%0%0% The school keeps me well informed about what is happening in the school. 76%24%0%0%0%

17 Parental Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know I feel comfortable about approaching the school with questions or a problem or complaint. 82%15%0%0%3% The school asks for parents/carer views on issues. 62%32%0%0%6% The school takes account of parents concerns or suggestions. 68%29%0%0%3% The school has a good reputation in the community. 85%15%0%0%0%

18 Parental Survey Therapist and Other Professionals Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know Therapists and teaching staff work collaboratively to meet the needs of my child. 76%15%0%0%9% The Challenging Behaviour Team have supported the work of the school and have assisted in meeting my childs needs. 38%18%0%3%41% The Parents and Friends Association provides a wide and appropriate range of activities/events throughout the year. 56%32%0%0%12%

19 Staff Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know There is satisfactory monitoring, evaluation and development of teaching and learning 9%79%3%0%9% The school identifies appropriate priorities and targets, takes any necessary action and reviews progress on them 9%70%12%0%9% The school has an explicit Mission Statement, aims and values, including a commitment to good relationships between staff/pupils/parents 21%73%0%3%3%

20 Staff Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know Pupils work and achievements are celebrated 36%43%21%0%0% The system of PRSD is firmly embedded in the culture of the school and helps to identify areas for continuing professional development 3%61%12%0%24% Learning resources, including the school buildings and grounds, are adequate for the curriculum and pupils 27%64%3%6%0%

21 Staff Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know The school encourages positive behaviour 33%58%6%3%0% There is equal opportunity for staff development and training opportunities 9%58%18%15%0% Communication within the school is good 0%34%42%24%0%

22 Staff Survey Strongly Agree AgreeDisagree Strongly Disagree N/A Dont Know I am aware of the procedures to deal with Child Protection 48%52%0%0%0% The school has a good public image 49%45%6%0%0% I am happy working in Roddensvale 27%58%9%6%0%

23 Community Capacity Building Area Learning Community Inset Day Area Learning Community Inset Day Establishment Of SENCO Sub Group Establishment Of SENCO Sub Group Coordinated by Roddensvale Coordinated by Roddensvale Future Capacity Building For Primary Schools Future Capacity Building For Primary Schools

24 Barriers To Building Capacity Lack Of Strategic Planning Lack Of Strategic Planning Time/Money/Resources Time/Money/Resources Too Many Initiatives Too Many Initiatives Administration/Surveys etc Administration/Surveys etc Stress/Pressure/Deadlines Stress/Pressure/Deadlines Legal Cases Legal Cases Job Evaluation/Appointments etc Job Evaluation/Appointments etc

25 Positive Influences For Effective Capacity Building Informed SDP Drawing From Surveys And Self Evaluation Informed SDP Drawing From Surveys And Self Evaluation Inclusive Policies And Decision Making Inclusive Policies And Decision Making Staff Expertise Staff Expertise Good Staff Working Relationships Good Staff Working Relationships Professional Development Opportunities (PQH) Professional Development Opportunities (PQH) Positive Mission Statement And Aims Positive Mission Statement And Aims

26 Building Capacity Attending RELEVANT Courses Attending RELEVANT Courses Network With Like Minded Colleagues Network With Like Minded Colleagues Encourage Autonomy Encourage Autonomy Develop Good Leaders Develop Good Leaders Delegate! Delegate! Buns on Friday!! Buns on Friday!! Get A Life Outside School!!!! Get A Life Outside School!!!!


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