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1 Gorseinon Junior School Implementing Key Skills

2 Vision Statement In our school we value everyone and recognise and celebrate our uniqueness and diverse talents. We strive to prepare our children for life by promoting the skills they will need to become successful citizens in their communities. We nurture our children physically, mentally, socially and spiritually and encourage them to always give of their best academically in order to become life-long learners. We hope that the care and respect we have for each other will reflect in the childrens’ lives and attitudes and be evident to anyone who comes into our school.

3 Whole School Approach  Whole school approach to the development of all the key skills areas.  Without such an approach, development might well be inconsistent and partial.  A whole school approach should aim to ensure that there is a clear overview of skills development within the school and that all staff share a common understanding of what is involved.  Common expectations and a commitment from all staff to incorporate opportunities for skills development in their planning will help to provide consistency across all subjects.

4 7 KEY SKILLS  Literacy Skills  Numeracy Skills  ICT Skills  Personal & Social Skills  Creative Skills  Problem Solving Skills  Bilingualism

5 Measuring Achievement A.Working towards independence and confidence in applying skills across the curriculum. B.Shows some independence and increasing confidence in applying skills across the curriculum. Beginning to select appropriate skills for a variety of purposes. C.Shows a good understanding of appropriately selecting and appropriately applying skills in different contexts and situations. D.Frequently applies skills in different contexts and situations and understands the contribution skills can make to a particular subject and wider contexts.

6 Weekly Planning Highlights Key Skills in all learning

7 Implementation All classrooms use Interactive Key Skills Displays

8 Displays used to stimulate discussion

9 Monitoring  Key Skills Leader - Systematic monitoring and periodic evaluation.  Staff Meetings - Share good practice in teaching and learning and use expertise from within and outside the school to gain information about the repertoire of skills required  Lesson Observations - Work together to identify opportunities across the curriculum and in real contexts for pupils to develop, practise and refine skills that may originally have been taught in specific subjects

10 Future Developments  Schemes of work to be based on the 7 Key Skills.  Key Skills Scheme appearing as a web rather than the standard table document.  National Curriculum will feed into the relevant Key Skill areas and at an appropriate level for the pupil. Key Skill Subject Activity Subject Activity Subject Activity Subject Activity Subject Activity Subject Activity

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