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Mid-Term Update January 2014. The commitment to raise attainment and pupils’ life chances, to provide our pupils with an exciting, fun and challenging.

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1 Mid-Term Update January 2014

2 The commitment to raise attainment and pupils’ life chances, to provide our pupils with an exciting, fun and challenging school curriculum that develops them to their full potential.

3 We will not give up on our pupils - unconditional positive regard We believe that every pupil belongs to our school – belonging We believe that intelligence is not fixed - learning We see our school is part of the community - outward facing We need to help our pupils overcome adversity – resilience We have a shared obligation to make a difference - service We can't do it by ourselves - partnerships We accept change and challenge ourselves to keep improving - innovate

4  School Improvement Plan  Community/Charity events  Other activities

5  Raise attainment and achievement in numeracy & mathematics over the next 3 years reflected in improved PIPS scores and pupil feedback  Ensure consistency and continuity in teaching and learning and develop our tracking of pupils’ progress  Provide pupils with 2 hours of quality PE each week  Continue to engage everyone in an ethos of respect within our school community, using UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting School’ – achieve Level 1 award

6  Raise attainment and achievement in numeracy & mathematics over the next 3 years reflected in improved PIPS scores and pupil feedback  Long-term project – no instant results but TWC has begun the improvement  Pupils very engaged with maths and numeracy  Numeracy Academy – teacher involvement  4 teachers involved in research project looking at how to support pupils with problem solving  1 teacher looking at how we can develop pupils ability in ‘applying their knowledge in meaningful context’  More P7 pupils involved in University Maths Challenge  Initial feedback from parents at maths event positive

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12  Ensure consistency and continuity in teaching and learning and develop our tracking of pupils’ progress  Education Scotland ‘moderation project’  Observation of maths and PE teaching in all classes  Use of data to track pupils progress – reading, spelling, maths check-ups and teacher activities  Input for all staff on staged assessment process  Early intervention activities to support those at risk of missing out – reading, handwriting, motor group, speech&language, phonics, fine motor skills, rhyme group in nursery, social skills  Challenge groups in reading and maths  Very positive results in spelling and reading for 5 months  PIPS testing in P7, P5,P3 and P1 begun  Pupils awareness of ‘next steps’ and ‘how to get better’ is improved. E.g. PE ipad

13 Provide pupils with 2 hours of quality PE each week  All classes observed  3 x PE training activities planned for teachers  PE policy and programme will be created by staff in April to ensure consistency  Creating ‘Outside PE lessons in a Box’  Education Scotland funding for project using ipads to produce improvements in performance and to develop pupils skills in PE

14 Continue to engage everyone in an ethos of respect within our school community, using UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting School’ – achieve Level 1 award Playground, dining room and whole school charters and every class produced their own charter at the start of term in August. RRS steering group have produced a ‘calendar of rights’ Submitted our Recognition of Achievement – first step to assessment for level 1. Assemblies to explain rights and how they apply to them as pupils Class activities with teachers linked to Fairtrade, P4 linking RRS to project on India, P5 linking RRS to enterprise project, P7 linking RRS to Scotttish Parliament, P2 Wateraid UNICEF – Day for Change - Friday 16 th May 2014

15 Development of Dunbar Primary School as a ‘Rights Respecting School’ where pupils understand the UNICEF convention of the Rights of the Child and this becomes central to the ethos of our school. Developing school charters – playground, dining room and whole school Assemblies to explain rights and how they apply to them as pupils Class activities with teachers linked to Fairtrade too. Homework activities for pupils and parents to work on together – Easter UNICEF – Day for Change - Friday 3 rd February 2012

16 Most pupils behave well in this schoolNov 2011Nov 2013 Strongly agree % 26.09% Agree 72.32% 67.00% Disagree13.39% 7.8% I enjoy being at this school Nov 2011Nov 2013 Strongly agree 50.89% 66.96% Agree 41.07% 27.83% Disagree 2.68% 2.61%

17  MASSIVE £5790 for Lepra!  Children in Need  Blythswood Christmas Boxes  Winners – Scary Scarecrow – voted by EL residents  Grandparents Day  P5a provided the winning name for the new gritter  Christmas Musical Concert  Success at indoor athletics and rugby  Carol Singing at hospital and care homes  Purple Pinkie Day  Bee Happy  Sports Relief

18  Winners of ‘Parents as Partners in Learning at Scottish Education Awards  Gaining Green Flag  DRT – praised in community learning inspection by HMIe and featured as an outstanding case study in Scottish Book Trust website  TWC – featured in TESS and presented to national conference Children in Scotland  Winners of Big Pedal – Large Primary School  Successful funding bids to Education Scotland for PE assessment project, moderation project and ‘Hen House’  Finalists in ‘Nativity of the Year’ – P5 Scots Nativity

19  Collaborative learning project – Mrs Hughes, Miss Veitch, Mrs Melvin, Ms Edwards - maths  PE Champions – Miss Robertson, Mr Duguid, Mrs Bennett  1 st Steps to leadership – Mrs R Murray, Mrs King, Mrs McPheat, Mrs N Murray  Next Steps to Leadership – Miss Eunson and Miss Eeles  JRSO – Miss Herkes  OTWL – Lorna/Jaclyn, Aline, Chrissie &Diane, Jenna, Laura, Gemma  Rights respecting School – Miss Ainslie, Ms Lewis, Mrs Whitehead, Miss Veitch  Numeracy Academy – Mrs Bennett  Pupil Council – Mrs Clark and Mr MacKenzie  NQT Supporters – Miss Cooke, Mrs McPharlane  Parent Council Teacher Reps – Mrs Brennan, Miss Eeles, Mrs king  ECO - Ms Edwards, Mrs Clark  Together We Count - SMT  Numeracy Assessments – Miss Denholm, Mrs Gray  Charity Coordinator – Mrs Gray  Moderation reps – Mrs Wilson, Miss Alison, Miss Herkes, Miss Robertson

20  PE iPad project  Moderation of reading project  Chicken run!  Murals  Maths event for P1 –P3 parents  World of Work – P7  Pre-nursery event – First Steps to Success Trim Trails – John Muir Campus

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