The team at Seaford Park Primary School work in Professional Learning Communities to refine the Victorian Curriculum into our whole-school Learning, Assessment and Reporting Framework. This framework sets out the skills that the children at each level are taught to ensure a spiral approach, with each student learning at their individual point of need. At our weekly meetings, we further consult with the most current and robust research available to develop learning continua based on our specific focus area. In 2023, our teaching and learning focus is on Number and Algebra in Mathematics and on Writing in English.
We follow a Response to Intervention Model, collecting data on each student's point of need, and planning our lessons accordingly. We consider the developmental and academic level of the student to ensure that the teaching is appropriately pitched. We differentiate our lessons in a number of ways, including the regrouping of students for different lessons, subject areas and skills to target our teaching.
Every day includes two whole-school timetabled sessions aimed at building specific foundational skills in English and Mathematics. Our English Enhancement runs from 9 until 9:20am and Maths Enhancements is straight after recess (11:20 - 11:40am). At these times, we avoid organising any other activities for the students or the staff to maximise engagement. Every teacher and integration aide, including the principal, assistant principal, intervention teacher and specialist teachers) are scheduled to work with specific students, or groups of students. The focus of the work is discussed and planned for during our whole-staff meetings on Tuesday afternoons.
We are currently updating our subject specific pages so please check back for more information on our approaches.