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Strategic Renewal Framework 2017-2020

Goal 1

St Ignatius School will implement policies, practices and programs to nurture and promote the Religious Life of the School which explicitly articulate the nature and purpose of Catholic Schooling and the Mercy and Jesuit Charisms.  

The school community will further develop its shared understanding and practical response to Catholic Social Teaching. 

Strengthen capacity to lead, engage and teach with a re:contextualist Catholic world-view within each school and office community. 

 2017 Strategies: 

·         To continue the formation of our leadership and staff teams in our mission – staff retreat at Seven Hills (South Australia)

·         To continue the Examen model of J-Time

·         To ensure that our Catholic identity and faith life is visible to all stakeholders e.g The power of the cross, community prayer book and other sacred spaces.

·         To ensure the church is accessible whenever possible for all stakeholders

·         To make available visible resources which support faith development

·         To continue the many practices of our Mercy and Ignatian charisms.

·         As a result of Validation our attention is to identify clear focus areas and deep learnings within the achievement standards resulting in tightly focused blocks of teaching and learning. This will result in strong alignment between achievement standards, learning intentions and success criteria in planning. 

Goal 2

St Ignatius School will offer quality teaching and learning that draws on pedagogical practice that is data informed and evidence based, and aligned with the Australian Curriculum and BCE Learning Framework.  

The contemporary learning environment will be responsive to the changing structures of schooling and diverse populations, and have well developed capabilities to utilise information, communication and learning technologies.

SMART GOAL:

By the end of 2017 there is a consistent use of the effective and expected practices in reading so that 90% of students P-2 achieve the PM Benchmarks and 90% of students 3-6 achieve the writing analysis target of 20-24

2017 Strategies: 

To continue with our wellbeing programs; You Can Do It, Stepping Stones and Ant Patrol which contribute to developing respectful relationships.

To continue staff professional development to build further capacity in the knowledge and skills to teach reading and writing

To continue to develop robust processes in collaborative inquiry and moderation, utilising data walls, review and response, and walks and talks to inform future teaching and learning and to ensure student progress and examining student work, are used regularly to improve teaching practice and student outcomes.

To continue to create learning environments that are moving beyond traditional classrooms which promote increase of student outcomes.

Goal 3 

St Ignatius School will continue the good professional practice of consultation and collaboration with parents, Parish and wider community to ensure a safe, healthy and productive school environment.  The St Ignatius strategic master plan will continue to ensure quality stewardship, professional learning needs of staff, fair and equitable support of the financial needs of families, teaching and school operations, sustainable environmental practices and contemporary learning approaches. 

2017 Strategies:  

To build sustainable and effective processes, in developing staff capability.

To ensure stewardship of resources which are transparent, accountable and compliant.

To promote a growth mindset within the school community and culture.

To promote leadership that promotes a love of learning amongst all stakeholders.

To develop structures and processes which support intentional collaborative work.

To maintain effective communication channels which continue to be a priority to ensure equity, ease of accessible to achieve the desired outcome of clear and concise communication to all stakeholders.

To support continuous improvement and growth at individual, team and organizational levels through performance and development processes.

To continue to support staff with their Ismart goals.

To improve the health and safety environment and to promote a consistent approach to the continuous improvement of health and safety culture

To optimise digital pedagogy in support of teaching, learning, collaboration and decision making.

To strengthen processes and systems which support evidence-based decision making, accountability and governance to achieve our priorities.

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