We continue to work in supporting the Learning of all of our students. As we adjust our lives to the current situation, we too need to look at learning through a different lens. The reflections we had parents and students complete play a vital role in ensuring the further development of the school and home relationship for each student. Teachers have then set learning goals based on these reflections, class observations and on the needs and strengths of each student. Our school goal for 2020 is to develop Assessment Capable Learners and ensure each student has at least one year’s growth. An Assessment Capable Learner is able to gauge their own learning. It means that students understand if they have met a learning goal and are able to identify the areas, they need extra help in. We know through all of the current research that it is imperative for students to know where they are going, how they are going to get there and where they need to go next.
Over the next two weeks I will be working with the teachers in collating the information provided by the students and parents, in conjunction with their own observations and the student goals, to develop an ongoing initiative to support all students in continuing on the journey to become Assessment Capable Learners. We will look at this data as grades, stages and a school and implement the strategies necessary to support all of the children.
We look forward to sharing with you over the next few weeks our findings and working in partnership to continue to support the wonderful learning taking place at MIPS.
Mrs Sharon Mizzi