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Core principles of our pedagogical framework 

 There are six 'core systemic principles' which inform our framework. These are:

  • Student centred planning

  • High expectations

  • Alignment of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

  • Evidence based decision making

  • Targeted and scaffolded instruction

  • Safe, supportive, connected and inclusive learning environments

Under each of these principles we have implemented whole school policies, procedures and strategies to ensure the best teaching and learning for our students.

These policies, procedures and strategies utilise research proven models such as:

  • Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (2011)
  • John Fleming’s 'Explicit Teaching Framework' (2007)
  • Marzano’s 'Challenging Goals and Effective Feedback' (2003)

The school has also developed and implemented its own:

  • Whole school standards and targets for English, Maths and Science
  • National Assessment Program–Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test preparation schedule
  • Instructional leadership framework - with explicit teaching of reading, spelling and numeracy
  • Data analysis for individualised learning
  • 'Individual Curriculum Plans' (ICP) for diagnosed and identified students