Lakemba Public School

Our school context at October 2018

School name: Lakemba Public School

School code: 2360

Number of students: 476

Principal: Jann Price

Director Educational Leadership: John Selby

Principal Network: Beverly Hills

Our funded school initiatives

Initiative 1

RAM Equity - employment of a full-time Stage 3 teacher.

Impact and achievements

  • Reduction of class size from 30+ to 25 students.
  • Creating a positive and supportive learning environment for all students.
  • Providing the time for classroom teachers to focus more fully on the learning needs of particular students.

Initiative 2

English Language Proficiency - continued employment of a speech therapist. In 2018 this has been for 2 days (Terms 1, 2 and 3) and 3 days (Term 4) a week to work with teachers and students K-6.

Impact and achievements

  • Skilled, time and cost effective assessment of student needs across K-6.
  • Development of teacher capacity and knowledge.
  • Development of parent understanding and support for their child and the importance of speech and vocabulary development.
  • Support for student speech for at least 60 students per week. The groups are reviewed each semester so the program reaches at least 100 students per year.

Initiative 3

Socio-economic background - continued employment of an occupational therapist who works with families, teachers and students K-6 one day per week. The therapist begins the year by supporting teachers and students in Kindergarten as children begin school.

Impact and achievements

  • Development of teacher capacity and knowledge.
  • Development of parent understanding and support for their child and the importance of student gross and fine motor development.
  • Support for student speech for at least 60 students per week. The groups are reviewed each semester so the program reaches at least 100 students per year.
  • Teacher knowledge is supported and sustained as the program has been in place for 3 years.

Initiative 4

English Language Proficiency - employment of temporary staff to allow permanent staff to gather, analyse and plan using data.

Impact and achievements

  • A greater focus and acknowledgement on the importance of data and its use as the basis for decisions on class and stage programs across the school.
  • Development of a whole school literacy data wall.
  • Shared ownership of student outcomes. Deep and rich conversations across stages about assessment as a whole and the need for a whole school approach to assessment.
  • The executive team also meets during this time. Data, adjustments and plans are discussed during this time.

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