Bankstown West Public School (BWPS) have extended this initiative in 2021, to focus on embedding consistency in teaching, primarily through the consistent use of frameworks for programming across K to year 6, supporting explicit teaching and utilisation of student data. The Check-in assessments have now been included in the school’s data drive and the use of Essential Assessments has been employed as a bank of tools to triangulate data to analyse reading comprehension.

BWPS has planned to resource an above entitlement 1.0 FTE Deputy principal/Instructional leader position, who will use the Spirals of Inquiry approach to work collaboratively with teachers in stage or grade teams to improve explicit teaching in Phonemic Awareness. The school is also working to develop and refine processes that support the effective identification, instruction and equitable allocation of support for students requiring tier 2 and tier 3 (remedial and extension) support in reading and numeracy K to year 6.

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