The whole year initiative involves:
- five-weekly data discussions and learning sprints
- the use of the literacy and numeracy progressions in our three agreed focus areas: creating texts (crafting ideas – whole school writing focus), quantifying numbers (Building Numeracy Leaders) and understanding texts – comprehension (Focus on Reading)
- the use of the Spiral of Inquiry and Learning Sprints methodology promoted the leadership of collaborative, evidence-informed inquiry in ways that keep learners’ progress at the centre. Using these methodologies allowed teacher action research to maintain a constant emphasis on what was occurring for learners from an evidence perspective.