Stage 1 - analyse Scout

Firstly, open SPaRO and choose the self-assessment section to view the situational analysis headings and fields.

Secondly, open Scout at the School dashboard to view the 5 focus areas for your review and analysis.

Note: there is no set length for a situational analysis, as it is a school-based decision and should include as much information as needed to inform future strategic directions.


Focus area and analysis - Enrolment

  • Current enrolment is 786. There is no significant change in student enrolment numbers from previous years.
  • Current FOEI is 42. There has been no change to FOEI from last year.
  • There are 10 EAL/D students.

Focus area and analysis - Student performance

Reading

In 2019 60% of students achieved Top 2 Bands (or equivalent) in NAPLAN. This extends the upward trend in 2017 and 2018 results and is 2% above our target baseline (58%). To achieve the 2022 school target of 64% of students in the Top 2 Bands (or equivalent) we need an uplift of 4% from our 2019 results.

In 2019 50% of students achieved expected growth in NAPLAN reading. This is below the 2019 state average (58%) and 2019 SSSG average (62%). It is 15% below our target baseline (64). The 2019 result is a 21% decrease from the 2018 result of 71%. The 2022 target of 68% of students achieving Expected Growth has not been locked in but we need an uplift of 18% from the 2019 results to achieve the forecast lower bound (68%) of the target range.

The gap analysis indicates the need to focus on: effectively using a range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts, and integrating a range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies.

Numeracy

In 2019, 42% of students achieved Top 2 Bands (or equivalent) in NAPLAN. This continues a downward trend extending from 2017 (54%) and below SSSG (49%) but is above state average (34%). It is 8% below our target baseline (50%). To achieve the 2022 school target of 55% students in the Top 2 Bands we need a 13% uplift from 2019 results.

In 2019 37% of students achieved expected growth in NAPLAN Numeracy. This continues a downward trend extending from 2017 (74%) and is below state average (53%) and SSSG (58%) and is 34% below our target baseline (71%). The 2022 school target of 73%% of students achieving expected growth has not been locked in but we need an uplift of 36% from the 2019 results to achieve the forecast lower bound (73%) of the target range.

The gap analysis indicates the need to focus on: ordering, reading and representing integers of any size, describing properties of whole numbers, selecting and applying appropriate strategies for addition and subtraction, and measuring, recording, comparing and estimating volumes and capacities using litres, millilitres and cubic centimetres.

Focus area and analysis - Wellbeing

Overall attendance rate has fluctuated between 93.7% and 94.7% over the last five years.

Currently 88% of students attend >90% of the time. In 2019, attendance in Kindergarten to Year 4 ranges from 90% - 93.7% with lower rates in Year 5 (88.6%) and Year 6 (87%). The 2022 school target of 91% of students attending >90% of the time has not been locked in but we need an uplift of 3% from the 2019 attendance data to achieve the forecast lower bound (91%) of the target range.

Wellbeing - in 2019 88% of students reported positive wellbeing using the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) survey. This was an increase from the 87% baseline established in 2018. The 2022 Wellbeing target of 91% of students reporting positive wellbeing has not been locked in but we need an uplift of 3% from our 2019 results to achieve the forecast lower bound (91%) of the target range.

Key facts extracted from the TTFM survey:

  • 35 more students completed the survey in 2019 than 2018
  • 326 out of 786 enrolled students completed the survey (with 326 out of 358 eligible)
  • In 2019, 98% of students reported a positive sense of success. This is 3% above state average.
  • Sense of belonging had the lowest % of positive responses. 78% of students reported a positive sense of belonging in 2019. This is 2% down on 2018 results

Focus area and analysis - Human resources

The allocated FTE is 39.19 with 2.26 FTE (5.77%) unfilled. Average length of service in current position for the 31 classroom teachers is 14.5 years. Turnover of staff is low compared to state average.

Focus area and analysis - Finance

6100 – consolidated funds

  • School budget allocation $6,953,071 + opening balance carried forward from 2018. $490,630 = $7,443,701 total funds available. $7,008,468 (94%) of funds was budgeted, however $435,230 was unplanned.
  • Of the budgeted funds, $168,910 was unspent.
  • Total unspent funds to be carried over to 2020 opening balance = $604,140.

6100 – funded programs

  • PL – overspent by $36,646 (171% of 2020 allocation).
  • Beginning teachers – all funds expended.
  • Equity (SEB, ELP, LLAD) - all 2020 funds expended however, 2019 unspent funds ($60,609) remain unspent to be carried forward as an opening balance in 2021. To contribute to student outcomes – expected growth numeracy indicators.
  • Aboriginal background - $8,131 (entire 2020 allocation was expended) and $5, 961 (unspent 2019 allocation) was also exhausted.
  • Integration - $125, 744 was expended

6300 – School and community funds

  • Spend $810,088. $594,008 will be carried forward.

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