Dissemination of Good Practice 2004-2005 Action Plan CountIT CountIT CountIT an e-learning project to raise numeracy standards throughout the school Specific Objectives/Targets What are we aiming to achieve and by when?
an e-learning project to raise numeracy standards throughout the school
What are we aiming to achieve and by when?
Create a bank of pupil/teacher made numeracy resources, produced and published by the school. These will be available online and as paper copies.
How well are we doing
at the moment?
Although the end of key stage English results have been improving and are well above the NI average, the school has concerns regarding achievements in mathematics. For example in 2003, at the end of KS1, only 44% gained level 3, compared to 47% in 2002. At the end of KS2 only 43% gained level 4 and 30% level 5, compared to 45% and 35% respectively in 2002. The school is anxious to halt this downward trend and address the problem as a matter of urgency.
How will we know if we have succeeded?
Pupils will show enthusiasm and a positive attitude to numeracy.
What are we going to do in order to achieve our objectives and the targets stated within our success criteria?
Form a CountIT Team consisting of ICT and Maths Coordinators to plan, monitor and evaluate the project.
Create a Numeracy Zone on the front page of the school’s Intranet and Website. This will include interactive games, links to useful websites, printable worksheets, “How to” helpsheets and information for parents re. current Maths/ICT initiatives.
The Year 6 pupils (with teacher assistance) will be responsible for …
The CPS Internet Café will provide the opportunity for Governors, parents and the wider Comber community to meet together for coffee, before making use of the school’s excellent computer suite.
The CountIT Project Group will be available to assist people access the Internet and advise them re. relevant websites for online shopping, booking of flights, Internet banking etc.
A dedicated email address will be registered for this project, to allow for the receiving and printing of invoices.
It is our plan, too, to use the Café area of the school (Mon-Thurs) as an actual Numeracy Zone for pupils, where they can play maths games and complete worksheets that they have printed.
How are we going to monitor the implementation of the programme?
At the end of the implementation period of the action plan how will we decide how successful we have been?
What help is available?
School based inset with teachers to explain activities, software and use of Intranet/Internet
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The Numeracy Zone will be accessed via the school’s Intranet and Website (www.comberps.newtownards.ni.sch.uk).
It will contain …