The purpose of this framework is to outline Chum Creek Primary School’s organisation, implementation and review of curriculum and teaching practices and to ensure that, taken as a whole, all eight learning areas are substantially addressed, unless an exemption applies. The framework shows, at a high level, how the school will deliver its curriculum, how the curriculum and teaching practice will be reviewed, how we assess student learning, and when and how we report to parents.
Chum Creek Primary School provides all students with a planned and structured curriculum to equip them with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to complete their schooling and to make a successful transition from school to work, training or further education.
Chum Creek Primary School is committed to offering a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum F-10. The key points in this framework, and in line with the F–10 Revised Curriculum Planning and Reporting Guidelines, are a commitment to:
Chum Creek Primary School encourages its students to strive for excellence in all of their endeavours. To achieve this, the school provides sequential teaching and learning programs that deliver a comprehensive, broadly based and culturally inclusive curriculum.
Core Systemic Principles of our Pedagogical Framework are:
3.Alignment of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
4.Evidence-based decision making
5.Safe, supportive, connected and inclusive learning environment.
6.Targeted and scaffolded instruction
Based on this the pedagogical approach a successful Chum Creek Primary School student is:
Chum Creek Primary School reports student progress to parents in line with the Department’s Reporting Student Achievement and Progress Foundation to 10 policy.
At Chum Creek Primary School student reports are sent home at the end of Semesters 1 and 2, at which time parents are invited to meet with class teachers to discuss individual student programs and progress.
Our School Improvement Team will meet at least once per term to track whole school data and identify curriculum areas that potentially require focus. As part of weekly meetings staff will track level data and identify curriculum areas that potentially require focus.
Data analysed for assessment will include but is not limited to:
School curriculum and teaching practice is reviewed against the Framework for Improving of Student Outcomes (FISO). FISO and the FISO improvement cycle help identify focus areas for improvement and to evaluate the impact of introduced initiatives. This evaluation is completed through the Strategic Planning Online Tool (SPOT) and it directly influences school direction in the form of what goals are set in the School Strategic Plan (SSP) and Annual Implementation Plan (AIP).
Chum Creek Primary School reviews its curriculum plans at whole school and year levels annually.
Chum Creek Primary School uses PLCs to create a culture that is:
PLCs help our teachers to evaluate the effect of high impact teaching strategies as well as trialling new curriculum plans.
The Performance and Development cycle is designed to:
PDP goals are directly aligned to the School Strategic Plan (SSP) and Annual Implementation Plan (AIP), ensuring that collective focus is on advancing common objectives. The PDP process involves a start-of-cycle, mid-cycle, and end-of-cycle review of every teacher, during which teachers have to demonstrate evidence of achievement in the focus areas.