School Plan

The School Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Following a period of rapid growth, it is now necessary to develop a Strategic Plan for the next four years 2017-2021, this plan is based on the schools School Self Evaluation activities which have occurred over the past four school years.  In particular, the re-envisioning process carried out during the school year 2016-2017 to redevelop the schools Vision, Mission and Core Value statements. The Plan is a live document which will be amended and changed during its lifetime, and represents a continuous improvement model with all partners feeding into it. It incorporates the Strategic Plan and direction for 2017 -2021, the Schools SSE activities and School Improvement Plan in one document. It is available in PDF format by clicking here 

The school’s new Vision statement “Together We Will Achieve” reflects the hopes for our school and students where each of us wishes to achieve to the best of our ability, while acknowledging that this can ultimately be better achieved through partnership.

The schools new Mission statement reflects how we will achieve this vision by Caring, Developing, Praising and Believing in our students and by empowering them to also take personal responsibility for their growth and development.

This is all mediated through a shared set of core Values which underpin everything we do.

Following on from the this work a number of Strategic Goals for the development of the school over the next number of years have been developed.

Strategic Goals

  1. Living Out What We Value:

At Coláiste Bhaile Chláir we will create our future by living out our Vision, Mission and Core Values.

  1. Focus on Learning and Learners

At Coláiste Bhaile Chláir we will create our future by actively engaging learners in their learning, guided by best practice, in partnership and supported by the school community.

  1. Creating a Positive Learning Climate

At Coláiste Bhaile Chláir we will create our future by optimising learning opportunities for all students.

What these goals look like in action as outlined forms the basis for the strategic development of the school. We have broken these 3 broad areas down into 8 key areas and utilize these to form Annual timelines for implementation for the Strategic direction of the School, later after the full consultative process in each area has been completed an Action Plan for that area will be developed which will include success criteria, action areas and evaluation timelines. It is hoped that these areas can be re-used for future years in the school. These broad areas align to the work of Michael Fullan in supporting school and system wide reform and improvement.

Living Out What We Value

  1. Relationships
  2. Recognition

Focus on Learning and Learners

  1. Building Students Learning Capacity
  2. Building Teachers Professional Capacity
  3. Curriculum and Extra-Curricular Activities
  4. Reflective Practice, evaluation and Planning for Progress

Creating a Positive Learning Climate

  1. Resources/Supports for all Students and Staff to actively engage
  2. School and Classroom Environment to support learning

The full Strategic Plan will be added to over the coming months and years as we survey the school community on each of the areas above.

Whole School Evaluation

Please find attached our Whole School Evaluation Report which has recently been completed by the Inspectorate of the DES. We are delighted that the hard work of all staff has been acknowledged and for the extremely positive comments contained in the report.

Please find also the school response to detailing the schools actions to work on the two recommendations given.

 Our second area of focus is Recognition and you will find surveys for teachers, parents and students below in the coming weeks, these will be available until the end of May after which we will develop the action plan for this area.

Surveys on Recognition

Its aim is to provide practical feedback to strengthen student recognition. It is designed to gather and summarize perceptions on the formal and informal ways students are recognized, encouraged and rewarded in school. The survey provides insights into how students, parents and teachers perceive school recognition with regard to:

  • How recognition is given – What achievements are recognized and how often are they awarded?
  • How recognition is experienced – Is recognition perceived as fair, consistent, meaningful and inclusive?
  • How recognition makes a difference – Do students feel motivated, inspired and included?

Student Survey on Recognition

http://tinyurl.com/y9ztyc3v

Parent Survey on Recognition

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0MUFYU042UK_BdI7DgcX7Th_U8cNOfJNof0ry3QvPEBUQ0lHRzQ1RFlOSVY1VUJCQUxDWk9FTzBZUy4u

Teacher Survey on Recognition

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0MUFYU042UK_BdI7DgcX7Th_U8cNOfJNof0ry3QvPEBUNEpOWEtBSlBJMEJVT1daSlFYMEgxRlJRRS4u