At Upwey South Primary School, we refer to our students as “learners”.
Everything we do is centred around learning!
Our staff have recently undertaken extensive professional learning, to enable our students to meaningfully engage in a school which delivers a curriculum based upon sound pedagogy and research-based teaching and learning.
As a learning community, we value the importance of school-wide approaches; which promote consistency in expectations, a sense of belonging for students, and provide a structure for improved academic rigour.
The way we teach and learn at USPS, is driven by members of our Strategic School Improvement Team (SIT); which consists of leading educational practitioners who are driving our school forward, with a focus upon continuous improvement based upon the following changes:
Tier One changes: structure to drive behaviours
- an example of this is the recent alteration to our school timetable, which has allowed for students to have more frequent recess breaks.
Tier Two changes: behaviours to drive practice
- an example of this is the recent introduction of explicitly defined Learning Intentions, which set the students up for success
Tier Three changes: practice to drive culture
- as we continue to improve our instructional leadership, we are taking steps to provide each other with “feed-forward” in order to develop a clear school philosophy; the way we do things at USPS!
All of the above sounds great, but how does it look, feel, and sound in daily classroom practice?
As a beginning point to understanding how we teach and learn, check out the infographics below. You will find these all over our school, but to really understand these in detail please speak with one of our friendly staff… or even ask a student; after all what we do helps them to learn!