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Glenlyon Primary School

School Improvement Plan 2017-2018 


3 Year Overview

Performance Information

Key Priorities

School Leadership




Ensure that all staff have a clear understanding of the attainment data for the school and know how to use this information, targeting individual pupils/groups appropriately where need is identified.



Assessment of Children’s progress, Teacher Professionalism and Parental Engagement are the key drivers for improvement.                                       In 2017-2018 the main focus will be on:

* early language development

* Creativity/Skills for Learning, Life and Work

Leadership will be developed through participation in Headteacher Improvement Partnerships, and investigating appropriate SCEL programme. In school, we will continue to build capacity in all staff to lead curricular developments that support our improvement priorities.

School Improvement 2017-2020

Further engage with all themes of QI 2.3 from HGIOS 4 Learning, Teaching and Assessment, through HT and peer monitoring of learning and classroom observations.

Regular opportunities for professional dialogue with all staff to reflect on school improvement priorities/impact on pupil learning.

Regular opportunities to moderate standards with colleagues across our LMG


LMG Priority

 LMG schools will implement an intervention targeting acquisition of core language in the early years, as well as listening and talking at first and second level. The focus will be to develop staff ability to deliver interventions.

Creativity Project will be led by non –promoted and middle management staff. This will aim to address a range of national drivers, including skills for life and work. The CLN and Hidden Giants will be core supports.

Teacher Professionalism

Teachers will continue to work with LMG colleagues to develop a shared understanding of progression within and through CfE levels.

LMG Creativity project, and SALT Word Aware training will develop practitioner’s skills/knowledge and understanding of early language development and DYW/Skills for LLW. The focus will be on developing the importance of practitioner Enquiry.

Staff will engage in STN projects and TLCs across the LMG, to develop further the quality of children’s learning experiences.


Assessment of Children’s progress 2017-2020

Continue to develop understanding of tracking, monitoring progress and predicting systems.

Further develop programme of tracking meetings to analyse tracking information, inform and review interventions.

Use benchmarks and National Assessments to inform teacher judgement and plan next steps in learning.

Parental Engagement

2017-2020  Increase parental participation in their children’s learning through a wide range of planned opportunities across a school year. Investigate new ways to promote Family Learning.

Develop a variety of approaches with parents and learners to share progress in learning and achievement and clearly identify next steps in learning.


Glenlyon Primary School Curriculum Rationale


Our curriculum is inclusive, relevant and stimulating for all learners. All children are actively involved in planning their own learning.

We work closely with parents, partners and our local community to provide rich, relevant learning experiences.

Each child has a permanent record of personal achievements, and we share success and achievements regularly with parents and our community. Our learners are curious, creative individuals, with a developing understanding of, and responsibility for, their world.

Totality of the Curriculum

We learn in an environment of mutual trust and respect. Our school ethos is strong and positive, involving all members of our school community. There are a wide range of planned opportunities for developing the life and ethos of the school for all young people, and they all contribute to school improvement.

The outdoors and the wider community provide a rich learning environment, and we make great use of the woodlands around our school, for planned Forest School experiences and outdoor learning.

Learning and Teaching

All children are involved in planning and assessing their learning, and target setting ensures that all children are engaged partners in their learning story. Regular experiences in active, outdoor and cooperative learning allow children to develop their skills across the curriculum, and to reflect and build on these skills.

Learning is well planned, with shared learning intentions and success criteria. Skilled questioning helps children to develop their thinking and quality feedback helps them to identify their next steps in learning.

Experiences and Outcomes

Es and Os are developed through the four contexts for learning providing a varied and rich learning environment, balanced and tailored to the needs of our pupils.

Our curriculum is regularly reviewed and refreshed to reflect current priorities, and the interests of our young people.

Progression in learning is tracked systematically.

We develop environmentally aware, global citizens, with an understanding of Scotland and its place in the world.


Children have access to a broad and general education which takes account of individual interests and needs.

We focus on strong core literacy and numeracy skills that allow our young people to transfer learning and develop the skills required to access the curriculum fully, preparing them for future choices. Children understand the links between health and wellbeing, and make healthy choices. All children talk knowledgeably about their skills for learning, life and work. We work with partners to ensure well-paced progression and transitions.

Personal Support

Regular collegiate discussions and planning meetings allow us to track learning, and identify learners with support needs quickly. We work with partner agencies as appropriate to ensure that all learners are included and have the necessary support to allow them to achieve success in their learning. Enhanced transition arrangements at key stages are in place, to ensure smooth transitions in our very rural location. There are a wide range of opportunities for personal achievements particularly through links with LMG and STN schools. 


There are planned opportunities for children to exercise personalisation and choice across the curriculum, through contribution to the planning of learning and areas of independent study.

Breadth, depth and challenge are provided through a blend of discrete subject development and Interdisciplinary Learning.

Interdisciplinary learning allows opportunities to show transfer of learning and higher order thinking skills.


AiFL strategies are developed across all areas of learning, through up to date training and professional dialogue by Teacher Learning Communities across our cluster of schools. Learners regularly discuss their progress and plan their next steps with an adult who knows them well.

There is a suitable balance of formative, summative and diagnostic methods of assessment.

Implementation of opportunities for moderation within school, STN and LMG ensures quality and consistency of assessments.


School Improvement Plan  - Priorities and Outcomes

What are the outcomes that you plan to achieve for your children, young people and families for this session?



Improvement Outcome: A more effective whole school approach to moderation and tracking of progress and attainment across the curriculum will be developed.



NIF Priority: Improvement in Attainment



NIF Driver(s):Assessment of children’s progress


2.3 Learning, Teaching and Assessment

 2.2 Curriculum

 3.2 Raising Attainment and Achievement


School Lead: HT, All Staff


Completion Date: June 2018


Review Date: Nov.17;Feb 18;May18



What impact will you measure?


How will you measure it?

Resources / Pupil Equity Fund


Red Amber Green


Learners will be more able to articulate and share their whole learning journey with peers, parents and staff.

Effective systems for tracking progress will be developed.

Increased data will highlight gaps in learning to allow for more targeted support.

Teachers will be confident using National Benchmarks and Assessments to inform their professional judgement in describing progress.






Learning stories and learning conversations will highlight development of skills across the curriculum.

Data will be evident at planning and tracking meetings, and will feed into individual support plans and forward planning.

Professional discussions at planning and tracking meetings will be informed by a variety of assessments.


Training £50






School Improvement Plan  - Priorities and Outcomes

What are the outcomes that you plan to achieve for your children, young people and families for this session?



Improvement Outcome:

All learners will develop their skills for learning, life and work and make greater links across their learning through quality IDL opportunities


NIF Priority: Improvement in employability skills and sustained school leaver destinations for all young people



NIF Driver(s):Assessment of children’s progress

HGIOS4 QI(s):                                              3.2 Raising Attainment and Achievement

3.3 Creativity and Employability


School Lead: HT


Completion Date: June 2018


Review Date: Nov.17;Feb 18;May18



What impact will you measure?


How will you measure it?

Resources / Pupil Equity Fund


Red Amber Green


·         Learners will be more able to articulate their skills and apply them across the curriculum, identifying progress and next steps

·         Learners will be more able to link their skills to the world of work

·         Leadership and creativity skills will be developed through our LMG project.




Learning stories and conversations will highlight skills developed

The Career Education Standard Learning Resource will be used to provide a framework for improvement

Curriculum Planning highlights specific opportunities for IDL, and the skills for LLW being developed through it.

Classroom teaching shows a clear focus on the progression of skills and links to world of work







LMG Creativity Project


Partners in our Community