School Improvement Plan

Our improvement agenda has been set and agreed as a result of the school’s self-evaluation work with pupils, parents, and staff.  We use school level data and take into account everyone’s views and observations in the process.  The plan for 2018/2019 can be found by clicking the link below.

David Livingstone MPS Improvement Plan 2018/2019

David Livingstone MPS Improvement Plan 2017/2018

We welcome any feedback regarding the plan.

School Improvement Priorities for 2016- 2017

Priority 1: Literacy and English

  • To improve literacy skills in the Nursery class, P1 and P2.
  • To encourage better parental partnership in reading tasks.
  • To introduce better reading recovery support for identified P2 and P3 children.
  • To improve attainment in reading comprehension in P3 to P7..

Priority 2: Religious and Moral Education through Sustainable Education

  • To modernise our approach to teaching Religious and Moral Education (RME), linking RME to Learning for Sustainability.

Priority 3: Primary Languages 1 + 2 + 3

  • To plan for the implementation of Language 3 in P5-7.
  • To embed the learning, teaching and assessment of French across all classes.

School Improvement Priorities for 2015- 2016

  • Implement a phased approach to Languages in the Primary School 1+2 initiative.
  • Moderation of Maths including fully embedding practices in line with Big Maths.
  • ICT – Fully implement a Learning Community approach to planning, assessment and moderation.
  • To seek initiatives which allow our children and staff opportunities to experience success and celebrate achievement.
  • To continue to promote leadership skills for staff and children.
  • To implement new Physical Education Programme in partnership with our Learning Community.
  • Review and amend current GIRFEC practices to reflect findings from recent SLC inspection and in line with new How Good is Our School 2015.
  • Review Self-Evaluation principles and practices in light of new HGIOS 2015 documentation.

School Improvement Priorities for 2014- 2015

  • Maths and Numeracy – developing greater consistency of approach through the use of Big Maths and Numicon materials.
  • Teachers working together on Inter – disciplinary topics to ensure that there is a context for children to demonstrate taught skills and abilities.   Assessments should be clearly planned to showcase depth of learning.
  • To seek initiatives which allow our children and staff opportunities to experience success and celebrate achievement.
  • To continue to promote leadership skills for staff and children.
  • To continue to drive forward our understanding and use of Technology to enhance the learning experience we offer the children.
  • To develop a new Physical Education Programme of Study that includes Significant Aspects of Learning.

What We Achieved in 2013 -2014.

  • Literacy/English – In partnership with Council Officers from the Education Department a team assessed our reading practice.  This led to us focussing on the teaching of reading using higher order reading skills which the children now thoroughly enjoy.
  • ICT – e-Safety review was completed and skills check list for every stage was updated.
  • Outdoor Learning:  Building on the work we did in 2012/2013 teachers are using our outdoor spaces more frequently and more effectively to motivate and engage the children in their learning.
  • Social Studies:  We took a closer look at ‘Four Feature Planning’ – a way to plan multi-disciplinary topics and projects that build key skills and capacities of all children.  We subsequently reviewed the use of Interdisciplinary Learning to ensure we were focussing on the significant aspects of learning especially in Social Studies.
  • Rights Respecting School Award achieved, Level 2 – A scheme organised by UNISEF that helps children to understand their responsibilities as well as their rights.
  • Relationship and Sexual Health Education was fully implemented, including parental involvement.