Gateways

Ceara School Development Plan

Six Interrelated Gateways

 

Gateway One: Quality Learning and Teaching

To improve pupil achievement and experience by developing and implementing the Revised Curriculum/Teaching and Learning Policy as fully as possible.

 

Gateway Two: Quality Staff Development

To provide high quality, ongoing, professional development for teaching and non-teaching staff, which meets whole school and individual needs leading to whole school improvement.

 

Gateway Three: A Quality Curriculum

That the curriculum offered ensures that our pupils attain their fullest potentials, and also provided a rich variety of life experiences.

 

Gateway Four: Quality Pastoral Provision

To educate pupils in a safe environment and support them through effective relationships, promoting a strong sense of community and caring.

 

Gateway Five: Developing Community

To develop existing links and establish new links with the local community and with key partners.

 

Gateway Six: Quality Building And Resources

To ensure efficient, effective and economic use of all resources is reflected in all decision making.

 

Gateway One: Quality Learning and Teaching

  • To implement the Revised Curriculum.
  • To integrate eLearning into Learning and Teaching.
  • We strive to develop the potential and uniqueness of every pupil through high quality learning and teaching.
  • To work for and develop self discipline, self control, self motivation, self confidence and emotional stability in all pupils.

 

Gateway Two: Quality Staff Development

  • To implement an effective PRSD programme.
  • To support staff in the implementation of the Revised Curriculum.
  • To promote the role of middle managers in whole school improvement (post holders).
  • To facilate appropriate staff development.
  • To support staff in further developing the schools proactive approach to eLearning and European Awareness.
  • To promote the senior leadership roles as strategic (SMT).
  • To engage in a robust self evaluation process.

 

Gateway Three: A Quality Curriculum

  • To implement the Revised Curriculum.
  • To ensure the implementation of the Entitlement Framework by engaging in school to school collaboration.
  • To provide a high quality learning experience that also recognises and develops the talents of all pupils.
  • To be an active member of the Craigavon Area Learning community.
  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum whilst at the same time recognising the different methodologies that may be used to deliver such a curriculum.

 

Gateway Four: Quality Pastoral Provision

  • To implement a high quality pastoral programme with emphasis on development of emotional intelligence.
  • To engage in ongoing review of whole school policies.
  • To enhance the level of pupil support.
  • To be a health promoting school.
  • To recognise the importance of relationships with home.
  • To improve attendance rates across the school.
  • To ensure that children are safe in school and on off site activities.

 

Gateway Five: Developing Community

  • To further develop Nursery, Primary, Post Primary School links.
  • To further develop links with our support agencies.
  • To create a community where everyone is supported and encouraged to be their best.
  • To promote a culture of tolerance that recognises, welcomes and accepts cultural differences.
  • To share our success.

 

Gateway Six: Quality Building And Resources

  • To develop the school in a local and national context.
  • To provide a dynamic and effective financial strategy for the school.
  • To ensure efficient, effective and economical use of resources.
  • To ensure that value for money is obtained in all decision making.
  • To apply best practice and the highest standards of financial management to optimise best value.
  • To ensure that the school premises are maintained in conditions conducive to learning and to the development of pride in the school’s physical environment.