The support and well being of our staff is very important. We provide an innovative and stimulating learning environment. Sophisticated organisational and leadership structures are in place that assist in setting clear directions and monitoring improvement toward them. This is illustrated through the school’s team structure. The school leadership team takes a strategic perspective, curriculum teams provide teaching and learning detail to strategy, and unit level teams are operational – developing and executing plans to achieve strategy and move the school closer to its ultimate goals of improved student outcomes. Examination of various curriculum and operational plans reveal a strong degree of alignment among them in terms of school purpose. Various key improvement strategies and actions designed to enhance teacher capacity, support students and provide effective leadership are resourced.
The independent School Reviewer reported that the "Overall effective school performance is a function of the quality of teaching and learning occurring in the classrooms. There is whole-school agreement about good instructional practice, including approaches to literacy and numeracy and there is clear agreement about effective teaching practice which is observable in classrooms ".
Various data and anecdotal evidence supported the School Self Evaluation contention that the school’s teachers possess high levels of capacity and commitment. The School Self Evaluation reported that the school has :
"Implementation of a literacy program called ‘Little Learners Love Literacy’ (LLLL) emphasising phonemic awareness and phonics instruction has added to our school wide agreement about instructional practice. Other elements include the use of the Early Years Literacy Program instructional strategies and routines, explicit literacy and mathematics teaching, the use of ICT, and assessment for learning practices. A school-wide assessment schedule describes comprehensive and ongoing use of assessment data to monitor learning and inform teaching practice. Teams perform a key role in generating shared responsibility and accountability for teaching practice. Reviewer observation of classes revealed a consistent integrated approach to teaching across the school in the literacy block, including within class ability grouping of students"