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Diocesan School Review and Improvement

HOW EFFECTIVE IS OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
A Framework for School Review and Improvement in Catholic Systemic Schools
in the Diocese of Wollongong


"The School Review and Improvement Framework (SRI) is a central component in the ongoing process of each school's self- evaluation of their performance and growth. Using a commonly agreed set of criteria the SRI informs action planning at the school level to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement." 
Peter Turner, Director of Schools Diocese of Wollongong.

The SRI is a continuous process with System and BOS check points along each five year cycle to ensure validity and transparency within the implementation of the framework. All systemic schools, Primary and Secondary, engage in this process annually.

The underlying principles of SRI include:

  • improved learning outcomes for all students
  • a student centred approach
  • a flexibility for addressing school goals annually
  • an evidence based self-reflection reporting methodology
  • rigorous consultation, collaboration and strategic planning

Components are addressed specifically over the course of the five year cycle. However, all areas of school life continue each year to be of importance and none is left unattended each year. Rather, a special focus or scrutiny is given to a particular set of components to determine improvements necessary and to develop strategies, collect evidence of effectiveness and evaluate each of these particular components at their allocated time.

There are five processes comprising the SRI Framework:

1. The School Improvement Plan (incorporating): recommendations from the previous Cyclic Review; Strategic Intent Statement; Targets; SRI Priority Schedule for 2013-2017.

2. Annual Self-Evaluation of Selected SRI Components

3. Action Plans for each Component selected

4. Annual Report to the community

5. Cyclic Review

All members of the school community contribute to this SRI process. Staff, students and parents are involved in strategy development, evidence collection and evaluation. Reporting to all members of the school community and the wider community is provided as part of the Annual School Report. Annual School Reports are available on this school website.

SRI AREAS AND COMPONENTS

Key Area 1: Catholic Life and Religious Education

1.1 Vision and Mission
1.2 Religious Education
1.3 Catholic Life and Culture
1.4 Parents, parishes and the broader church

Key Area 2: Students and Their Learning

2.1 Educational Potential
2.2 Rights and Responsibilities
2.3 Reporting student achievement
2.4 Integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
2.5 Pastoral Care

Key Area 3: Pedagogy

3.1 Curriculum provision
3.2 Provision for Diverse Learners
3.3 Teaching Practices
3.4 Planning, programming and evaluation
3.5 Assessment
3.6 School Climate, learning environment and relationships
3.7 Professional Learning

Key Area 4: Human resources, Leadership and Management

1.1 Recruitment, selection and retention of staff
1.2 Professional Development of staff
1.3 An ethical workplace culture
1.4 Succession Planning
1.5 Overall compliance with legislation and other requirements

Key Area 5: Resources, Finance & Facilities

5.1 ICT Resources
5.2 Use of Resources and Space
5.3 Environmental stewardship
5.4 Financial management

Key Area 6: Parents. Partnership, Consultation and Communication

6.1 Parent Involvement
6.2 Reporting to the Community
6.3 Linkages to the wider community

Key Area 7: and component for year: Strategic Leadership and Management

7.1 Planning for Improvement
7.2 Innovation, development and change

CONTACT DETAILS

Corpus Christi Catholic High School
Cnr Industrial Rd and Moore St
Oak Flats NSW 2529
Ph (02) 4230 3300
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Web  www.ccchsdow.catholic.edu.au
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