The World Around Us Policy

Planning

 

We plan for continuity and progression in The World Around Us by:

 

  • Using the school schemes for The World Around Us based on the N.I Curriculum. These outline the skills and capabilities, knowledge and concepts to be developed.

 

  • Developing half-term planners in year group teams. These identify the learning intentions to be developed in each of the three attainment targets and take account of the targets set for The World Around Us in the School Development Plan.

 

  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of the planners, by the class teachers and The World Around Us co-ordinator.

 

 

  • Ongoing monitoring and evaluation by the S.L.T.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

 

  • The World Around Us co-ordinator monitors planners and pupils’ books each term. Oral and written feedback is given to principal, S.L.T. and staff.

     

  • Key stage / year group curriculum review meetings take place each term.

     

  • Classroom observations are carried out by the Principal.

     

  • Review of schemes of work and The World Around Us policy.

     

  • S.L.T overview.

     

  • Principal’s report to Governors.

     

    The Role of the Co-ordinator

     

  • To promote The World Around Us throughout the school.

 

  • To ensure continuity and progression in planning.

 

  • To give guidance and support to teachers.

 

  • To keep staff updated on developments which affect The World Around Us.

 

  • To ensure the provision of appropriate resources.

 

  • To monitor and evaluate half-term planners and pupils’ work and give oral and written feedback to principal, staff and SLT. 

 

  • To monitor and evaluate the implementation of The World Around Us throughout the school.

 

 

The Responsibility of the Class Teacher

 

  • To contribute to the development and implementation of the whole school World Around Us policy and schemes.

 

  • To use schemes of work and half-term planners to implement agreed approaches and strategies and to ensure continuity and progression throughout the school.

 

  • To differentiate the learning of work in literacy to meet the needs of individual pupils.

 

  • To monitor The World Around Us in the classroom on an ongoing basis.

 

  • To use assessment for learning strategies to monitor the progress and learning needs of pupils in order to plan future work and improve learning.

 

  • To use target-setting and action plans to inform planning and to raise standards as part of the School Development Plan.

 

  • To participate in staff development for The World Around Us.

 

 

Role of the Principal and SLT

 

  • To monitor and the implementation of The World Around Us throughout the school.

     

  • To Monitor and evaluate learning in each Key Stage of the school and set targets for improvement as part of the School Development Plan.

     

  • Class observations by Principal.

     

  • Review schemes of work and The World Around Us Policy.

     

  • Principal’s report to Governors.

     

    Policy Review Date   Spring 2018