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Doonvale Nursery School

IMPROVEMENT PLAN: 2017-2018


VISION

Our vision at Doonvale is to ensure that all our children are happy, safe and secure in a fun learning environment; that they feel valued and respected and each individual is encouraged to achieve their full potential.

VALUES

Children First Having fun Equality and equity Responsibility Respect AIMS


1. We aim to encourage the progress of all our children in becoming successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.   

by establishing an improvement plan based on a rigorous self-evaluation procedure, which will have a measurable impact on improving children’s progress and the work of the nursery. by ensuring our budgetary and financial decisions reflect the needs of the nursery and lead to clear improvements in children’s experiences, achievement and progress. By complying and actively engaging with all relevant statutory requirements, legislation and codes of practice.

2. We aim to ensure that all our children realise their full potential.    

by listening to our children and acting upon their views and interests. by consulting and working in partnership with our parents. by employing a motivated, highly skilled, committed staff who feel valued, consulted and supported. By working collaboratively with relevant agencies and the wider community to support our children and families.

3. We aim to provide excellent learning and teaching which takes into account the needs and interests of individual children.       

by using a wide range of learning experiences and approaches which are firmly based on play and active learning. by matching activities and resources to the stage of development, needs and abilities of individual children. by using an appropriate range of assessment methods to evaluate by having consistently high expectations of achievement and behaviour, which are shared with staff, children and parents. by treating children, parents and staff equally, with respect and in a fair and just manner. by meeting the emotional, personal, social, physical and spiritual needs of our children. By providing staff with access to relevant CLPL courses which update skills and knowledge, keeping updated on current changes in legislation or practice.

4. We aim to ensure the nursery is very well-managed.  

by involving all interested parties in the development and review of clearly stated policies and guidance which reflect local and national priorities. by supporting our staff in career long professional learning (CLPL)


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By involving staff in the decision-making process. by ensuring all resources are managed to the benefit of all children, staff, parents and the wider community. By making sure that all staff are members or applying to become members of the protecting vulnerable groups scheme (PVG) ensuring they are suitable to work with children.

5. We aim to ensure high quality leadership throughout the nursery.    

by creating a positive ethos in all aspects of nursery life which is understood and shared by children, staff and parents. by valuing staff and building the capacity for leadership at all levels. by leading and managing change strategically and effectively. by ensuring the nursery has the capacity for progress at all times.


Maximise the potential of our children and families Improve the way we work as a council South Ayrshire Maximise the potential of our economy Maximise the potential of our adults and older people Council Plan Maximise the potential of our communities Maximise the potential of our environment

Ensure South Ayrshire’s children get the best start in life, it is the best place to grow up, and all children and young people are successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. Reduce the gap in Services outcomes between the most deprived and least deprived children and young people in South Ayrshire. Children’s Ensure children young people who are looked after or are care leavers are cared for and supported to improve their life experiences and life chances. Plan -and Draft Ensure children and young people are supported to achieve and maintain good emotional and physical health and wellbeing. Ensure children and young people have a voice in influencing service delivery that affects their lives.

The proportion of young people and adults with relevant qualifications is increased. Effective early years and early intervention services are delivered More children and young people are successful learners, responsible citizens, confident individuals and effective contributors Educational The gap between the highest and lowest achievers is narrowed Services Plan We look after our most vulnerable children and families Land and building assets are well maintained, fit for purpose and affordable A flexible workforce with the skills and knowledge to deliver services efficiently and effectively

Improvement in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy National Closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children Improvement Improvement in children and young people's health and wellbeing Framework Improvement in employability skills and sustained positive school leaver destinations for all young people


Priority: 1 QI HGIOELC 2-2 The Curriculum ,3.2 Securing children’s progress Improvement in attainment in Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing

What Outcomes Do We Want To Achieve? To improve attainment and ensure progression in Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing for all children throughout the nursery

How Will We Achieve This? (Intervention Strategies)

Lead Person

August 2017 June 2019

To implement, review and modify new planning procedures and documentation (0 -5) years Regular planning meetings by all playrooms to discuss and plan experiences, taking into account information from parental consultations and views and interests of children Use of personal care plans and developmental milestones data to identify individual next steps in learning for all children All staff to have knowledge of learning outcomes and assessment criteria. All staff to use tracking process to monitor progress and identify next steps. Profiles to reflect continuous progression in developmental milestones and individual needs. Maths week focussing on Pattern to be held during

Start and Finish Dates

Line Managers in each playroom Byre – KB Buttery – JM Granary – VL

Review dates November 2017 May 2018 November 2018 May 2019

How Will We Measure Impact On Children and Young People? (Include Where Possible Current Measure and Target) 75% of children in the Byre and the Buttery to achieve developmental milestones. (No current Data) 90%85% of 3-4-year olds to achieve all developmental milestones in Health and Wwellbeing by May 2019 (84% achieved May 2017) 850% new target is 85% of 3-4-year olds to achieve all developmental milestones in Ccommunication and llanguage by May 2019when?? (64% achieved May 2017) 80% 85% of 3-4-year olds to achieve developmental milestones in Maths and Numeracy by May 2019when?? (70% achieved May 2017). (New 3-4 milestones are in process of being reviewed in light of audit May 2017) 85% of 4-5-year olds to achieve developmental milestones before moving on to primary 1 (Current data stands at 75% achieving all the milestones in C&L, 81% achieving all the milestones in M&N and 50% achieving all the milestones in H&W but we are confident that we can improve significantly on those scores as only a few children are not reaching each individual milestone.) Parental audit - 90% of parents pleased with progress in learning by May 2018. (Current Data shows that from latest parental audit carried out in May 2017 83% of our parents strongly agree that we successfully meet the learning needs of their child.)


Children In Need fundraising. Floorbooks will reflect breadth and depth of the curriculum. Further staff knowledge of HIGIOELC through involvement on monthly basis in self-evaluation process and develop awareness of new Care Standards All staff to be involved on monthly basis in selfevaluation process using HIGIOELC In-house training on new Care Standards carried out every second month as part of self-evaluation process

LK

LK

LK Sharing of best practice through network meetings and staff visits to other settings. What about looking outwards-going to other settings to look at and share practice. ‘Learning Walks’.

LK


Priority: 2 QI HGIOELC 3.2 Securing children’s progress Improving attainment in Literacy

What Outcomes Do We Want To Achieve? To improve children’s language and literacy skills throughout the nursery

How Will We Achieve This? (Intervention Strategies) Encourage and develop leadership qualities by giving each member of staff responsibility for 1 area of improvement

Lead Person

BC/LK

Use regular Bookbug sessions in the Byre and Buttery.

August 2017 June 2019

May 2018 May 2019

KL

85% children throughout nursery will achieve developmental milestones in Literacy by May 2019. Review date May 2018 . By when? June 20198. You might want to review in June 2018. (No current measure in place for children under 3.) Audits to be carried out in May using new developmental milestones and also those determined by nursery staff.

JS

Audits to be carried out in May using new developmental milestones and also those determined by nursery staff

90% of parents pleased with children’s development in Literacy by June 2019 (Review June 2018) - (to be measured through our annual parental audits) At present no specific data on parents’ views of development in literacy – 83% of parents pleased with overall progress.

Evaluate and improve literacy rich environment in all playrooms and outdoors.. Staff to evaluate resources

How Will We Measure Impact On Children and Young People? (Include Where Possible Current Measure and Target)

Review dates

(see below) Continue with regular music sessions throughout the nursery.

Start and Finish Dates

H Mc


and identify further resources needed. Audits to be carried out in May 2018 and May 2019 using new developmental milestones and also those determined by nursery staff. HM Use of 3 Read Approach for 3-5-year olds. Continue with nursery rhyme book - home links/partnership with parents. Continuation of focussed small group literacy sessions with emphasis on phonological awareness for 3-5 year olds. Staff to access relevant CLPL training opportunities where possible with emphasis on supporting language development for our younger children, and further 3 read training for Granary staff. 3-5year-old children.

VL

BC

LK


Priority: 3 QI HGIOELC 3.3 Developing Creativity and skills for life and learning Improvement in employability skills and sustained, positive school-leaver destinations for all young people

What Outcomes Do We Want To Achieve?

How Will We Achieve This? (Intervention Strategies)

Lead Person

Start and Finish Dates

How Will We Measure Impact On Children and Young People? (Include Where Possible Current Measure and Target)


Introduction of nursery café to be managed by children and attended by parents, grandparents. Initial trial to be piloted Children’s committee to be formed to delegate areas of responsibility.

To provide children with opportunities to learn about the world of work

e.g. market research costings/purchasing advertising production of goods compilation of menus

All Granary staff will have a lead role throughout the project KC/VL/VC/HMc

Children to take forward areas of responsibility with one member of staff as mentor.

Creation of Floorbook to document journey of entrepreneurial project. Oct 2017 Jan-March 2018

Measure impact using Individual tracking, profile evidence and playroom observations to gage increased understanding of the world of work.This is not really a measure and might be difficuot to guage. What about……. All children to have the opportunity to take part and play have an integral role in the ‘Nursery Café’ project..

Children to open café to parents etc for set period.

Just a thought.

Children to evaluate success of venture and determine next steps. Creation of Floorbook to document journey of entrepreneurial project.

Appendix 1 Budget Priority

Staffing costs (F/y)

Staffing costs (P/Y)

Resources/ other

Total


Profile for Doonvale Nursery

Doonvale Improvement Plan 2017-2018  

Doonvale Improvement Plan 2017-2018  

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