We are committed to a culture of transparency and accountability. We recognize that achieving the desired outcomes of our strategic plan will require much more than developing goals and establishing targets. Our ability to monitor the implementation of our work and make use of evidence and data to inform our decisions and strategies will be central to the effective completion of our strategic plan.
In addition to making consistent use of evidence and data to monitor our work, we will prioritize the wellness of our staff and students. We will work collaboratively to improve our learning and working environments in the best interest of student and staff well-being.
Increase the percentage of students achieving at provincial standard by 8 per cent yearly on Grade 3, Grade 6 and Grade 9 applied EQAO mathematics assessments for three years.
We believe mathematics is an essential skill vital to our students’ future successes. Through a variety of tools and teaching approaches, our teachers encourage students as they develop a deep understanding of math. Many of the strategies we have identified to support this goal are already well underway. See how far we have progressed on each of our goals.
Considering the insights gained from the EQAO results regarding the progress of our comprehensive math approach, we are satisfied with the results and staying the course. Our focus remains on building the capacity of our classroom educators by providing professional learning opportunities to teachers on effective instructional and assessment strategies.
Within 3 years we will increase our five-year graduation rate by 5 per cent through the implementation of an evidence-based K-12 strategy.
We want to support every student in reaching their potential and graduating. This support is being offered in many ways to meet a student’s individual learning needs. We have developed several strategies that are now in place to continue to improve our graduation rates.
Our strategies include identifying and re-engaging at-risk students through a collaborative alternative education program, and supporting administrators and educators with the resources they require to meet needs of our most at-risk school communities and students. This past year, we improved our approach by introducing new e-learning options, specialized co-op, and MyWay, a tool to more easily document and track community service hours, which are often a significant barrier to graduation.
All students and staff will be supported and affirmed in the areas of cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being with the acknowledgement of how these contribute to self and spiritual well-being.
We believe that a collaborative approach is needed to provide positive learning environments for all students. Our staff, families and caregivers are partners in every student’s learning journey. We have implemented strategies that support the well-being of all of our partners.
Thanks to insight gained from our Safe, Caring, Inclusive Schools survey we have developed a more precise, informed strategy for student well-being that includes a focus on relationships, conditions for learning and early identification and access to support and engagement. We know a healthy school climate leads to greater student success. That is why we embrace an attitude of care and support, especially when it comes to our students and staff.