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John the Baptist C.S. has been involved in a programme of development through our involvement with the ‘Learning Schools Programme’ since 2012.  The programme aims to engage Post Primary schools in innovative projects in a wide variety of topics.  While Literacy and Numeracy was the initial focus at John the Baptist C.S., the project has also developed to include Assessment, with a specific focus on Assessment for Learning.

Thanks to our involvement with the project we have introduced a number of teaching and learning strategies across the three strands:

Literacy Numeracy Assessment
  • We have embedded key words
  • Love of reading
  • Spelling
  • Tier two words

Focus for 2016/17
We are currently focusing on punctuation.

  • We have embedded integers
  • Graphing
  • Fractions/decimals and percentages

Focus for 2016/17
We are currently focussing on time and timing.

  • We have embedded effective questioning using 5H & 1 H, Blooms Taxonomy and De Bono hats
  • We have focused on raising awareness of student and teacher reflection using a reflection arrow and a tweet board

Focus for 2016/17
We are currently looking at Success Criteria



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