Next Vanessa meets with Narelle, the numeracy coordinator. As leaders within the school, they work jointly to implement the school’s strategic plan within their own subject area and across the school, ensuring that priorities align.
They work closely together to prioritise goals and to ensure that the expectations they have of teaching staff are consistent, given that teachers often work across faculties. “One of the areas we are trying to look at is ensuring that teachers have a really solid understanding of the achievement standards across faculties and how A to E grades are articulated in those standards.”
They are also working together to make sure that teachers are using similar assessment styles across faculties.
“We actually have a rubric-based assessment approach. And while it is difficult looking at literacy and numeracy, because they are very different, we are trying to make some degree of consistency within that.”
Through their collaborative approach, Vanessa and Narelle support each other, reflect together and identify where goals may not be being achieved and work out ways to resolve this.