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The Vision To apply a world-class and comprehensive evaluation system in order to measure quality in education and thereby to support

school improvements so that all schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi compare well with international standards. The Mission To improve the quality and effectiveness of schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi so as to realize the strategic goals of Abu Dhabi Education Council and thereby bring schools into line with the best international practices whilst promoting quality and excellence both regionally and internationally. The Objectives To identify levels of performance quality in schools within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi To provide schools with clear recommendations for improvement To inform policy making at sector level To encourage the sharing of best practice in education and the exchange of professional expertise The Core Values Unrelenting commitment to high quality and continuing improvement Transparency and integrity Co-operation and partnership
June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

School Development

Planning for school development is the most important outcome of school self evaluation. It is no use knowing where your school is now unless you can use that knowledge to plan the next steps on your journey to excellence.
Planning Process


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This document was developed by school administrators, teachers, and parents through a complete process beginning with planning through a comprehensive needs assessment and followed by inquiry with prioritizing needs; and setting goals, targets, and strategies based on these needs.

Review Process

This document will be reviewed by school administrators, teachers, and parents at the end and beginning of each school year, following the same process of needs assessment.

Presentation to Parent Body

The original document was presented to the Parent Advisory Council at a monthly meeting in October, 2012. The plan now in the ADEC format has not been presented parents but will be in September 2013. There will be new PAC elections at that time.

Approvals Parent Representative Principal Owner, proprietor or board member

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Owner proprietor or board member

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Signature

Date

Planning for school development

The above diagram represents the school development cycle through ongoing self-evaluation and periodic inspection. The self evaluation you have performed should give you a clear idea of how well you are doing across the 8 Performance Standards. The next stage is to decide on your priority areas and what you can reasonably achieve over the next period of planning

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

School Development Plan 2013 - 2014 For each of the 8 Performance Standards your self evaluation has identified your estimation of your current stage of development. From this evaluation you should have identified the next steps you need to make in this area. Across the 8 Performance Standards as a whole this will give a number of possible targets for your school development plan. When you have identified your main targets across the 8 Standards in this way you are ready to translate them into your School Development Plan (SDP). Remember that the number of targets and the timelines for their completion should reflect your capacity. Do not include more targets than you can realistically cope with. PRIORITIZE by starting first with the Recommendations for Improvement from the latest Inspection Report. How your SEF analysis will help you to set your targets:

ENS Abu Dhabi City Primary School


School Vision Statement

Preparing future leaders through innovation in education and treasuring cultural heritage

Statement of Purpose

. Mission: The ENS Abu Dhabi City Campus, an internationally-minded learning community, is dedicated to the development of inquiring, critical thinking, globally responsible citizens who are challenged to realize their full potential through authentic learning experiences.

School Context

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. 1122 11 051 051 . The ENS Primary / KG school is located in the Manaseer area of Abu Dhabi. The new school building opened in September 2011, which houses the KG and the primary school. There are approximately 650 students in the primary school and 450 students in the KG school. There are between six to nine classes at each grade level. The average class has approximately 22 students. All of the teachers are fully certified and have a minimum of two years teaching experience. The teaching staff represents over 20 different nationalities, which supports our emphasis of being an internationally minded school. In addition to the core subjects, we offer Arabic, Islamic, UAE Studies, Music, Art, PE and Computer classes.

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Date of most recent ADEC Inspection Report: May 2012 Date of last School Development Plan Submission to your School Improvement Partner: Date of submission of this School Development Plan: Please choose one and mark with a yes a. b. c. The School Development Plan being submitted now is entirely new: The School Development Plan being submitted now has being updated since the last School Development Plan submission: YES The School Development Plan now being submitted has no changes since the last School Development Plan submission

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Goal 1: ENS ADC Primary will Improved Math Scores (grades 2-4) Linked to Inspection Framework Standards : Standard # 2 The standards reached by students and the progress they make in school (*Framework for the inspection of private schools in Abu Dhabi) Priority - Student overall attainment of below international standards. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Targets Strategies Success Indicators Evidence Source Costing Lead Start End Progress Checks of SIP Goal

Increase the percentage of 2nd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math by 5% (Spring 2013) NWEA MAP scores by June 2014. (In process of gathering baseline data )

100% of the teachers will demonstrate effective use of IB pedagogy through the implementation of high yield strategies in every classroom, every day.

Increased protected PLC time for teacher collaboration and lesson study PD focused on student discipline, classroom management, and effective instructional strategies Increase in student engagement through authentic learning experiences Increased fluency in Mental Mathematics Differentiated assignments and assessments Improved relationships between student and teachers Descriptive feedback from administration to teachers

May/June 2013 NWEA Map results

CWT Data

Principals, Heads,

Sept. 2012

June 2013

Increase the percentage of 3 Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math from 20.0% to 30% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

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Strategies / Tasks completed by June 2013

PowerSchool Incident Reports

Grade Level Coordinators, PYP Coordinator and teachers

Dates of strategy review Dec. ______ March _____ June ______

Teacher Evaluations

PCO logs

Increase the percentage of 4th Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math from 17.1% to 27.1% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

Student feedback

Formative and Summative Assessments

UOI reflections

Goal 1 (continued) : ENS ADC Primary will Improved Math Scores (grades 2-4) Linked to Inspection Framework Standards 4: The Quality of Teaching: Priority- Student overall attainment of below international standards. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Targets Strategies Success Indicators Evidence Source Costing Lead Start End Progress Checks of SIP Goal

Increase the percentage of 2nd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math by 5% (Spring 2013) NWEA MAP scores by June 2014. (In process of gathering baseline data )

Increase the percentage of 3rd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math from 20.0% to 30% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

100% of the teachers and administrators will engage in quarterly data team meetings to chart and analyze student academic progress, set goals, determine strategies and evaluate progress toward improved student achievement

Increased protected PLC time for teacher collaboration around data Teachers administer more formative assessments and analyze student work Strategies selected are geared toward student differentiated needs Data driven decision-making Collaborative teaming and common language for learning Transformation to a school culture of accountability and PLC Descriptive feedback from administration

May/June 2013 NWEA Map results

Data Team Minutes

Principals Heads

Sept 2012

June 2013

Strategies / Tasks completed by June 2013

MAP Scores (Comparison with International standards based on data from NWEA)

Dates of strategy review Dec. ______ March _____ June ______

Coordinators

Teachers EDM Assessments

Increase the percentage of 4th Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math from 17.1% to 27.1% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

Common Formative Assessments (rubrics)

UOI Summative Assessment Results

Anecdotal

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Adequate time, resources, and support to teachers All teachers use NWEA Descartes to identify needs and inform instruction

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Goal 1 (continued) ENS ADC Primary will Improved Math Scores (grades 2-4) Linked to Inspection Framework Standards 2 : The Quality of Teaching Priority - Student overall attainment of below international standards. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Targets Strategies Success Indicators Evidence Source Costing Lead Start End Progress Checks of SIP Goal

Increase the percentage of 2nd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math by 5% (Spring 2013) NWEA MAP scores by June 2014. (In process of gathering baseline data )

Increase the percentage of 3rd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math from 20.0% to 30% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

100% of teachers will implement with fidelity the vertically and horizontally aligned IB Objectives and Common Core curriculum in Mathematics

Increased protected PLC time for teacher collaboration around curriculum and instructional planning Adequate instructional resources to support to Units of Inquiry Curriculum Quality Unit Planners that include standards and evidence outcomes Grade books connect IB Objectives and Standards to lessons/units More ongoing formative assessment and communication to students and parents Collaboration and vertical teaming across grade levels

May/June 2013 NWEA Map results

PowerTeacher Gradebook

Principals Heads

Sept 2012

June 2013

Strategies / Tasks completed by June 2013

PYP Unit Plans Coordinators

Dates of strategy review Dec. ______ March _____ June ______

Parent feedback Teachers

Student feedback

Increase the percentage of 4th Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Math from 17.1% to 27.1% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

UOI reflections

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Consistent tools and expectations for instructional planning Descriptive feedback from administration Increased interdisciplinary unit plans

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Goal 2: ENS ADC will improved Reading / Language Arts Scores (grades 2-4) Linked to Inspection Framework Standards 4 : The Quality of Teaching Priority - Student overall attainment of below international standards. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Targets Strategies Success Indicators Evidence Source Costing Lead Start End Progress Checks of SIP Goal Dates of strategy review Dec. ______ March _____ June ______

Sept 2012 Increase the percentage of 2nd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading by 5% (Spring 2013) NWEA MAP scores. by June 2014 (In process of gathering baseline data 100% of the teachers will demonstrate effective use of IB pedagogy through the use of high yield strategies in every classroom, every day. Increased protected PLC time for teacher collaboration and lesson study PD focused on student discipline, classroom management, and effective instructional strategies Primary teachers engage in PYP Category 3 training on Reading and Writing and practice Authentic Literacy Strategies. Coordinators support role is redefined Increase in student engagement through authentic learning experiences Teachers selfassess their own practice May/June 2013 NWEA Map results CWT Data Surveys Teacher Evaluations Strategies / Tasks completed by June 2013 PCO logs= Student feedback Formative and Summative Assessments= UOI reflections Teachers Principals/Head Coordinators

June 2013

Increase the percentage of 3rd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading from 11.3% to 21.3% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

Increase the percentage of 4th Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading from 7.3% to 17.3% by June15, 2012 as measured by NWEA MAP

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Peer observations and admin descriptive feedback Differentiated assignments and assessments Students will speak/write in complete sentences in all subjects. Increased oral presentations that require standard oral English Language Increased use of Library

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Goal 2 (continued) : ENS ADC will improved Reading / Language Arts Scores (grades 2-4) Linked to Inspection Framework Standards 4 : The Quality of Teaching Priority - Student overall attainment of below international standards. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Targets Strategies s Increase the percentage of 2nd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading by 5% (Spring 2013) NWEA MAP scores by June 2014. (In process of gathering baseline data 100% of the teachers and administrators will use the PowerSchool information system to document relevant academic and social progress. Also, they will engage in quarterly data team meetings to chart and analyze student academic progress, set goals, determine strategies and evaluate progress toward improved student achievement. Increased protected PLC time for teacher collaboration around data Teacher will receive PowerSchool training to ensure they are effectively using the platform. One staff member will be designated as the school-wide PowerSchool administrator Teachers administer formative assessments and analyze student work Strategies selected are geared toward student differentiation Data driven decision-making Collaborative teaming and common language May/June 2013 NWEA Map results Data Team Minutes MAP Scores Running Records Strategies / Tasks completed by June 2013 Common Formative Assessments (rubrics) UOI Summative Assessment Results Student library checkout Teachers Librarian Principals/Head Coordinators Sept 2012 June 2013 Dates of strategy review Dec. ______ March _____ June ______ Success Indicators Evidence Source Costing Lead Start End Progress Checks of SIP Goal

Increase the percentage of 3rd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading from 11.3% to 21.3% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

Student checkout of library books (both Arabic and English)

Increase the percentage of 4th Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading from 7.3% to 17.3% by June15, 2012 as measured by NWEA MAP

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

for learning Transformation to a school culture of accountability and PLC Descriptive feedback from administration Adequate time, resources, and support to teachers All teachers use NWEA Descartes to identify needs and inform instruction Increase student access to library by making an Arabic library

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

Goal 2 (continued) : : ENS ADC will improved Reading / Language Arts Scores (grades 2-4) Linked to Inspection Framework Standards 4 : The Quality of Teaching Priority - Student overall attainment of below international standards. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Targets Strategies Success Indicators Evidence Source Costing Lead Start End Progress Checks of SIP Goal

Increase the percentage of 2nd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading by 5% (Spring 2013) NWEA MAP scores by June 2014. (In process of gathering baseline data

Increase the percentage of 3rd Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading from 11.3% to 21.3% by June15, 2013 as measured by NWEA MAP

100% of teachers will implement with fidelity the vertically and horizontally aligned IB Objectives and Common Core curriculum in English Language Arts.

Increased protected PLC time for teacher collaboration around planners Adequate instructional resources to support to Units of Inquiry Curriculum Quality Unit Planners that include standards and evidence outcomes Grade books connect IB Objectives and Standards to lessons/units Ongoing formative assessment and communication to students and parents Collaboration and vertical teaming across grade levels Consistent tools and expectations

May/June 2013 NWEA Map results

PowerTeacher Gradebook PYP Unit Plans

Principals/Head Coordinators

Sept 2012

June 2013

Strategies / Tasks completed by June 2013

Parent feedback Teachers Student feedback CWT data UOI reflections

Dates of strategy review Dec. ______ March _____ June ______

Increase the percentage of 4th Grade students scoring proficient/higher in Reading from 7.3% to 17.3% by June15, 2012 as measured by NWEA MAP

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan

for instructional planning Descriptive feedback from administration Increased interdisciplinary unit plans

June 2013 Emirates National School Abu Dhabi City Primary Updated School Improvement Plan