State Action Plan
St Joseph's has been part of the NSW State Action Plan for Literacy and Numeracy since 2014. The NSW Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020 is a plan to ensure NSW students have the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need for success in learning and in life. Literacy and numeracy skills will be described clearly, taught explicitly, assessed meaningfully and reported regularly in all schools across NSW.
Based on the best evidence available, our priorities over the next four years will be:
- expand and enhance the focus on instructional leadership for Kindergarten to Year 2
- a continued focus on intervention in the early years of schooling
- clear guidance on explicit teaching
- focus on better, faster diagnostic assessments.
This has been successful at St Joseph's and has resulted in improved literacy and numeracy results in NAPLAN each year.