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Laffan Out Loud - Term 2 Week 6 2016


Dear Parents and Friends,

We are all entering an important phase in our school year, assessment and  reporting ensures that all children’s needs are constantly being met. The    collection of student data is a daily event, the analysis of every piece of your children’s work  informs the work of all teaching teams in planning and        programming.


Each week, I meet with class teachers, learning support teachers (diversity team), Teacher educators and leading teachers to support student needs through

Case Management meetings.

These meetings focus on student’s strengths and challenges, short-term goals are created and teaching strategies are confirmed. 

Students needs are also supported through:

· Extended Mathematics Programme

· Reading Recovery

· Personalised Programmes

· Targeted Learning Programmes


The aim of these support programmes is to ensure students needs are supported by highly trained     specialist teachers. We, at St. Michael’s believe in early intervention and aim at tracking the growth of all children.


Last week we sent another sample of student’s work and teacher responses, we are attempting to      provide a more ongoing insight into your child’s work and growth. As the quote above confirms ‘your child’s success is dependent upon the positive relationship we build between home and school.’


To support your understanding and participation in your child’s learning I invite you to consider:

· Seeking advice from your child’s teacher through making an appointment to meet

· When talking with your child, (in reviewing their work) spend time asking them questions such as:

- Why were you doing this?

- What skills were you using in completing this work?

- What about this work did you enjoy the most?

- In what ways could you improve on this work? Or

- How could you do this differently next time?

· Take time (no matter how old the child) to read with and to your children.

I want to stress that our role is to support the building of a community where we live out the saying …...


“Love One Another”

John Laffan




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