Babinda Performance Pact
At Babinda P-12 State School we fundamentally believe that students need to be
challenged, encouraged and supported to achieve their highest academic potential. To ensure this happens, we have introduced our Babinda Performance Pact. The pact is available for students whose attendance is 90% or more and it outlines a 3 way commitment to working in partnership with parents to ensure our students receive personalised attention to support them to “get on track” and reach their individual learning goals.
Performance Checks – Leaving nothing to chance
As part of this pact, we collect and collate student assessment work to create a school-wide performance check every 5 weeks. We do this because we believe ongoing improvement is most likely to be maintained when the school community — teachers, parents, students and school leaders — regularly review student data and progress towards their intended learning. Regular reviews provide the opportunities to celebrate success as well as calibrate or adjust strategies when they’re required. In this way a student’s learning performance is never left to chance.
Goal Setting – Developing a Learning Stretch
The first step in the pact is to design the personal learning goals or “learning stretch” for students to aspire to. To do this we hold goal setting meetings – with parents and students. The discussions centre on
- Identifying a student’s strengths and areas they think they could improve in.
- Developing targeted actions student can do to achieve their goals.
- Agreeing on Interim goals for Semester One.
Support Investment – Tuition, Focus and Support
Once we have established student learning goals, after every performance check, we then contact parents of students to inform them whether their child is “on or off track”. Parents whose children are not on-track are asked to take part in an additional support meeting where the school outlines the tuition investment that we will make to get them back “On-Track”.
Finally, ongoing student performance monitoring, whilst it helps us remain responsive to issues pertaining to student improvement, the most important purpose for us in having ongoing monitoring of achievement is that our students get to regularly see themselves as successful and confident learners. So as part of this program we constantly celebrate progress towards their goals as well as year level benchmarks and we do that by regularly reporting to parents, by praising improvement, by celebrating achievement and by believing in them.