At Adamstown Community College as a result of the National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy for Children and Young people 2011-2020 we are working on our School Self –Evaluation process.
We have dedicated teaching staff who work on improving literacy and numeracy as part of this framework. At Adamstown Community College we have a literacy committee who work collaboratively with the subject departments in order to encourage literacy within the classroom, a proactive reading system and strong whole school approach to literacy. It may seem that English, Irish or other languages are the subjects where literacy is most obvious and may be less obvious in Maths or Science. It is through collaborative work across all subject areas that enable us to create a positive teaching and learning environment within the school community.
Continuing with the framework we have also implemented a number of numeracy initiatives headed by our numeracy committees. Our Numeracy task team have prepared a number of strategies that have improved numeracy within the classroom and also the whole school. Again working collaboratively across the subject departments we have a strong whole school approach, common classroom displays and subject planning that incorporates numeracy within.
Furthermore, as part of our School Self Evaluation we have embarked on a project concerned with student voice. This project has enabled us to gather data around teaching and learning and look at areas which provide feedback to teachers.