It is essential to get the basics right. Improving literacy and numeracy is a continued focus so that students can engage in all aspects of learning. We also need to respond to the individual needs of each student and ensure that every child and young person is supported to achieve their best.
Key highlights to be progressed include:
- establishing a statewide Reading Centre to provide specialist advice
- creating an Autism Education Hub in partnership with experts
- providing additional guidance officers and mental health coaches.
To learn more about our exciting initiatives, view the Advancing education action plan.
Ideas into action
We have already begun putting some of these ideas into action...
Improving literacy and numeracy
Targeted teaching, support and monitoring of individual students has resulted in significant gains in foundation literacy and numeracy skills at Mount Isa Central State School.
The school has a strong focus on using data to improve children's skills in literacy and numeracy, and student progress is measured regularly. Data also informs goal setting and feedback processes for students, teachers and parents.
The support for early learners to develop foundation literacy and numeracy skills has resulted in strong gains in the proportion of students achieving at or above the National Minimum standard in Year 3 NAPLAN writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation.