Development Plan & Results Report
Duffield School's Development Plan is an integral component of our school accountability and assurance. This plan is an extension of the Parkland School Division Education Plan, which sets out educational priorities and assurance elements within the domains of education, while outlining the Division's Vision, Mission, Values, Ultimate Goal and Priorities. A strong plan implements strategies to maintain or improve student learning and achievement - while monitoring and adjusting as needed - and to help the school and division in making evidence-based decisions.
- 2020-2021 Duffield Results Report (link coming soon!)
- 2021-2022 Duffield School Development Plan (link coming soon!)
Every Parkland School Division school has evaluated their progress from last year in a Development Plan Results Report, using internal data, ThoughtExchange survey results, and Assurance survey results.
The goal of the Development Plan is to outline the strategies the school will follow for the 2021-2022 school year, based on their Element(s) of Focus, with the goal of improving their practices and achieving their desired state - one that aligns with the Division's Mission, Vision and Values.
By participating in Alberta Education’s Assurance Model, our school and our stakeholders are actively engaged in the development of our own local priorities and plans. Our development plan allows us to remain simultaneously forward-thinking and responsive to stakeholder concerns.
Element of Focus - Teachers and Leaders Promote Literacy and Numeracy
Stakeholder trust and confidence is gained when students clearly demonstrate that they understand, and can articulate, the process of their own learning. When asked, students should be able to speak to their learning processes and how their current learning will contribute to future growth.
- Alberta Education defines literacy as “the ability, confidence and willingness to engage with language to acquire, construct and communicate meaning in all aspects of daily living.”
- Alberta Education defines numeracy as “the ability, confidence and willingness to engage with quantitative or spatial information to make informed decisions in all aspects of daily living.”
Literacy and numeracy are essential competencies for successful learning and living. Literacy and numeracy continue to develop as our students attend to their learning at school and are required for success in our world. They are life-long active processes that begin at birth.
Stakeholders have expressed that they would like to see the best opportunities for learning provided in any school applied to each and every school and, to this end, a divisional approach to literacy and numeracy will be supported by all schools.