“The future is not someplace we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are made, not found, and the making of them changes the destination and the maker” ~ Phillip Adams.
Essendon North Primary School pursues excellence in developing global learners and leaders, who strive to exceed expectations. We maximise the potential of all; empowering independence, excellence, innovation and engagement with the world. We aim to continuously improve the quality of education for every child in every classroom. We place a high priority on delivering high quality instructional practices in all curriculum areas, and student learning outcomes.
The community is committed to strategic research and futures’ thinking to ensure that Essendon North Primary School is creative and innovative in approach and practice, and is able to optimise the learning capacity of all students. To this end, the school regularly conducts a strategic review of all aspects of the school and plans for improvement, in alignment with the principles and practices of the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the CIS and IB World Schools.
The following strategic intentions are taken from the school’s Strategic Plan (2019 to 2022) and reflect the community’s commitment to delivering an international standard of education for every child in every classroom. Each year the school develops their Annual Implementation Plan (AIP), to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Each year the school publishes an Annual Report, reporting on progress and achievement in the previous year.
Key Improvement Strategy 1.a - Develop, document and embed a consistent, whole school approach to instructional practice in Literacy and Numeracy, with direct links to Units of Inquiry
Key Improvement Strategy 1.b - Build practice excellence through collaboration to support the implementation of the instructional model
Key Improvement Strategy 1.c - Build teacher agency to enable student agency
Key Improvement Strategy 2.a - Embed responsive and proactive instructional and distributed leadership
Key Improvement Strategy 2.b - Enhance teacher capabilities to use data to differentiate and plan for learning
Key Improvement Strategy 2.c - Build the understanding of the inter-relationship between the PYP and Victorian Curriculum frameworks to ensure the quality and integrity of learning and teaching
Key Improvement Strategy 3.a - Build a shared understanding of global citizenship to strengthen and connect the community of ENPS
Key Improvement Strategy 3.b - Enhance/create learning environments which reflect/support the ENPS vision, values and culture
Key Improvement Strategy 3.c - Embed a school wide approach to create an environment and community that reflects the ENPS vision, values and culture