LPS recognised as 'A School of Choice"
Every four years the School is subjected to a School Review, with the last one being in 2012. The purpose of the External school Review is to raise the level of achievement and sustain high performance. At the end of Term 3, the 2016 School Review was conducted with the focus on “Teaching and Learning”. This is a rigorous process that in essence audits the School’s educational capability, practices and outcomes.
Students, teachers, staff and the Board were scrutinised with evidence-based assessments made against pedagogy, product, learning outcome data; the leadership team gave presentations on the Explicit School Improvement agenda and teachers and students were interviewed. No stone was left unturned.
So how did Larrakeyah fare?
Larrakeyah Primary School has performed exceedingly well at the External School Review conducted in September, 2016.
First, let’s reflect on 2012. The previous assessment graded Larrakeyah as “average” across most categories, with some “highs” and “outstandings”. In addition, it also provided a suite of recommendations to improve overall school performance and learning outcomes. When Mrs Mauger arrived, just after the 2012 review, she was in a prime position of having had a full set of data and could objectively view the recommendations and undertake to implement them. With the support of our excellent teaching staff, that is exactly what has occurred.
In fact, never has a School improved so dramatically across all assessed criteria with Larrakayah now assessed as “Outstanding” in many categories. In the domain “Effective Teaching Practices”, the School moved from Medium in 2012 to Outstanding in 2016 in all criteria within the Domain which is rare for any school.
Here you can find attached our previous review conducted in 2012 and our current review of 2016. In a short span of time, Larrakeyah Primary School has shown tremendous growth and in the words of our Independent Reviewer, Mr. John Glasby, "has become a school of choice." We are chuffed!