IB Primary Years Programme

How SEQTA supports PYP

Communication

A.6 The school promotes open communication based on understanding and respect.
  • Parents and students can access their respective portals to view lesson details, resources and assessment results and feedback, reports and much more
  • All IB policies are available for students and parents to access
  • Attendance and key pastoral care information is communicated to parents

Curriculum mapping

C2.1b The school ensures that there is a coherent, horizontally and vertically articulated programme of inquiry.
C2.4 The written curriculum identifies the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes to be developed over time.
C2.4a The school has scope and sequence documents that indicate the development of conceptual understanding, knowledge and skills for each Primary Years Programme subject area.

Create scope and sequence documents that:

  • Identify the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes to be developed over time
  • Allow teachers to reflect on the vertical and horizontal articulation of the programme of inquiry

Assessment & Reporting

C4.5 The school has systems for recording student progress aligned with the assessment philosophy of the programme(s).
C4.6 The school has systems for reporting student progress aligned with the assessment philosophy of the programme(s).
C4. 7 The school analyses assessment data to inform teaching and learning.
  • Through the SEQTA marks book teachers can record student results and create reports which are aligned with the PYP assessment philosophy
  • Assessment data can be exported to excel and analysed
  • Publish and distribute school reports online and notify students and parents
  • Reports can also include for example, attendance statistics, approaches to learning, learner profile attributes etc.

Tasks

C3 Teaching and Learning.
C3.4 Teaching and learning promotes the understanding and practice of academic honesty.
  • Integrate turnitin to browse originality reports and plagiarism percentage
  • Embed a range of resources to support completion of work
  • Students can e-submit work directly to teachers’ marks books
  • Teachers can upload student work to the marks book for students to review
  • Track individual student progress on tasks
  • Provide formative real-time feedback on student progress at any stage

Attendance

A.6 The school promotes open communication based on understanding and respect.
  • Easily record and track daily attendance that can be followed-up if required
  • Identify and analyse attendance patterns (minute by minute)
  • Communicate attendance data to parents
  • Export attendance information to excel
  • Take attendance on a mobile device

Inclusion

B2.8 The school provides support for its students with learning and/or special educational needs and support for their teachers.
C1.6 Collaborative planning and reflection incorporates differentiation for students’ learning needs and styles.
C3.10 Teaching and learning differentiates instruction to meet students’ learning needs and styles.
  • Create, manage and share with a students’ teachers their individual student plan identifying support needs required
  • Select and integrate the myEd tool to differentiate the curriculum to individualise students’ learning and meet their specific learning needs
  • Track individual student progress from a teachers’ marks book, provide feedback and respond to student questions.

Primary Years Unit Planners

C1.1 b Planning at the school makes use of the Primary Years Programme planner and planning process across the curriculum and by all teachers.
C1.c Planning at the school addresses all the essential elements to strengthen the transdisciplinary nature of the programme.
C1.4 The school provides for easy access to completed Primary Years Programme planners.
C1.4b The school ensures that Primary Years Programme planners are coherent records of student learning.
C2.1d There is documented evidence that the curriculum developed addresses the five essential elements of the Primary Years Programme.
  • The built-in PYP unit planner enables teachers to collaboratively plan, edit, document and share unit planners across the curriculum
  • Built in concepts makes it easy to use
  • All resources can be embedded within unit planners to facilitate collaboration and ensure easy access from year-to-year

Lessons and Classes

C2.2 The written curriculum is available to the school community.
C3 Teaching and Learning.
  • Everything is organised in a single location so that teachers can collaboratively plan lessons, share curriculum resources, mark attendance, access the marks book, track academic progress etc to name a few, without leaving the system. This can all be shared with parents to facilitate the school-to-home communication
  • Students can create folios and goals to share with their teachers and parents

Ongoing Feedback

C4.4 The school provides students with feedback to inform and improve their learning.
C4.8 The school provides opportunities for students to participate in, and reflect on, the assessment of their work.
  • Teachers can provide continuous ongoing feedback to students and parents through the teachers’ marks book
  • Remove tedious report writing by moving to a system of continuous feedback
  • Students can complete reflections on individual tasks and share with parents and teachers
  • Teachers can provide formative feedback to students through the marks book

Track Academic Progress

A.6 The school promotes open communication based on understanding and respect.
  •  Parents, teachers and school leaders can easily track individual student progress and reflections

Pastoral Care

A.6 The school promotes open communication based on understanding and respect.
  • Enter and track pastoral care records
  • Analyse trends in pastoral care data
  • Manage student goals
  • Mange student health centre/sick-bay records
  • Communicate pastoral care information to key stakeholders
  • Manage student behaviour

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