Individual Learning

Our Approach to Personalised Learning in Preschool

Our aim is to provide a high quality early-years education in a rich, exciting and nurturing environment for your child. The Preschool programme is designed to create excitement about learning through encouraging your child’s particular interests. This approach will enable them to grow into confident, caring and curious children with good learning habits and a life-long love of learning. Our Personal Achievement Targets, (PATs) will identify and provide for the individual educational needs of every child and provide a process by which parents of preschool children can become more involved in the learning and direction of their child. Goals for PATs will result from teacher data and observations, identified needs or interests of individual children and /or parent advice and suggestions. PATs and supporting evidence will feature in each child’s learning portfolio. The PAT is not part of our reporting process and is used as an internal planning tool for teachers’ use only.

What are Personal Achievement Targets (PATs)?

The PATs process brings parents and teachers together as a team to consider the student’s current level of performance. Parents, teachers and students work together in identifying strengths, learning styles, challenges and interests, and then use this information to set one to three agreed goals aimed at building learning capacity. Support that can be provided by both the School and home is also discussed. Throughout the year, these goals are informally reviewed for students from Foundation to Year 4, and as they are achieved, new goals can take their place. Middle School teachers and students regularly meet to review progress towards the goals. One other meeting will also be scheduled in Term 3 for parents and teachers to formally review the PATs. Parents are always welcome, however, to contact their child’s teacher should they wish to have additional meetings.

PATs Process Overview

Term 1

Student observation and diagnostic assessment

Term 1

Teacher and parent (and student, depending upon age) discuss learning aims and goals are agreed

Term 1 – 3

Personal Achievement Targets are applied, reviewed and assessed on an ongoing basis

Term 3

Teacher and parent review the learning goals and new goals are determined according to achievement