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Policy Context

LOOKING AT OUR SCHOOL: A QUALITY FRAMEWORK FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS– 2016

My Learner ID Series supports 43 Statements of ‘Highly Effective Practice’ in the new framework for school self-evaluation. Statement such as:

 

‘Pupils see themselves as learners and demonstrate this in their positive and reflective approach to classwork and homework’ (p.13)

 

‘Pupils assess their progress and are aware of their strengths and areas for development as learners’ (p.16)

 

‘Pupils take responsibility for their own learning..’ (p.16)

 

‘Teachers use parent teacher meetings to support parents’ meaningful involvement in their children’s education and development as learners’ (p.17)

 

‘Those in leadership and management roles value pupils’ views..’ (p. 20)

GUIDELINES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS – SUPPORTING PUPILS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS (2017)

My LID supports teachers in fulfilling the following teacher guidelines to record:

  • Personal experiences and perceptions of learning
  • Pupils views about what currently helps them learn and what strategies they feel may help
WELL-BEING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: GUIDELINES FOR MENTAL HEALTH (2016)

While not a mental health resource, My LID nurtures learner well-being through empowerment, responsibility, ownership and voice in learning. Ownership and efficacy in learning inevitably will have a reciprocal beneficial effect on learner well-being.

AISTEAR: THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

My LID Series compliments Aistear by:

  • Developing learner dispositions
  • In nurturing children to see themselves as capable learners
  • Enabling children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively
ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING, NCCA

My LID Series fulfil the intent of AFL by using assessment in the classroom as a tool to improve students’ learning characterised by:

  • Sharing learning goals
  • Helping students to recognise the standard they are aiming for
  • Involving students in assessing their own learning
  • Providing feedback
  • Communicating confidence that every child can improve
ASSESSMENT IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL: GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS (2007)

My Learner ID Series provides a coherent, developmental and stage appropriate framework for tracking the voice of the learner through Assessment for Learning (AfL) methodologies, self and peer assessment opportunities, use of rubrics and opportunities to respond.

 

My LID moves beyond the guidelines in introducing open-ended assessment methodologies, PCP frameworks and in focusing the learner, through varied assessment methodologies, on learning how to learn and actualising as a learner.

TRANSITION FROM PRESCHOOL TO PRIMARY SCHOOL (2016)

My LID Series:

  • Provides a glimpse of the worldview of the child at key transition points
  • Enables new teachers to get a sense of the ‘who’ of the child, ‘how’ they learn best and their developing sense of themselves as learner.