More than 20 public schools have been chosen to join a key initiative to enhance Western Australian primary students’ literacy skills.
The schools were selected as internship schools in round three of the Centre for Excellence in Explicit Teaching of Literacy program. This brings the total number of schools involved to 60.
The centre, run in partnership with Curtin University and identified schools, forms part of a wider $3.5 million State Government commitment to improve literacy teaching in WA public schools.
The centre studies teaching methods of exemplary teachers who have achieved strong and sustained improvement in students’ reading and writing skills.
Through the internship program, teachers observe these exemplary teachers in the classroom to see how they use explicit teaching practices.
Teachers in the internship program will then develop and share knowledge with their own colleagues and those in other schools.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“I am pleased to see the continued roll-out of our Centre for Excellence in Explicit Teaching of Literacy.
“This is about providing Western Australian primary students with the best possible learning opportunities and equipping them with key literacy skills and knowledge to set them up for bright futures.
“I’m sure that furthering teachers’ expertise with high-quality professional learning and harnessing the methods of exemplary educators will lead to great results for students in WA classrooms.”
Round Three Centre for Excellence in Explicit Teaching of Literacy Internship Schools:
Baldivis Gardens Primary School
Baynton West Primary School
Bayswater Primary School
Dowerin District High School
Ellen Stirling Primary School
Esperance Primary School
Hocking Primary School
Hollywood Primary School
Kyilla Primary School
Leda Primary School
Mindarie Primary School
North Fremantle Primary School
Rivergums Primary School
South Lake Primary School
Spencer Park Primary School
Springfield Primary School
Waikiki Primary School
Wandina Primary School
West Busselton Primary School
Wickepin Primary School
Yokine Primary School