Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome to Tapping Primary School. Tapping PS community can celebrate our success in gaining Independent Public School status for 2013. Schools selected for IPS status must demonstrate the highest standards in a range of key areas. I have briefly outlined some of the reasons an independent panel endorsed Tapping PS for this status. These quotes are taken directly from the document:
- The merit selection process has enabled Tapping PS to form a formidable teaching team committed to the ethos of the school.
- The capacity for staff to work in teams and take on additional leadership responsibilities was critical in managing rapid student enrolments and school restructuring. Curriculum leaders collaborated with staff to build resources from the ground up that met the needs of students across all learning areas. This process demonstrated a thorough understanding of prioritising the needs of students and required a strong commitment to assessment, an explicit understanding of financial management and administration procedures.
- Tapping PS has embedded a range of whole school practices that demonstrate both innovation and commitment to best practice. This includes a commitment to collaborative team meetings which focus on student data, whole school standards and sharing of explicit teaching strategies. A highly competent teaching team is fundamental to a schools ability to take on greater responsibility.