At MPS Training we are currently in the process of developing our “Everyday Excellence” programme.
Initially we will use our newly developed “Everyday Excellence” Assessment and Evaluation System with themed Craft and Design and Technology Projects (CDT) but as part of our self evaluation procedures we hope to apply the same “Everyday Excellence” Assessment and Evaluation System to all areas of the curriculum. The system is being developed to integrate the principles of “A Curriculum for Excellence” with the guidance of the “Outcomes and Experiences” and “Assessment is for Learning” in a way that makes it easy for teaching staff and student alike to assess and evaluate the whole learning experience. The use of comprehensive Lesson Plans, Student Workbooks and the Assessment and Evaluation Tool, all designed to work in concert will enable us to more accurately assess the progress of our students and help them to make easier transitions into further education and the world of work.
Every project and learning experience undertaken by students at MPS will be evaluated and reworked to fit into our “Everyday Excellence” program.
The initial evaluation will look at the four capacities and will assess which aspects of the four capacities will be addressed and which curricular areas will be encompassed by the project.
The next step of the process is to take an in-depth look at which outcomes and experiences are relevant to this particular project and these are added to the “Everyday Excellence” Assessment Checklist for that project.
Detailed Lesson Plans are then prepared to give teaching staff specific guidance on how the project should be run on a lesson by lesson basis
The student Guide is prepared with attention given to ensuring that students have the opportunity to gain the widest possible learning experience.
Finally the Student Workbook is constructed so that all necessary evidence for proper assessment is readily available.
At the conclusion of each project, Staff will meet to evaluate the success of the project and to look at possible areas for development. Any changes will be implemented immediately, ensuring that the next group of students will have an improved learning experience.