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 Business Plan 2016 - 2018

The school Business Plan was collaboratively produced by staff in consultation with the School Board.

Our Vision

Madeley Primary School will nurture and promote life-long learners within a positive school community where respect is valued and independence and excellence are expected.

Our Values

  • RESPECT: for self, others, community, environment
  • RESPONSIBILITY: for behaviour of self and others, and for learning
  • RESILIENCE: in relationships, in learning, being able to bounce-back, learn from failures, take risks and self-reflect

Our Beliefs

At Madeley Primary School we believe:

  • Students succeed best when education is viewed as a shared responsibility between home and school.
  • That high expectations will promote high standards
  • That best practice in teaching should be common practice in all classrooms
  • Real-life, purposeful learning is best achieved through well planned, explicit teaching.
  • In supporting all community members (staff, students parents) to achieve their best through reflective practice and collaboration.
  • Students learn best when they are fully engaged in the learning process and highly accountable for their own achievement.
  • In catering for individual needs through the differentiation of curriculum.
  • That respectful, caring relationship will enable everyone to feel safe, valued and supported.
  • In clear, open and respectful communication.
  • Learning is life-long and is achieved through commitment and resilience.
  • The school environment is an ideal social setting in which to teacher positive behaviour.
  • Improvement in behaviour is learnt best through positive, respectful relationships and not rewards and punishments
  • In developing independent learners

Our Guiding Principles

Curriculum: The school has a philosophy of excellence and provides opportunities for students to experience and develop higher order thinking skills. The use of information technology and its use in the classroom is a focus.

Community: The school is viewed as central to the local community and encourages interaction and involvement. The focus is on a supportive and connected community.

Care: Student individual needs are recognised and valued. The focus is a positive and nurturing environment.

Our School Logo

Madeley Primary School LogoMadeley Primary School LogoThis design began by considering symbolism that suggests the continual process of furthering one’s education whilst also taking into account the three core values of Madeley Primary School; care, community and curriculum. A solution encompassing a strong and contemporary graphic form provides a visual link between these elements. It is solid, depicting trustworthiness and consistency, two important values we require of our educators.

Where many Primary School identities are somewhat predictable and literal, the logo of Madeley Primary School encompasses quality, creativity and strategy and is able to be highly differentiated. It is an appropriate and identifiable symbol with an element of hidden meaning that is intended to be unique to the members of Madeley Primary School.

The final resolution consists of a stylised Capital M that explores a pathway leading from the pioneering history of the Madeley district to an infinite future that these students will create. The three components that make up this letter M reflect Madeley Primary School’s internal values (each sweep representing a ‘c’) whilst also emulating the rows of vegetables of the district’s market gardener’s of our pioneering past. It is a dynamic mark that in addition, represents a running track, symbolism that we so often associate with energetic children.

This identity is to mirror the desire of the staff and students of Madeley Primary School to take a holistic approach to learning whilst making a positive impact on both the lives of themselves and those of community members. The students are to establish an emotional connection to this mark that communicates personality and commands attention. It allows the staff and students to embrace a sense of unity and pride because of its minimalist, simplistic and stylish design.

The harmonious colour scheme incorporates the colour scheme implemented for Madeley Primary School’s uniform as well as considering the physical exterior finishes of the school, again providing a significant visual link. Light blue signifies open skies and the endless possibilities that education provides. Gold communicates energy, is positive and is associated with optimism, warmth and light. Navy blue acts as the base colour of the combination that not only ties the palette together but also represents a sense of strength and solidity. These are all traits that are at the core of Madeley Primary School’s value system.

The intention in creating this design is to offer something that defies expectation and is reflective of this progressive, forward-thinking and modern Primary School. This design is non-traditional offering flair and vitality whilst being balanced by solid typography and a unified and balanced layout.

The Independent Public School Cluster

Madeley Primary School, Landsdale Primary School, Ashdale Primary School and Ashdale Secondary College are an integrated, holistic K-12 learning community. Four school sites, one learning environment. As a collaborative partnership we have a developed shared identity assisted by geographical proximity and a strong sense of being an inclusive community. As a cluster we have a common purpose, a joint vision for the improvement, attainment, achievement and progression of young people.

The autonomy and flexibility provided by the IPS Initiative enables cluster schools to maximise standards and students performance by being able to:

  • Be creative and think about innovation, eg. programs delivered, thinking about the provision of schooling differently.
  • Provide a seamless K-12 curriculum which ensures professional sharing of skills and expertise.
  • Establish K-12 cluster staffing pools.
  • Grow capacity of the staff through professional learning easily between sites.
  • Resource sharing e.g. the use of specialist facilities for primary students such as Science Labs and Drama Theatre.