Upper Canada District School Board
Releases 2015-2016 Director’s Annual
Report to the Community
(Brockville) – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) 2015-2016 Director’s Annual Report to the Community demonstrates how board efforts are strategically aligned with provincial goals and objectives and are focused on improving learning and well-being, Director Stephen Sliwa said Wednesday.
The report, entitled Achieving Together: Leading and Learning for All, outlines the board’s success in meeting our four strategic priorities of achieving excellence, ensuring equity, promoting well-being, and enhancing public confidence in our district.
“This report is about our clear focus on student achievement and creating safe, accepting, and supportive environments in our schools and workplaces where staff and students can thrive,” said Sliwa.
The recently released report highlights how we have deepened our commitment to student learning through our Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA). The plan identifies system goals and strategies to improve student understanding in literacy and math and how we are developing capacity in our principals and vice-principals to ensure effective assessment practices in our schools.
The report also reveals how the board is:
· Focusing on relevant learning opportunities for our students and evidence-based teaching practices through promoting successful instructional approaches such as the three-part math lesson and math talk.
· Developing our principals and vice-principals to be both instructional and administrative leaders to benefit our students and communities.
· Providing a welcoming atmosphere for students through Indigenous education programs, our focus on equity and inclusion, and the reciprocal learning experience resulting from our International Education Program.
· Enhancing system wellness through a variety of programs for our students such as our popular Upper Canada Cup athletic championships, and through mental health supports offered to students.
· Improving public confidence in our system through better communication with our parent community through our My Family Room messaging system and connecting with the general public through our UCTV website.
“This report shows we are taking every opportunity to ensure we develop students who are smart, resilient, adaptable, innovative and caring, all with the intent of meeting our board mission of preparing every student for a successful life.”
Updated December 12, 2016