TCDSB Board Learning Improvement Plan – 2014 to 2018
The TCDSB’s Board Learning Improvement Plan (BLIP) guides each school’s learning improvement plan – laying out our priorities for the next three years as a Catholic education system in Toronto.
The driving force behind Catholic education – so, behind the board learning improvement plan is creating a supportive, fulfilling and loving ‘home’ for our students at school:
‘The “home” represents the most precious human treasures, that of encounter, that of relations among people, different in age, culture and history, but who live together and together help one another to grow. For this reason, the “home” is a crucial place in life, where life grows and can be fulfilled, because it is a place in which every person learns to receive love and to give love.’ (Pope Francis)
What the plan has been created to achieve (it’s mission) is:
Achieving Excellence: Children and students of all ages will achieve high levels of academic performance, acquire valuable skills and demonstrate good citizenship. Educators will be supported in learning continuously and will be recognized as among the best in the world.
Ensuring Equity: All children and students will be inspired to reach their full potential, with access to rich learning experiences that begins at birth and continues into adulthood.
Promoting Well-Being: All children and students will develop enhanced mental and physical health, a positive sense of self and belonging, and the skills to make positive choices.
Enhancing Public Confidence: Ontarians will continue to have confidence in a publicly funded education system that helps develop new generations of confident, capable and caring citizens.
Based on what we are aiming to achieve, the areas of strategic action are:
- Increasing Student Engagement
- Reducing the Learning Opportunity Gap
- Nurturing our Catholic community
- Student Learning.
And the areas of focus – each with its own goals – are:
- Home, School, (Parish) and Community Partnerships
- Assessment for, as and of Learning
- School and Classroom Leadership
- Student Engagement
- Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
- Pathways, Planning and Programming
- Nurturing our Catholic Community
- Staff Engagement and Well-being.
A parent? Ask your child’s principal about the school’s learning improvement plan. Principals have been encouraged to have a school community meeting to discuss.
To find out more, please go to The Complete Board Learning Improvement Plan for 2014 to 2018.