(sco) Johnstonebridge Primary School

EVALUATION SUMMARY        Back to OUR Future             ErasmusPlus  2014-2016

Name of School: “Chiara e Francesco d’Assisi”

Country: Italy

Each of the following boxes requires a summary statement linked to the results of your evaluation.  Each statement should be approximately 150 words (about 10 sentences).

Please use the self evaluation words in booklet 4 (from the Romanian meeting).

1.    Teacher Evaluation Sheet

Good experiences with the workshop activities, both with the foreigner students and children from our school.

More attention to the vertical sharing of teaching for the staff.

Some teachers attended the international meetings,

Better conversations held in the staffroom about project work.

Good involvement of all the colleagues from the school, the parents and students.

Better practice of the English language for teachers.

Excellent connection with the Four Skills Plan.

2.   Pupils (and Teacher Sheet)

Better practice of the English language for students.

New skills learned about the handicraft and saving energy and materials to be recycled.

Good improvement of the motivation towards the Project.

More development of the European citizenship.

Better skills in the ICT abilities (Power-Point presentation, common website, taking pictures and recording short videos).


3.  School Improvement Action Plan

Good attendance at the project events.

Parents well-involved in the Italian workshop.

Better practice of the English language for parents.

Community (Town Hall, Cantù lace association...) involvement.

Each class had a diploma for the saving of the energy.


Evaluation Summary  /   Pen Disc LA  /   Project Working

NAME JB Staff Together

This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work and how it impacts into your school and teaching . The copies should be kept by the teachers ready for completion at the end of year two. It may be useful to ask your school project colleagues to also complete this.


Start of the project responses (Year One)

End of the project summary (Year Two)

How does the project add to your teaching and learning experience in the school?

This is an opportunity for real life learning in a real environment. Skill sharing amongst practitioners in other countries. It encourages reflective practice, delivers part of curriculum for excellence. Engages pupils by offering a 'bigger learning experience'.


How do you share the project work with your colleagues? How does this involve them in the work of the project?

Displays around school, younger children involved through craft club, ecological projects involving outdoor activities with rangers, science activities on an Eco theme. Celebratory newsletter bringing together the threads of project work across the curriculum. Encouraging everyone to view the project website (Using this for school presentations.)


How does your school benefit from your European work?

Modern languages suddenly becoming real as most pupils haven't been outside Britain. A real Chance to visit Austria/Europe, sourcing local ingredients to make terra preta/engaging with real science.


How does the project encourage pupils’ a)confidence,



a) confidence - children leading events such as Burns Supper speeches, important traditional links and confidence building activities.

b) motivation – events are seen as good fun, good artistic results make children proud of work, feel part of the 'bigger picture'. As in lanterns in Burns Parade.

c) responsibility - the work allows us to create roles for children to take in new responsibilities / leadership roles.


How do you ensure that the quality of the pupils’ project work is robust?

We ensure that the experiences and outcomes for the project are linked to our curricular programme and that they are an important part of our national and local assessment and tracking targets.


NAME JB class results

This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work. The copies should be kept by the teachers and students ready for completion at the end of year two. Pupils can be given the support that teachers feel is necessary and a whole class discussion would be recommended prior to completing the form to engage the children with the main ideas.


Start of the project responses (Year One)

End of the project summary (Year Two)

What skills do you already have that would be considered traditional skills?

Sewing 4 Knitting 2 Horse Riding 1 Baking 5 Chess 2 Cycling 1 Draughts 4 Conkers 2 Skipping 2 Dog training 5 Swimming 1 Gardening 1

Football 4 Mole-catching 1 Crochet 2 Soup Making 1


What skills do you have that you think are useful these days?

Sewing 1 Swimming 3 Soup 1 Baking 7

Jam1 Repair Picture 1 Looking after farm animals1

Training Dogs 3 Changing Tyre 1 Mending 1

Cooking 2 Football 3 Milking/Fencing/Draining 1


What traditional skills does your family and your neighbours have?

Family: Make jam 11 Bake 3 Fish 1 Mend 2

Grow fruit 1 Fish 1 Catch Moles 1 Make wine 1

Sew 1 Woodwork/build 4 Football 2

neighbours: gardening / mending / making / wine/wood work


List some things that you think could be changed for the better in the world today.

Recycle 8 Repair 2 Re-use 5

Eco cars (Get rid of pollution) Get rid of sweets

Bake from scratch with fresh ingredients

Help people in poor countries


What traditional things would you like to learn or to find out about?

Baking (choc. Cake / brownies / puddings / flapjacks )

Make own clothes / Bread 2 / train sheep dogs

Make different kinds of meals / Make soup 2

Woodwork / carving origami ... birds / planes, etc


What could we do in our project which could change things for the future?



Cook own food from scratch 6

Encourage children to be more active 7

Less waste

Learn more skills (Become more skilled individually)


SCHOOL: Johnstonebridge PS (The school has an improvement target in the 2014/2015 School Improvement Plan.)

This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work. It is designed to look at how your school will improve through the two years of the project work. It should enable you to engage the school community in active discussions around the main theme, ie, connecting the past with the future.




Is developing European Citizenship, including this particular Project, a part of your school improvement plan? (The EU would like to encourage this.)

List how you implement the project across the school community: Project helps us link with Europe via website / letters. Whole school / members of community involved through craft club. European Citizenship is a priority for development and is listed in the school improvement plan for 2014 / 2015.

We would like to link up more effectively with Austria using Skype, (We currently need to purchase special equipment for our school system.) Younger members of the school community will be fully involved in our growing /gardening plan which begins in Spring

How do you aim to connect the learning about the past to the way that our (local) communities should live in the future?

Through exciting topics, interviews with members of the community, such as with our rag rugs, then invite the community to help / work with us and pass on skills. Reuse, recycle, repair in context to improving school life. Try terra preta – how to grow / garden in an Eco / Environmentally friendly way.


How will you use the project to encourage awareness of how to develop healthy active lifestyles?

Active play is encouraged, to show the children it's more exciting than computer / x box gaming. Healthy eating encouraged in Spring term linked to growing our own salad.

Hopefully members of the Community will teach us skills such as bowling (which is a disappearing skill). This should help to encourage life-long fitness.

Traditional active games will be explored.

How will the project develop exciting ‘bigger learning experiences’ and enterprise?



Erasmus Plus work is a key driver in our Global Citizenship / Enterprise & Sustainability targets. It leads to more holistic learning and lends itself to celebrations such as Burns day / Austrian day / Sports day / Eco charcoal burning day. Activities are often extended to include real enterprise opportunities.

Our plan is that more Eco work / outdoor learning / outdoor play & activities will build confidence/a sense of responsibility. These are all 'big' whole school community days / exciting experiences / memorable & motivating.

How do you plan to use the project to engage pupils in learning a foreign language?

Practising German phrases for a proposed visit Skype link and Austrian visit. Hope to learn some suitable phrases in Spanish for letter writing.

Purchase microphone required for Skype / increase skills in using new technology. Build in German phrases for Austria / Berlin visit with pupils. Establish an email link with another country.

How do you plan to use ICT to enhance and improve the project experience?

We are already filming, taking photos and downloading them into an Erasmus folder for stories using 'Word'.

We have used 'Publisher ' to create a class news paper to publicise our Erasmus project work around the whole school community.

Pupils to become skilled in making Photo-stories, making and delivering Power-point presentations and use Skype effectivly for linking. Develop good ICT / Life Skills using the above.