CPD Week 2 Departments SOLO 01/12/15

CPD Week 2 Departments SOLO 01/12/15

As a follow up to last week’s CPD Whole School CPD session where we introduced the staff to SOLO Taxonomy, we were very keen to find out what staff had done since the training.  We asked each department to spend the first 15 minutes of their Week 2 Department...
Sharing good practice

Sharing good practice

This post will be a collection of the ideas and strategies that find their way from to my email on a daily basis.  We actively encourage staff to share good practice, what’s worked (and what hasn’t!), and my inbox is rapidly filling with photos and...
CPD Week 3 Differentiated 24/11/15

CPD Week 3 Differentiated 24/11/15

Week three of our cycle is differentiated, with staff split into three groups based on their experience and/or position. Our NQT – 4th years meet together and this week we focused on the events happening before the end of term and considered the role they could...
CPD Week 2 Departments  Assessment 10/11/15

CPD Week 2 Departments Assessment 10/11/15

Week 2 of our CPD cycle sees staff working together in subject departments and clusters on a Teaching and Learning focused agenda. This week, we asked staff to carry out a work scrutiny on our usual pro-forma and to spend their time completing assessment of key pieces...
CPD Week 4 Teach Meets 20/10/2015

CPD Week 4 Teach Meets 20/10/2015

This year, our T&L groups each have a very specific focus: Magenta Principles, Cooperative Learning, Montessori, Building Learning Power, SOLO Taxonomy, Innovative Teaching, Literacy, Numeracy and Student-Centred Research.  Staff meet once a week to work on their...