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Development Strands

Each year, there are four Staff Development Strands that are on offer to staff – each strand comprising of three individual training sessions.  Teachers sign up to the strand that they perceive to be the most beneficial to their practice and attend the relevant sessions throughout the year.

The Development Strands are:

Practical workshops that aims to enhance your literacy teaching skill set and lesson focus.

Sessions will cover a range of communication, reading and writing techniques.

Students will become more eloquent speakers and confident readers able to cope with the extended writing challenges of your curriculum area.

Refreshing the fundamental features of good classroom practice.

Focusing on establishing routines inside and outside of the classroom that work for you and for students

Using student data to produce effective seating plans, using starters to set the tone for your lesson and effective use of whole-class assessment for learning to showcase progress.

Improving student engagement, embedding a positive attitude to learning and allowing students to develop an understanding of metacognition to drive pupil attainment.

Identifying the key groups that will benefit from a personalised learning approach.

Use of LSA’s, wall displays, stretch and scaffold to differentiate plus time saving ideas for teachers.

A low planning, high impact approach to support quality-first teaching.

Extends thinking and learning for students.

Small changes to tasks – while often using the same materials – can transform the practice in your classroom to stretch and challenge the students on a regular basis.

Teachers acquire new tangible ideas during each session that they trial in the classroom and then feedback to the group during the following meeting so that others can benefit from the collective evaluation process.