Teachers Learning too!
Our teaching staff regularly attend training in order to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. Recently they took part in an after school training session led by Claire King from Professional Learning Solutions and Miss Sewell. The training was inspired by a conference which Miss Sewell attended about Jonathon Lear’s theory of Guerilla Teaching. The teachers focused on their own traits and personalities and how those things impact on their teaching. In their phase teams, they discussed their understanding of their hopes, aspirations and expectations for their learners. They created signposts, directing others towards the different phases in school and all of the positive elements they may find there. This training linked into the personal learning and thinking skills that we value as a school and which we use to ensure children are prepared for the world we live in, not just academically, but personally. Using previous metacognition training, the staff then came up with criteria for what each skill will look like in each year group. Each teacher will be trying out one of these skills within their lessons and then feeding back to the others in the next session.