NW24 INSET Day 2020

posted 23 Mar 2020, 05:09 by Miranda Frost

NW24 Inset Day 2020 was a huge success; we took a new approach this year delivering only 14 workshops but each focused specifically on key SDP priorities such as; curriculum development, tackling educational disadvantage, challenging the ablest learners, oracy and vocabulary, strategic marketing for schools and more. We engaged several high profile guest speakers among which were Mary Myatt, education adviser, writer and speaker and author of High Challenge, Low Threat, Paul Howard-Jones, Professor of Neuroscience and Education at University of Bristol and author of “Evolution of the Learning Brain” (also widely known as a presenter on Channel Four’s Secret Life of 4,5 and 6-year olds) amongst many. By engaging 10 separate host schools we were able to welcome up to 100 attendees at many of these workshops so whole teams from each school could workshop and learn together. Our ambition was to create agency amongst member schools staff. Staff were able to bring their learning back to school as a whole team, with the momentum to plan & implement next steps, helping to share the responsibility for developing and carrying out the monitoring of progress and impact on children’s learning, both for this year and, on a sustained basis, for the years to come. We are planning a similar approach for INSET Day 2021, scheduled Monday 4th January. However, we do plan to re-introduce a few classroom-based, subject-led workshops for up to 30 teachers to attend per session. Do contact me with your ideas for workshops and providers that you would like to see within the offer; miranda.frost@nw24.org

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