This spring term our CPD focus has altered to include the use of video to aid reflection and our approach is based on the work of Mike Hughes. We continue to work towards providing opportunities for staff to talk about teaching using classroom based evidence. Whilst CPD during the autumn term relied on the written work of students, this term relies on video clips which show teaching and learning in action. The cross curricular Collaborative Enquiry Groups remain […]
Mike visited us at Wymondham High Academy in September 2013 for a whole staff training day. One of the approaches he introduced was the ‘Magenta Principles’. Creating a piece of drama, based around the image of onion layers, to represent the effect of erosion on rocks is the abiding memory I have: a sun-drunk wanderer in the desert; the sun dancing on stage; staff representing flakes of rock shimmying on stage… The ‘Magenta Principles’ are […]
Making displays work harder has been on my mind. How can we best use displays to record and showcase learning journeys? Living displays As you can see from the image above, the display is not one of outcomes. Instead it shows the early part of a learning journey taken by a lower set Yr10 as they began a Shakespeare unit on ‘Othello’.