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The use of video to aid reflection

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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 […]

Working with Mike Hughes – Discovering the ‘Magenta Principles’

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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 […]

Collaborative Enquiry Groups – continuous professional development

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Tuesday afternoons have a new look at Wymondham High for the academic year 2014-15. Lessons end at 2.10 and CPD begins. A CPD model based on collaborative enquiry has been adopted. This is in acknowledgement that while the exchanging of tips and solutions, the visiting of outside experts and the observation of colleagues play an important role in CPD, it is when teachers are active in the CPD process, experimenting and engaging in conversations based […]