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Teachers As Learners

At Rotherfield our staff are learning too. We are committed to providing high quality, continued professional development to all of our staff members, in order for them to develop teaching and learning in new and innovative ways.

 

Teacher Learning Community


At Rotherfield our staff are learning too. We are committed to providing high quality, continued professional development to all of our staff members, in order for them to develop teaching and learning in new and innovative ways.


Our Teacher Learning Community (TLC) was set up in September 2017, in partnership with Newington Green Primary School. The aim is to develop assessment for learning techniques in our school and continue to develop the quality of teaching and learning, with a focus on children’s progress. The project is primarily based on the research and materials of Dylan Wiliam and John Hattie.


“The research evidence suggests that when formative assessment practices are integrated into the minute-to-minute and day-by-day classroom activities of teacher, substantial increases in student achievement – of the order of a 70 to 80 percent increase in the speed of learning-are possible…”


From teachers to schools: scaling up professional development for formative assessment
Siobhan Leahy (Edmonton County School, Enfield, UK) & Dylan Wiliam


How does it work?


Every half term, the staff at Rotherfield will meet to study a piece of research, linked to an area of assessment for learning or whole school improvement. Each member of teaching staff will create an action plan for trialling a new idea, linked to the research. They then will invite a colleague to observe them teach with this specific focus in mind. During the peer observations, teachers fill in a feedback form for their colleague, which they later meet to discuss in detail. This is an opportunity for staff to share good practice and enter into a professional dialogue.


Areas of focus for this academic year

 

 

  • Guided Teaching to Drive Progress
  • Pupil grouping for progress
  • Differentiation and Challenge


Further Links


For more information on the research of Dylan Wiliam and John Hattie, please see the links below.


http://www.dylanwiliam.net/
http://growthmindseteaz.org/johnhattie.html

 

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