22 September 2019

23rd SEPTEMBER 2019                              WoW: Imaginative

 

Communication Focuses

READING

WRITING

ORACY

  • Reading widely
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Spelling of subject-specific vocabulary
  • Use of WAGOLLs to model/scaffold (visualisers, mini-whiteboards)
  • Purposeful and structured communication with others

 

Teaching and Learning Priorities

Climate for learning students will be enthused by their learning and will be focused, absorbed and attentive (DMC).

Vocabulary the words that we use and expect the students to be able to use in context, to succeed in their lives beyond Walton le Dale High School (ACH).

Purposeful Interactions by all if students are communicating, it must be purposeful allow their needs to be met.  Interactions should enhance the learning of ALL students at ALL times (CRO).

 

This Week:

  • The thought for the week this week is ‘Euroean Day of Languages’.  Assemblies will be led by HRO and I4.
  • Basics, Basics, Basics – thanks for your commitment to this.  It has been noticed in classrooms around school. 
  • Brilliant Teaching and Learning – WLD: let’s think about what we do in the classroom!
  • NQTs – Meetings will continue this week: JMJ – Tuesday period 3; RHU – Tuesday period 4; both in RLO’s office (JMJ – observation Fri 3).
  • New Staff (incl. JGA) and NQTs – induction CPD Thursday 26th September in conference room: PHO to discuss the pastoral system
  • Are you a ‘nudger’ or a ‘nudgee’? Thanks to those who have ‘nudged’ me over the last week.  It is great to be involved in your conversations about our craft!
  • Next week is open door week!  Get involved.  More information to follow later this week.

Reflect on Your Practice:

With the introduction of the Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework, comes a series of prompts to allow us to reflect on our own teaching and learning practice within school:

No.

INDICATOR

1

CURRICULUM

1a

Teachers use subject expertise, knowledge and practical skills to provide learning opportunities

 

1b

Teachers ensure there is an equality of opportunity for all learners to access every lesson, as building blocks to the wider curriculum

1c

Strategies to support reading/vocabulary understanding/numeracy are in place for pupils who need it/cannot access the curriculum

1d

The content of the lesson is suitably demanding

 

1e

The lesson content is appropriate to the age group and does not lower expectations

 

1f

There is a logical sequence to the lesson

 

1g

Teachers provide opportunities to recall and practise previously learned skills and knowledge

 

1h

Assessment provides relevant, clear and helpful information about the current skills and knowledge of learners

2

TEACHING

2a

Teachers demonstrate good communication skills

2b

Teachers’ use of presentation allows pupils to build knowledge and make connections

2c

Teachers use relevant and appropriate resources during presentation to clarify meaning to pupils

2d

Teachers possess good questioning skills

2e

Teachers give explicit, detailed and constructive feedback in class

2f

Teachers effectively check for understanding

3

BEHAVIOUR

3a

Teachers create supportive classrooms focused on learning

3b

Teachers create focused classrooms through their high expectations for pupils (Basics)

3c

Teachers communicate clear and consistent expectations which are understood and followed (Basics)

3d

Pupils’ behaviour contributes to the focus on learning

 

As part of SLT’s walks, these provide useful focuses. Many of us use presentations to provide reference points for the students and for us.  This week, your How2 nudge will be on ‘dual coding’ and how it can – should – be used in the lesson.  Does it fit with how you present learning to the students?  Could you make your presentations clearer/more accessible to all?

 

 

Top Tip Schedule

Subject Heads, please ensure that someone from your department is ready to share a ‘Top Tip’ on the designated date. 

  • This week's is Art (Friday)
  • Next Wednesday is Pastries and Progress - duties are covered by SLT so that all staff can attend briefing.

 

CPD Cascade

Reminder: Study Groups

You should have received an email last week about the organisation of Study Groups for this year.  Please make sure that you read it as it has implications for your performance management targets.

TeachingHow2s

Your ‘nudge’ for this week is at the following link or in your inbox.

https://app.teachinghow2s.com/dual-coding

 

 

Posted by Rachel Long

Category: Teaching and Learning Digests




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