WoW: empathetic

 

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 ‘Mental Health’.  Assemblies will be led by DMC.
  • NQTs – Meetings will continue this week: JMJ – Tuesday period 3; RHU – Tuesday period 4; both in RLO’s office
  • New Staff (incl. JGA) and NQTs – induction CPD Thursday 10th October in conference room: JWI and PWA – assessment and curriculum.
  • Wednesday – CRO delivering a Top Tip on cooperative learning.  SLT will cover duties.
  • Friday - DHT and Lead Practitioner from Priory meeting with RLO and may be around school period 2 and 3.

Reflect on Your Practice:

As mentioned over the last few weeks, Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) offers a series of prompts to allow us to reflect on our own teaching and learning practice within school.  Use these prompts to reflect on your on teaching.  The highlighted prompt is the focus of this Digest.

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

 

On Wednesday, CRO is going to share some strategies to encourage cooperative learning in class.  How, as teachers, do we encourage cooperation – not simply as a way of adding variety to our lessons – as a way of enhancing and facilitating optimum progress?

  

The key to this strategy is to ask the correct kinds of questions: challenging, well thought out and perhaps abstract or conceptual questions to allow learners the scope to apply and synthesise the knowledge that we have presented to them.

Top Tip Schedule

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

7/10/19

Music

WEDS (FRA)

 

T&L

CRO

14/10/2019

Pastoral

 

HALF-TERM

28/10/2019

English

FRI

4/11/2019

Drama

MON

11/11/2019

SENDCO

WEDS

18/11/2019

PE

FRI

25/11/2019

Pastries and Progress

Open Door Week

WEDS

2/12/2019

MFL

MON

9/12/2019

Technology

WEDS

16/12/2019

Science

FRI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPD Cascade

TeachingHow2s

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

https://app.teachinghow2s.com/discursive-questioning

 

Open Door Week

Making time to drop-in on one of your colleagues will have been valuable CPD.  Hopefully, you made time to participate.  Our second ODW of the year is coming up in Novembe.  In an attempt to clarify your thoughts on what useful learning you could draw out of your wanderings, email RLO a one-line top tip of something that you gleaned as an observer.   Prizes will be drawn on Monday morning.