Staff welcomed the beginning of 2018 with a training day on Wednesday 3rd January.
The Early Years Team spent the day in their wellies and coats giving the Early Years outside environment a spring clean! They tidied, re-organised and freshened up the resources for the start of the year.
Key Stage 1 and 2 staff focused their learning on a joint Lesson Study opportunity in the morning. Year group teams planned lessons together with a focus on a professional area of development. Over the Spring Term they will observe each other teach, team teach, reflect and give each other feedback points. This builds on Continued Professional Development (CPD) in the Autumn Term led by Ruth Cousins (Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning).
During the afternoon teachers reflected on the new assessment procedures in place from September 2017 for Humanities. This piece of work followed our OFSTED Inspection (June 2017) from which our next step was;
To develop the assessment systems in humanities to ensure that progress is closely tracked and any underachievement is quickly addressed to secure the best possible outcomes for all pupils.
Staff voice and monitoring show that these procedures are now fully embedded across the school and effective.
Staff Training: 5/01/17
On the first day back of 2017 staff at Round Diamond took part in training for:
The NACE Challenge Award Framework