Following on from the effects of the COVID-19 school closure, Faculties have implemented a 'Recovery Curriculum' model. We have worked hard since September to address the gaps children experienced linked to friendships and routines and are now ready to address the gaps we have identified in their learning.
Staff spent time in their teams amending planning and resources to match the needs of our learners, as a way of encouraging accelerated progress over this academic year.
To begin our training day, we welcomed new staff into the team. We then spent some time thinking and discussing our Covid-secure guidelines and how we would follow these when the children returned to school.
Mr Pallant then led training focused on safeguarding. In small groups we were given opportunity to discuss case studies and then present our ideas and the actions we would take.
The afternoon was spent in our faculty groups where we were focused on writing our new action plan for this academic year.
SLT Training Day January 2020
The senior leadership team today have been working with Alison Dixon and The Walnut Model to further enhance the SLT at Round Diamond.
Our focus has been on change and how it impacts on all staff and children.We have learnt a range of coaching techniques to support positive and negative reactions to change and resistance to change as a whole. From this we have used walnut coaching cards to deepen our understand of a range of scenarios. This has led to some practical next steps for the RD team.
Staff members have been back in school this week preparing for the term ahead. They have taken part in a wide range of training opportunities including SEN updates. Action planning and English session. The staff finished their two day inset with team building activities which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
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