Perfecting classroom skills.
The Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance is offering this practical course for teachers in their second or third year of teaching to ensure that, after a successful NQT year, they are supported to hone their classroom skills and develop from good to outstanding practitioners.
By harnessing the professional learning techniques we know impact most in the classroom; peer observation, self-reflection and collaboration, teachers will work together to explore best practice and define what outstanding teaching and learning really looks like. Primary teachers should sign up for the full course. Secondary teachers are invited to attend Session 3 alongside primary colleagues. This session will culminate in a Teach Meet.
A 6 day course – 3 taught sessions
Session 1: 28 February 2018
Session 2: 2 May 2018
Session 3: June (date TBC)
Session 1: What Makes Outstanding; Starters? - Primary teachers
Course overview and commitment required
What makes outstanding? – a look at the Ofsted Criteria
Teach more , talk less
Outstanding starters and questioning
Planning an outstanding starter
Session 2: What Makes Outstanding; Differentiation, Plenaries and Quality Feedback? - Primary teachers
Inclusion - activities and resources that stretch and challenge children with SEN or more able learners
Planning an outstanding differentiated independent activity for the full range of learners in the classroom
Outstanding feedback and the use of pupil voice
Outstanding Plenaries – the importance of reviewing learning
Preparation for Teach Meet
Session 3: Teaching Backwards plus twilight Teach Meet - Primary and Secondary teachers
The day will be presented by the author of ‘Teaching Backwards’ - Mark Burns. Drawing upon the learning from his bestselling publication, it will focus on unpicking, analysing and then most importantly providing time for teachers to apply ‘thinking steps’ to planning for progression through a module of learning or topic.
Session 3 will serve as an introduction to Mark’s approach for secondary teachers whilst building on the work of previous sessions for primary teachers.
Teachers will need to bring along modules they have planned as well as modules they need to plan.
Teachers will finish the day presenting at the HTSA Teach Meet
Session 4, 5 and 6: What will it involve?
Observing outstanding lessons in your school
Peer coaching with a Specialist Leader of Education
Full Course: £600 per delegate (HTSA members)
Full Course: £900 per delegate (non HTSA settings)
Session 3 only: £100
Teach Meet only: free of charge