This CPD day was a new venture for Partners in Learning as three local schools came together to focus on developing literacy across the curriculum. Hayfield, Hungerhill and Sir Thomas Wharton were welcomed with an overview of the educational landscape and expectations in our local primary schools.
This was followed by two workshops:
-Developing reading strategies to enhance deeper learning
-Developing cognitive skills through the use of oracy
The remainder of the day gave colleagues the chance to work in partnership within their own school in creating resources that can be used in the classroom to enhance students’literacy skills. These resources will be quality assured by primary SLEs and will then be available for all three schools to share via the PiL website.
Feedback has been extremely positive:
'Brilliant opportunity to share ideas and to collaborate with other schools in Doncaster'
'I found the workshops to be the most beneficial because of the practical strategies that I can now implement in my own classroom'
'It was the best training I have had in years and it was apparent how much work had gone into organising the day'
'The whole event had teachers engaged and buzzing with enthusiasm. The day made me reflect upon my classroom practice and my own literacy knowledge. I have already started to implement changes in my planning to take into account the new ideas I have got from working with others.'
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