SWTSA and DTSA collaborated in holding a Teaching and Learning conference, hosted by ISCA Academy, in Exeter. Gary King (ISCA Academy) led robust discussions around Teaching and Learning which has to be core business for all schools. Ensuring quality first teaching is the key to success for all our students.
The conference reinforced the shared values and moral imperative for colleagues to share successes; gone are the days of expert knowledge in discrete silos across the educational topography of the south west!
Case-study presentations from Torquay Academy, Teignmouth Community School and ISCA Academy provided excellent focus for small group discussions across a diverse range of T&L priorities.
Topics included: Systems for promoting excellent behaviour for learning. Data informed systems for monitoring and promoting best practice in teaching and learning. Integrated tracking of: no formal lesson observations, targeted CPD and professional development.
The afternoon was well attended and interactive. Delegates had time to network and share specific needs and challenges. There was an appetite to repeat the event again during this academic year and open it up to Primary colleagues. Many thanks to Gary for his energy in hosting the event and catalysing profitable discussions.
David Wibberly - Director of SWTSA and member of Dartmoor TSA's Strategic Board