Welcome to February's jam-packed edition of the TLHub newsletter!
In this edition you will find:
- A summary of good practice seen on the latest learning walk on 'personal development, behaviour and welfare/ employability'
- Congratulations to those teachers who have achieved a grade 1 in their observation of learning
- A reminder about the TeachMeet being held at King Edwards School next month
- An article from the TES about different ways of assessing learners in lessons
- An article from The Guardian on how to save time when planning lessons
- Details of the next TLQ day on 2nd March
- Details on our Cultural Celebration Day on 8th March
- Details of Innovation Week Feb 29th-March 4th
Monday, Feb. 29th, 9pm to Friday, March 4th, 4:30pm
Christine Rose's Equality and Diversity in FE Newsletter
Reading Ahead - Library Challenge
One in six people struggles to read. However, research shows that when we inspire people to read for pleasure they benefit from far greater opportunities in everyday life, education and employment. Reading Ahead (formerly called the Six Book Challenge) is the gateway to these opportunities. Because everything changes when we read.
Reading Ahead supports young people and adults by changing their perception of reading, opening up opportunities and building their confidence.
Please encourage your students to get involved with the Reading Ahead Challenge being hosted by Jose's team in the library. Jose is happy to visit your classes to give a short talk about this initiative and how your students can get involved (no more than 10 minutes).
Congratulations to 'Outstanding' Teachers
- Jo Pengelly (Hair, Beauty and Sport)
- Debbie Woodford (Hair, Beauty and Sport)
- Ian Rowsell (Visual and Performing Arts)
- Holly-Jane Boylan (Construction and Electrical)
TeachMeet at King Edwards School
Thursday, March 17th, 4:30pm
King Edward VI School, Southampton, United Kingdom
Themed Learning Walk - THIS WEEK
- • Is there evidence of a variety of AFL techniques being used in lessons to check learner progress?
- • Have lessons been planned based on the individualised needs of learners (are learners ‘known’?)
- • Have learners got well organised files, which show evidence of regularly marked work and clear feedback for improvement?
- • Are learners clear on what their targets are and how they can improve their work?
- • Do learners feel that their teachers listen to their views and act upon them? How?
The 'A' in TLA...
BEST DRESSED COMPETITION!
This year's 'best dressed' competition is going to focus on student work. There will be two categories: EITHER/OR Category: 1) embedding Maths and/or English in the subject or category: 2) embedding equality and diversity in the subject area
It has to be student work (although teachers can put the display together).
It needs to be a display/installation that is useful to students and advances either equality and diversity or Maths and English within the subject area.It needs to be displayed within the subject area. The presentation of the display - along with the content - will be judged.
We will be judging work in the week beginning 7th March (the week after Innovation Week) so that you can use innovation week to be creative. Please let Hayley Ryan know of your entries by 1st March.
TLQ Day 2nd March
We will also have a compulsory session for all teachers on spelling, punctuation and grammar (for a consistent marking strategy) as well as session on revision skills for examined courses, upskilling for level 1 Maths teachers and invigilation training.
Further details will follow next week via email.
Cultural Celebration Day - March 8th
We have a great day planned! From 12-1 in the Hub we will have drumming workshops, poetry, turban tying, henna tattoos, scarf fashions and a range of food provided by our own catering students, sold as both market food and also as the staff lunch special.
All day Unity 101 will be playing in the Hub and we want students to play a part by putting together displays on their own cultures or cultures that they choose to research. To get involved in this way, look out for an email later this week with full details.