Secondary Update

Monday 16th May

Thanks go to...

Colleagues on the PosEd Lead Team for provoking thought and great conversations at Monday's meeting


Bruce for convening the Noam Chomsky talk (click here to listen!)


All staff for their understanding, calm approach during the Red Rain on Tuesday and the fire alarm on Wednesday!

Featured colleagues - Asa Haeggblom and Kayti Marr

Most of us can do a pretty mean Pavarotti in the shower but it takes serious courage to sing in front of an audience - our very own Kayti and Asa do just that. They are part of the Kassia Choir, which is very prominent in Hong Kong and has been going since 2003. The choir usually does concerts several times a year so look out for dates and go along and support - the shows are great fun. Well done Kayti and Asa!
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SLT are talking about...

- the VALUE project (if you don't know what this is yet, watch this space!...)

- Referencing software

- Formative Assessment and the forthcoming HoD meeting

- the Annual Plan

Secondary CPD - 27 and 28 May - brief overview

Theme: Cross-curriculum elements


Friday 27th May


12.30 - 14.00: Reference Writing Workshop

14.00 - 14:20: Break

14.20 - 15.30: Inter-Disciplinary Units (IDUs); Community Engagement; Formative Assessment


Saturday 28th May


08.30 - 10.30: Approaches to Learning (ATLs)

10.30 - 10.50: Break

10.50 - 12.50: Departmental Development Time #1

12.50 - 13.50: Lunch

13.50 - 15.30: Departmental Development Time #2


Full details, including venues, will be posted to next week's Smore.

Click here for this week's featured article

Professor Guy Claxton writes about the attributes that make students successful in the 21st Century. How could DC leverage programme elements like the ATLs to help our students develop these attributes?