Monthly Archives December 2013

Calling Bill and Ben! Our learners are like plants ready for ‘re-potting’

You may not be old enough to remember Bill and Ben (or Little Weed) but an idea we have been floating around the Learning Exchange at the moment is the idea that our learners are plants ready for re-potting – hence the link to Bill and Ben! So let’s explore the analogy still further. If you imagine that each of our learners is a plant ready for re-potting then you start to look at their potential for growth. The children are ‘growers’ not so much 2a’s or 3b’s but living things hungry for growth, fresh soil, some plant food and
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School improvement and professional development: Training the trainers

The advisors of the Learning Exchange are continually looking to develop their own skills, knowledge and understanding and have embarked upon a series of training days around the theme of Leading Learning Communities. The training was led by Elspeth Davies and Sue Ivermee and, amongst other things, brought everyone up to speed with the latest demands of the new Ofsted framework and lesson observation. An added bonus was the opportunity for Learning Exchange members to work alongside advisers from the Early Years and the Vulnerable Learners Service, sharing thinking and practice. The days have been demanding, thought provoking and a
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