On Friday 6th October eleven primary schools closed to enable a joint INSET day to be held at school venues across Kirkby. This gave the opportunity for a range of activities to take place.
There were ten conferences attended by over 280 staff:
- Inspiring Writing at KS1 ( delivered by the Centre For Literacy In Primary Education – CLPE)
- Inspiring Writing at KS2 (CLPE )
- Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation in a Rich Reading Curriculum (CLPE )
- Maths Mastery – Introduction to Mastery (delivered by Sarah Coldbeck Knowsley Maths consultant) – Focussing on Ofsted guidance on supporting pupils in maths lessons, features of mastery and models and images to support children in maths including use of bar model
- Maths Mastery – Progression in calculations – (Sarah Coldbeck) Focussing on calculation progression – teaching for understanding using place value counters and Dienes
- Maths no problem – training on the use of the resources
- A Chance to Talk in Kirkby – (Blathine Maguire Speech and Language Therapist for ACTTIK project and Helen Wilson – Specialist Speech & Language Therapist) Developing communication friendly environments’
- Team teach training – (Randstad)
- Learning mentor conference – Catch22’s Pan Merseyside Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) Service
- Administrators and business managers conference – finance presentation by Diane Williams Knowsley LA ; establishing a CPD offer for 2017/18
The Collaborative has created tripods of three primary schools in four geographical areas. The day also gave the opportunity for further tripod development, where groups of staff were able to work together on aspects of teaching and also visit learning environments. Examples include:
Early Years staff from three schools looking at Tapestry (EYFS Learning journey software) , and STTEW (learning environments and adult engagement)
Reception and Year 1 – viewing three settings – discussions about findings and sharing best practice.
Reception and Year 1 – working collaboratively to look at ways to close the gap between EYFS and Year 1 objectives. Being ready for Year 1. What do pupils need to be able to do? Identifying non negotiables. How can EYFS use Summer term to bridge this gap?
Nursery – three sets of staff looking at each school setting using an agreed proforma to identify strengths and areas of best practice
Key Stage 1 and 2 – writing moderation groups meeting in two schools