Resarch / gather information – bias , sources of information
Introduction to session and myself.
Enquiry is.. Post it activity? – what is enquiry? Examples of enquiry seen in teaching practice,
Reinventing the wheel – it is very likely that there will be a presentation out there that you can edit / change already
Learning is our core purpose – everything should link to learning. My questions – how will this imporve le
Two questions that I try to get a yes to. Filter the downwards pressure – don’t pass too much downwards
Are your team with you, behind you or disowning you? Staff CPD is the key to success. No point in getting lots of IT kit if people can’t use it. No point in writing cutting edge schemes of work if your team can’t, or won’t, teach it. Do they know your expectations? Protect your team from the stresses they don’t need to worry about – don’t always consult – sometimes just make the decisions How can you develop your team – internal CPD, using departmental time for development instead of admin. Careful PM targets
Between SLT, Governors, Pupils, Team, School SLT – Share the positive and go in prepared for the negative What is the image of Geography that you want the rest of the school to have? What is the image of Geography Teaching? Pupil voice – Year 9 in the decision making process What do you displays say about the department? Are your aims displayed? What would people say about your department?
Use data with SLT – firm facts. Be reflective and admit weakness BUT have improvements ready
Changing the curriculum. How – step by step Learning walk – if your Head, SIP or inspector walked around your department, what would they observe? The atmosphere, What’s in common?
How can you introduce change? Not going for clones of yourself
How can you overcome barriers? Never expect anything you can’t do yourself – seek advice and help as well as give it
Culture of support and CPD – drop ins, observer and be observed
Finally – all too ay to focus on the negative – stay happy. Get out for tea and cakes, residentals
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