In 2016, Wellacre Academy’s Learning Development Groups lead Teaching & Learning innovation through focused ‘action research’ projects, the findings of which were used to shape the next phase of T&L development across the Academy. Slides from the initial launch session are here:
Groups ran all year, and were self-directed in order to fit it into other teaching commitments. Learning Development Groups also contribute on a regular basis to our opt-in CPD sessions.
The two Learning Development Groups of 2016 were;
Assessment, Marking and Feedback
Questioning and Differentiation
We drew our inspiration from a number of other schools who are already doing excellent work in a similar way. To give you an idea of how these approaches are already working well elsewhere, you might want to have a look at the following articles: