Focus includes:

  • Where are we?
  • Key features
  • Making connections
  • Is the focus on learning?
  • Roles and interactions
  • Developing children as thinkers

What staff reported they would take forward…

  • Make learning intentions more differentiated with extensions
  • Consistency throughout school
  • Focused progression and evaluation
  • Sharpen my questioning techniques
  • Plan more open-ended tasks
  • Extension activity is central in all activities
  • More targets specific to each group
  • More thought to developing the children’s thinking skills
  • Tighter, more succinct learning intentions
  • Make lessons less teacher directed

Planning at whole school level sessions:

“I am very enthusiastic about creating opportunities for more critical thinking.” Sinead Sweeney Cairnshill PS

“Thanks for ideas and strategies.” Heather Bingham, VP Cairnshill PS

“A really helpful and insightful session. Very practical” Emma Manning Cairnshill PS

Thinking About a Workshop Session at Your School?

Joan Henderson’s education mentoring events help to develop and deepen your understanding of best practice and leave you feeling inspired and re-energised to make further developments back at school. Why not send Joan a booking request or enquiry?