Teacher Learning Community (TLC)
This week saw Middlewich teachers meeting together in their Teacher Learning Community (TLC). Teachers were asked to share their experiences of excellent assessment for learning strategies which they have been developing and trialling over the last few months; on their quest for the very best learning and progress of our students. This has been an activity undertaken as part of the school's engagement with a national strategy to embed assessment for learning practice across UK schools.
The session was organised as a 'speed dating' scenario where teachers were encouraged to exchange details about the strategies they have found particularly effective in informing of progress. Having 'dated' a range of teachers their card became filled with new ideas for trial back in their own classrooms. The many excellent ideas are then distributed to all staff via the school's teaching and learning newsletter.
The event was supported by a bite to eat from the BBQ and some May-time sunshine!