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Robin Hood Academy Innovation and Impact Day (SSAT)
Wed 5 April 2017, 09:30 – 14:00 BST
The focus of the Innovation and Impact day on the 5th of April 2017 will be on risk-taking and during the day we will endeavour to highlight key learning within the school that deviates from the educational norm and has allowed us to have impact in how we approach things. During the visit you will have the opportunity to see Mandarin being taught, explore our ICT strategy and see this in action along with a learning walk that will also highlight independence and our approach to building resilient learners. If there are other elements that people would like to see then, with enough notice, we will build these in too. The only thing we ask of you is that you are open to sharing ideas as we are always keen to learn from others.
Robin Hood Academy is a three form entry primary school that has a rich history of innovation and non-conformity within education which includes:
- Teaching Mandarin from Nursery to Y6
- Innovating within ICT (developing a Raspberry Pi coding club, building rockets on 3D printers and our newly opened Innovation Hub which focuses on cutting edge technology)
- Providing set time within each day for ‘independence time’ which is a unique learning experience that focuses on self-drive within pupils and allows parents to share in this process by opening the doors up to the school community
- Working with Birmingham Rep Theatre company to bring English to life
At Robin Hood we embrace risk taking within the community and look at failure as a key stepping stone to success. We have many strengths and plenty of things we need to improve on and we are working relentlessly to constantly improve.
Outline of the event
9:30 - 10am Arrive at Robin Hood (coffee and tea available)
10:00 - 10:30am Introduction and background to Robin Hood. Focus on creating a 'flagship'school.
10:30 - 11am Observe Mandarin being taught.
11:00 - 11:45am Tour of the school with a focus on: Talk for Writing/Maths Mastery/Innovation
11:45 - 12pm Discussion based on what was seen.
12:00 - 1pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45pm ICT - demonstration of strategy and ICT projects being taught.
1:45 - 2pm Conclusion of the day