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Mark Dipple

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 (GMT)


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Please join us at Heathfield Primary School for our first venture in hosting a TeachMeet.

This TeachMeet is targetted towards teachers who want to explore, discuss and challenge their thinking about teaching.

Three of our teachers will be sharing things they have tried in their classes. The presentations will be short (no more than 5 minutes) and there will be the opportunity for discussion and networking.

- Spatial Awareness of Girls - Katy Doumarapis (Heathfield Primary School)

Inspired by a documentary that she watched on the television over the summer holidays, one of our teachers felt that we were overlooking a clear barrier to learning for the girls in our school. She felt that their spaital awareness was not as good as the boys and that this was holding them back in many areas. Through reading around the area, she felt that tangrams could be the way to solve this. Over the past few months, her class have be trialling the use of tangrams and by time this session arrives she will have evidence that will either prove or disprove her theory. Whether her idea works or not, the idea that spaital awareness holds back girls in education is an interesting topic and one that I know we will all enjoy discussing.

- Approach to Writing - George Curtis (Northwood Primary School)

We are trialling a new way of marking, and it has changed our approach towards writing, in particular the teaching, planning and assessment of it. Our marking involves zero written feedback within writing, and a whole class approach towards feedback.

- Whole-Class Marking and Feedback - Rob McGolpin (Heathfield Primary School)

Marking and feedback has been a hot topic for many years. The balance between workload and impact features in many blogs, Tweets and Facebook posts throughout the year. Whole-class marking seems to be a buzz word around education at the moment. The chance to have impact, but not lose your entire Sunday. It sounds too good to be true! Well, we are currently in the middle of our KS2 trial where all classes are using whole-class marking to give feedback in English. This part of the session will look in-depth at the process we went through to make this decision, and present examples of work to show what impact it has had.

- Self-Select Model for Differentiation - Mark Dipple (Heathfield Primary School)

Probably our biggest change in terms of teaching, has been our move towards a self-select model of differentiation. No more 'bottom group' but a culture where every child is given the chance to succeed, regardless of ability. During this section of the event, we will explore the impact of children picking the level of task that they feel is appropriate to their own learning. We really are taking away the ceiling to child's learning and are already seeing great benefits to many of our children.

We really hope that you will be able to come and join in our discussions, and share your ideas on what, we feel, is an exciting time at our school.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be provided!

Parking is limited, so please car share, if possible.

Do you have questions about TeachMeet? Contact Mark Dipple

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Heathfield Primary School
The Broadway
DL1 1EJ Darlington
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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