Experience has shown Education Works that school improvement approaches are a team effort involving all teaching staff and children. Schools strive every day to ensure that children receive what they are entitled to: quality learning experiences provided through quality first teaching - with speaking and listening as key elements.
Sam Adams, School Improvement Consultant, Education Works, believes that "children need to understand why they are undertaking the tasks set by teaching staff. Children also need to understand that they too can be key players in developing their own learning. Learning should be enjoyable and this is achieved when children are actively involved in the Learning and Teaching process."
Education Works has the insight, a proven track-record and a wealth of practical solutions to support a school's own improvement priorities. Sam Adams works with Head Teachers to identify areas that the school wishes to see improve. A package of measures are then introduced that will ensure that the best resources, including human resources are in place to optimise learning. A key element of Education Works consultancy is the follow-through - supporting teaching staff to ensure that a strong feedback loop is in place and that tracking is made practical and workable so that the true impact of the activity can be assessed and measured.
Education Works' range of School Improvement Packages include:
Creating School Plans - creating, writing and reviewing the impact of joined-up school plans.
Pupil Progress - whole school pluses and specific points for action.
Scripting Pupil Voice Audits - what are our children saying about our school policies?
Quickstarting - turning whole-school policy into practical bite-size guides that work for teachers
Assessment for Learning - what is it and how to use it
Learning Journeys in the creative classroom - a whole school approach to planning activities over a half-term.