Following yesterday’s amazing analogue adventures, where we went on a whirlwind whizz through the wonderous world of words, with pupils, teachers and parents of Normanby Primary School, we spent today with those same teachers, plus 80 more from neighbouring schools, on a daring dash through a day trip of digital delights at The Redcar & Cleveland City Learning Centre.
Schools joining us today were Normanby Primary, Bydales Secondary, Galley Hill Primary, Gillbrook College, Handale Primary, Laurence Jackson School, Overfields Primary, Prior Pursglove College, Riverdale Primary, Sacred Heart RC School, South Bank Primary, St Gabriel’s Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, St Mary’s Primary, Skelton Primary, Whitecliffe Primary and Wilton Primary.
Carl Faulkner, the Headteacher at Normanby Primary, explains here how our visit came about:
I had spoken to colleagues from a number of local schools and evangelised about Tim’s content and delivery. Requests for delegates to attend his Schools Professional Development Day soon began to arrive and after speaking with David Major, the manager at Redcar & Cleveland City Learning Centre, an offer to host the event there was soon forthcomming.
I knew the impact that I hoped and expected working with Tim would have on my staff and, in these days of shrinking school budgets, linking up with other Schools was a logical step. We have also been keen for our local Secondary Schools to gain an insight into some of the exciting work Primaries are doing and I offered them the chance to attend. Moving the event to the CLC and taking advantage of Richards excellent technical support helped simplify our organisation for the day.
The day has delivered all I hoped for. There have been many examples today of teachers and schools sharing ideas and planning to take things further. At the end of a busy half term this has been a fantastic opportunity to raise our individual and collective heads, take a look around at how others work and see how Tim inspires learning. Everyone left with an abundance of ideas and innovations. I know we will all enjoy our half term away from School, but I bet we all sneakily want to be back at School to try something we experienced out!”
Thank you to Richard Porritt, Network Manager at the CLC, for helping us with all the technical side to today.
Category: 1) Events and Training days