The Redcar & Cleveland City Learning Centre, Middlesbrough

| February 10, 2012 | 5 Comments 

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!”
Carl Faulkner.

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

Comments (5)

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  1. Andrew Stogdale says:

    Where do these two get their energy from? Tim and Sarah have spent two very full days enthusing, challenging and inspiring children, teachers and parents in our area. The wonderful focus on creative writing through the simplest, yet most engaging, of tools was something that every teacher should have the chance to experience. In fact, the most common comment from the day revolved around when they were coming back….soon I hope.
    Andrew

  2. christopher colegate says:

    I attended the session today at Redcar and Cleveland CLC. It was as billed a truely inspirational day. My deupty and I have come away with a whole new plan for our staff training next term. Hopefully they will be truely inspired also. I am now just going to sit with my family and show them all the exciting sites and Myst – just wondering what time I will get to bed. Thanks to you both>

  3. sharon weston says:

    Thanks for a truely inspirational day. I enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to get back in the classroom
    to start playing!!

  4. Tim says:

    Thank you Andrew, for your comment, and for your amazing support over the last couple of days. Yes. We hope we can see you all again soon.
    Keep in touch
    Tim

  5. Alison Mackay says:

    What a fantastic day with many inspirational ideas that I can take straight back into the classroom. A training course that truly delivered. Thank you both very, very much. :-)

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