The Kirkby Collaborative of Schools, Day 1

| June 19, 2012 | 2 Comments 

Fun to be back in Kirkby, with The Kirkby Collaborative of Schools, a cluster of sixteen schools in the town of Kirkby, Knowsley, Merseyside, working together as a family of schools for thier community.  There are twelve primary schools, two special schools and two centres for learning within the cluster. Our theme for this three day project is using ICT to inspire creativity in the development of children’s writing.

The Collaborative have invited us to work with them over three days. Delegates from within the Collaborative are taking part in six lessons in two schools, today and tomorrow, alongside colleagues from other schools within Knowsley, and City Learning Centre. Thursday sees us sharing a one day conference to further develop ideas with the group.
Today we had the pleasure of spending time with the pupils and staff of St Michael and All Angels Primary School, with colleagues from the collaborative schools joining us.
The first session with the Year 3 pupils and colleagues from Ravenscroft Community Primary School, Kirkby Church of England Primary, St Joseph the Worker Primary, All Saints Catholic Centre for Learning, St Peter and Pauls and Evelyn Primary School.We have been very impressed by the children from across the school. They are a lovely bunch and responded well to the challenges we set. They showed the ability to get excited, but then bring it back down again, ready for the next “happening”.
That is one secret of having a good life isn’t it?
For the second session we were joined by the Year 4 pupils, another delightful bunch, and colleagues from St Maries, All Saints Catholic Centre for Learning, and Knowsley CLCs.Then the afternoon with the Year 6’s, and the delight continued, and colleagues from Huyton Arts and Sports Centre for LearningSt Joseph the Worker PrimaryMillbrook Community Primary School, Kirkby Sports College St Margaret Marys Junior,  and Anfield Junior.It has been a total treat to spend time in the warm, friendly and delightfully smiling atmosphere here today.

Thank you to Louise Bowman, head teacher, and everyone here today, a delicious day of exploring the world of words.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Louise Bowman says:

    Tim gave our staff and children a day to cherish. In the current climate of testing and monitoring it was an inspirational and refreshing change to remember why we became teachers and what children love to do- laugh and learn together in a safe and comfortable environment.
    Through the use of technology and high level questioning skills Tim engaged the children and gave them the confidence to write, write and write !

  2. Tim says:

    Thank you for that lovely feedback Louise. You have a right to be very proud of your school, the children and staff. A joyous day. Thank you. Keep in touch

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