Holy Trinity Rosehill VA CE, Stockton-on-Tees ~ Day 2

| November 22, 2013 | 8 Comments 

Our second day at Holy Trinity Rosehill VA CE Primary School, an a chance to get all techno with the teachers. Over a hundred of them, gathered together for a dabble in the delights of digits.

We were joined by colleagues from Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy, Bear Park Primary, Northfield School and Sports College, Thornaby CofE Primary, Oak Tree Academy, St. John the Evangelist R.C. Primary, Lemington Riverside Primary, St. John the Baptist CofE Primary, Shotton Primary School, Egglescliffe School, St Gregory’s Academy, Hardwick Green Primary, Acre Rigg Academy, Christ the King Primary, Cotsford Juniors, Dean Bank Primary, Dormanstown Academy, Hartburn Primary, Ingleby Mill Primary, Junction Farm Primary, Kirklevington Primary, Mill Lane Primary, Pentland Primary, Seaham Trinity Primary, Westland Primary, Yohden Primary and Oasis – after school and day care.

Thanks again to Rachel Orr, headteacher, for coordinating such a successful day, and for sharing more thoughts:

Having spent a day working with the children it was also impORRtant that staff had a greater understanding of what and how they could put what they had learned from working with Tim and the children.

The biggest impact upon any staff, where training is concerned, is the ability to have your entire staff accessing the same training all at once. When you send a member of staff on a training course, the expectation is that they return to school and disseminate to the rest of the staff. No matter how fired up they are or how inspired they have been by the training, it’s never the same trying to recreate what you have experienced when you return to school.

Today marks the first of what I hope will be many occasions during my time as head teacher at Holy Trinity Rosehill enabling high quality training for an entire staff team and also offering this opportunity to other schools in our area. There will be around 40 members of our staff present today as well as over 50 other colleagues from neighbouring schools.

We have identified writing as a key area to develop further in our school and we are excited to take what we have learned today back into our classrooms at the chalk face.

It’s time to use the analogue as well as the digital. Writing begins with talking. It’s all about what you say rather than what you use. I know we will leave here today armed with many ideas, resources, apps, websites and exiting tools to engage children in wanting to be imagineers and writers!

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Rachel Orr says:

    What a privilege it has been to have invited Tim and Sarah into our school. MORR impORRtantly, it has been wonderful to open up such an ORRsome experience for so many other colleagues from other local authorities too.
    We have had nearly 30 schools represented here today at Holy Trinity Rosehill and around 100 teachers and teaching assistants. If everyone is working with an average class of 30, we have the potential to be impacting upon 3000 children’s learning.
    Now that is ORRsome!

    Looking forward to reading the comments and reflections of the two days from Holy Trinity Rosehill staff as well as other colleagues.

    Here’s to mORR collaborative learning.

    It’s all about the talking!

  2. Dave Dixon says:

    I’m loving the pictures! Looks like you’re all having a fantastic day. I’m really looking forward to hearing all about it. Wishing I was at HTR today!!!



  3. Michelle says:

    Possibly the best training I’ve been on in many a year !

  4. Lois Beshiri says:

    What an amazing day. Sometimes we need an inspiring day like this to rekindle that fire of motivation. Just what the doctor ordered! I cannot wait to start playing! Thank you Tim and Sarah for a great couple of days and to Rachel Orr and the staff of HTR for welcoming us to your school.

  5. Natalie Ruddell says:

    A big THANK YOU to Tim and Sarah for a truly inspiring day, and to Rachel for organising it. I can’t wait to try out some of today’s ideas with my class and to find even more resources on the website. Next term my curriculum topic will be ‘Myst and Legends’! Can’t wait!

  6. Tim says:

    Thank you Lois
    SO glad you found today useful and motivational
    Keep in touch

  7. Tim says:

    Thank you Natalie
    Have fun with what you try first

  8. tracy wiseman says:

    A great day, full of so many great resources! My head is very full, but having worked with the children on Thursday, given me some things to go forward with on individual learners too!

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