Staple Hill Primary School, Bristol

| September 26, 2014 | 1 Comment 

Staple Hill Primary

Barley CloseStaple HillTraining Day at Staple Hill Primary, Bristol, joined by colleagues from Barley Close Community Primary.

A big thank you to headteacher Peter Foss-Clark and Arwa Said, Deputy Headteacher, and Joe Beament head teacher of Barley Close Primary.

We splattered folks with a huge collection of (mostly free) resources, and ideas, for developing lesson structures.

Alongside this exposure to a vast array of possibilities, we contemplated the aspect that we DO need to take our time in this context too. To fly from one tool to the next, without a focus on the learning that flows from careful use of one of them, is not as valuable as careful, considerate, contemplative use of the best elements of the best of technology.

It’s more about PACE. Less about speed.

Well done to all of the staff here today, for some insightful analysis of the potential power of all of the Web2.0 sites we splattered them with. To discover, and build upon, the powerful effect of using games, useful Web2 tools and software (most of it free), hand-held devices and more, and the impact these can have on the curriculum, and standards, it remains vital for us all to think about the “doing it” rather than just the “talking about it” – investigating a way of teaching, where quality learning is the focus rather than the latest gadget; ‘what is said, rather than what is used to say it’.

“Staple Hill Primary School is a happy, forward-looking school situated in north east Bristol. We serve a community which is diverse both in terms of ethnicity and economic advantage. We have a deserved reputation as a welcoming and inclusive school. Our staff team is hard-working, collaborative and committed to giving all our children the opportunities and skills they need to realise their potential.”

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  1. Leanne & Julie says:

    Thank you for a fun and entertaining session…

    Hopefully we can put some of the ideas you shared into practise.

    Thank you Julie & Leanne.

    From Leanne I am just gutted that I was only able to see this afternoons sessions.. seems I missed out on the story of the pickpocket!!!

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