Woking Schools Learning Partnership at Sythwood Primary ~ Day 1

| May 18, 2015 | 2 Comments 


Sythwood Primary SchoolFollowing our day with Woking Headteachers in Poole back in February, we are honoured to be invited back for a couple of days working alongside colleagues, and children, at Sythwood Primary School with colleagues from across the Woking region, including Barnsbury Primary School, Beaufort Primary School, Broadmere Academy TrustBrookwood Primary Goldsworth Primary School, The Hermitage School, The Horsell Village School, West Byfleet Junior School, Connaught Junior School, St Lawrence C of E Primary School, Mytchett Primary and Tomlinscote School.

woking schools logoThank you to the Sythwood Primary School team, Nicola Wilmshurst Assistant Head  (Curriculum), Bev van Rensburg (Assistant Headteacher (Organisational Support) and Sue Tresilian, Head Teacher, for making sure that this superb day ran smoothly.

Thank you too to Adie Gould Administrator, Woking Schools Learning Partnership, for coordinating the two days training here in Woking.

Today, we splattered folks with a vast amount of, mostly free, online ways of extending their learning experiences.

Nicola shared here thoughts on this visit:

Situated in Woking, Sythwood School and Children’s Centre caters for children aged 2-11. It is part of the Woking Schools Learning Partnership (WSLP). WSLP works collaboratively with its member schools to provide an outstanding educational system for all children living in the town of Woking.

Over the past two years, Sythwood School has embraced all aspects of technology to engage pupils, collaborate effectively and rehearse speaking and listening skills. Apps and websites are used across both key stages to enhance learning opportunities. Pupils participate in class blogs, use iPads regularly and have even created their own stop motion videos. Parents have also attended a Family Learning session covering e-safety, educational websites and using technology to further enhance learning.

At a headteachers’ conference in February, Tim presented a fantastic day on ‘Creating Composite Creatures’. This left the headteachers feeling so inspired that they knew more teachers in Woking would benefit hugely from participating in this. Immediately, he was booked to visit Woking in June. Since then, three teachers organised an ‘AppSmash Saturday’ for children across Woking. During the day, the children used a range of apps and websites (inspired by Tim) to create their own zoo animal and produce a documentary.

We were excited to welcome Tim and Sarah to our school and use ICT to Inspire teachers all over Woking. Children at the school are enthusiastic about working with Tim and Sarah on day 2 (tomorrow) to enjoy plenty of ‘Great Learning, Great Challenge, Great Fun’ – our school motto.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Jo says:

    Loads of fab ideas to start trying out at school! Great to have the online notes too.

  2. Ollie May says:

    Thanks for all your wonderful ideas Tim – I can’t wait to get some of them into our school

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