Wallingford Partnership of Schools, Oxfordshire ~ Day 1

| January 4, 2016 | 6 Comments 

Wallingford Partnership of Schools

A big THANK YOU to Nilofer Khan Headteacher, Fir Tree Junior School, Wallingford, the Wallingford Partnership of Schools, and those who joined us today, to start off 2016 in style!

Benson C of E Primary, Crowmarsh Gifford CE Primary, St Nicholas’ Infants, St John’s Primary, Cholsey Primary, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Primary, Whitchurch Primary and The Manor

Folk round here are doing some REMARKABLE things in the face of challenging times, and misconceptions. We are honoured to know such inventive, inspiring educators.

It just goes to show that with the right stimulus and input, many of the children will write not just because their teacher wants them to, not even because it’s about a computer game, but because they have been challenged and inspired and want to write for themselves.

School and home life is not, and shouldn’t be, all about technology. However, if we, as educators, do not keep up with some of the skills, interests, passions, and playful times of our pupils (those who are lucky enough, it has to be said, to have access to these technologies) then our classrooms will appear stagnant environments, in comparison to their homes.

There was certainly a shared desire to tackle the challenge of pupil engagement today. Well done all.

We worked with Nilofer way back in 2007 and 2008! so it was good to be back with her for these two days:

“The Wallingford Partnership of Schools is getting ready to welcome Tim Rylands. As a partnership we pride ourselves in the professional development we offer our teachers and when we saw Tim at our Oxfordshire Head’s conference in Stratford last year, we grabbed the opportunity to book him for a two day inset for our partnership and opened it up for other schools to join us. We strongly believe in giving our staff professional development that can ignite and nurture their creativity. Tim’s ICT to Inspire is just what we were looking for. On the second day Tim will be teaching a year 2 and a year 6 class, giving the teachers an opportunity to see him in action at what he does best-teach! We have been looking forward to the 4th and 5th of January-a good start to the new term and to 2016”

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Rosie says:

    Fantastic Inset Day! Lots of great ideas to try out. Can’t wait to try Zookazam

    Feeling very inspired!

  2. Helen says:

    A great day, so many inspiring ideas. A wonderful event for our partnership.

  3. Sarah says:

    Wow! A highly inspiring and enjoyable day – can’t wait to observe this in practise tomorrow! Thanks Tim and Sarah

  4. Nilofer Khan says:

    Thank you Sarah and Tim for what can only be described as an absolutely brilliant day filled with a plethora of ideas and resources to engage and enthuse our children. We were enthralled with your presentations and anecdotes that kept us motivated all day. What a team!

  5. Sam says:

    Wow! What an amazing day! Thank you so much for inspiring me with those amazing websites and apps. It is great to be given a bank of resources that we can actually use in the classroom… for free!

    Can’t wait to get going with some of them when the kids are back! Looking forward to seeing Tim teaching the kids tomorrow!

    Thanks again

  6. Roberta says:

    brilliant and inspiring. Can’t wait to try out the PowerPoint tips!

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