Coaching and Research
At the heart of what we do is innovation in teaching and learning. We have established an in-house programme for developing pedagogy; our Coaching for Excellence programme is a strand whereby teaching staff are given two hours per week in timetable to share, collaborate and reflect on their practice. Coaching for Excellence is an ‘on-going learning enquiry’ where teamwork in coaching trios challenges our professional learning and supports in maximizing learning opportunities for our students. Home trios give colleagues the opportunity to explore a teaching focus and reflect on their practise, using descriptive data collected by their coaching colleagues. It informs discussion, instigates reflection and shapes professional development.
Ongoing research projects are a powerful resource and an exciting opportunity for staff to challenge and be challenged. Through carrying out research, our teachers are encouraged to become reflective practitioners and leaders, which will ultimately improve performance and move the academy forward.