“Instant feedback is available for students to find out where they’ve gone wrong … and how to correct the errors they’ve made”
CPD is easier too — with the whole department enrolled on , Jon knows his team have continual access to high-quality courses to support them in their delivery. Jon recently decided to launch a ‘CPD Book Club’, consisting of short, weekly CPD sessions in which the team spend 20-30 minutes watching and discussing a video from one of the courses. They also use the time to share best practice, before jointly compiling resources which are then shared as Smart Notebook or Powerpoint files with all of the team. In this way, has become a regular part of teaching life at the school from which all staff can benefit — and this has been supplemented by several subsequent encounters with Mark McCourt, either through school visits or at CPD workshops.
“...and the student jumped up and down saying ’I get it now!’ ”
With the launch of COURSES (our summer school before we launched ), Jon was able to incorporate the Complete Mathematics principles into home learning, too. All of Sir James Smith’s feeder primary schools are now enrolled on the Secondary Ready course, and Year 6s in these schools have also been added to where they are able to complete weekly quizzes set by the Maths department as part of their transition. These of course bring added kudos for the younger pupils coming as they do from a secondary school! When the new intake arrives in September, Jon’s team will already have access to assessment data which will enable them to hit the ground running without any wasted learning time.