Trust Training Day
On Monday 4th September 2017 The Wensum Trust held its first joint training day at Hellesdon High School. Three hundred and fifty plus teachers and teaching assistants had an inspiring and activity filled training day with the theme of the “Learning Powered School” which led with great skill and enthusiasm by Graham Powell. The day focussed on how we as teachers can develop children as learners who can work independently and collaboratively to solve problems, develop arguments and maximise their creativity. The hall was arranged with tables of eight staff from across the phases with a wide range of skills and responsibilities. Staff were able to exchange experiences and compare the similarities and difference between the schools and classrooms they work in. The work will be further developed by groups of teachers working with Graham to become Learning leaders who will then continue to promote this within all the Trust schools.
The delegates were treated to a wonderful buffet lunch provided by Wensum Trust catering staff
In addition, during the afternoon, there were presentations from John Smith, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Gerry Batty CEO, about what being part of the Trust means at every level and how it should enhance our work and benefit all the children and young people in the Trust schools. The Executive Headteacher , Daniel Thrower, the gave a talk on the very pressing issue of addressing the needs of an every growing group of EYFS children who have suffered trauma and loss and who need help from the moment they enter the education system. A number of Support Staff from the schools also had their own training which was focussed on the Single Central Record and will ensure uniformity and compliance across the Trust. Staff from non-Trust schools were also able to attend this training.
The feedback from the event was hugely positive with the vast majority keen to take what they had learnt back to the classroom, which we will look forward to seeing in action during the coming year. Thank you to all the staff who made the day run so smoothly.