We launched the second phase of our National Teacher Enquiry Network pilot phase last night in a meeting hosted by the Catalyst Teaching School Alliance at the Bishop’s Stortford High School.
The launch was made possible by a grant from the National College for Teaching and Leaderhip. Teachers met to learn about our lesson-study-based Teacher Enquiry tools in order to carry out Enquiry Projects at The Bishop’s Stortford High School, Furneux Pelham Church of England School and Little Hallingbury Primary School.
Teacher Development Trust Chief Executive, David Weston, worked alongside Catalyst’s Simon MacNeill to brief the participants about the Enquiry programme and explain the concept of Lesson Study to those who were previously unfamiliar.
The teachers worked through resources to help them start forming an Enquiry Goal and start thinking about the appropriate mix of evaluation methods they would use in order to assess their progress. This sparked some in-depth discussion about how to refine ideas so that they would be measurable, including looking at specific characteristics of independent learning and resilience which could be developed.
This pilot is helping us to further refine and develop the tools for our new National Teacher Enquiry Network, a family of schools and colleges working together for better professional development. We would like to thank the National College for their continued support.