In November Teachers from all schools met for a Kagan training day to learn simple fun structures to be used as part of every lesson to support pupil engagement, co-operation, learning behaviours and spoken language.
Teacher feedback of the course was overwhelmingly positive with the vast majority of staff finding the day very useful. Typical comments were "Excellent content, good variety of strategies" and "I gained lots of new ideas to bring to my classroom".
Our schools have chosen four key Kagan approaches to embed within our lessons. There is already good evidence of the impact of these strategies on pupil independence and co-operation.
The work also ties in closely with our key objective for this year i.e. Improving communication through spoken language development.