Teaching & Learning Team
At DESC we continue to strive to get ‘Even Better.’ Last week, the T&L Team spent the morning looking at ways to ensure that our pedagogy remains at the top of its’ game so that students continue to get an excellent classroom experience. The team are currently developing online training modules that every member of staff will complete, based around the key principles of our very own Teaching & Learning Centre – Personalisation, Assessment and Questioning, Inspiration and Motivation, Super 16 and Technology. The modules will be ready to roll out in the next academic year.
Our strong commitment to staff development was evident earlier this week when eight of our own staff, who have been trained in the effective use of iPads in the classroom, passed on their knowledge and expertise to the rest of the teaching staff. It was an incredibly successful session with a vast range of top tips which will impact positively in the classroom. A big ‘thank you’ to Miss Gracey, Mr Mills, Miss Al Musa, Miss Malone, Mr Wells, Mr Treble, Mr Booth and Miss Leseur for providing such an excellent session.
Finally, following Mrs Hilton’s appointment as Deputy Head of Coast House, we have made two additions to the T&L Team. Miss Rickson (English) and Miss McNamee (Psychology) will be joining the team for the remainder of the year – we look forward to their input over the coming months.