This week our A/Master Teacher, Mrs Fiona Hoskings, has been working collaboratively with staff around providing feedback. Feedback can take place in many forms - feedback to students on their work and feedback to staff on how to engage students and improve student learning. To build staff expertise we are currently doing this through the use of a Collegial Feedback Tool. The leadership team have also been visiting classes and through these learning visits we are seeking feedback from students on 'What are you learning?' 'How are you going?' 'What are the next steps?' This interaction helps students to understand and become owners of their learning.I would like to welcome Mrs Margaret Taylor back to our school in the role as Head of Curriculum. Mrs Taylor will be working with the school to lead Maths Improvement. This work that Mrs Taylor does will enable us to gain valuable insight in how our students are travelling and what the next steps are for the school community to ensure we continue high quality numeracy teaching.Curiosity and Powerful Learning is a whole school improvement program that underpins our whole school curriculum. Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning and Higher Order Thinking is our focus in this space. We are part of a cluster of schools working together in this space. One of our initiatives for this term is to invite parents to find out more about what is 'Curiosity and Powerful Learning' by hosting a parent information evening. We will have more details on this in the newsletter next week.
Until next time,Be Kind to yourself and to each other (and wear yellow on Wednesday).