Throughout the Family Zone schools there is an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in all subject areas. The teaching and learning project allows for an exchange of knowledge and will support teachers from all schools to come together for CPD opportunities.
We will also create opportunities for teaching staff to take particular areas of specialism into other schools, allowing new experiences for students whether in their own school setting or on visits to MCA.
The objectives to this element are:
Shared learning opportunities are created for teaching staff
New opportunities for learning are offered to students of all 17 schools
Students become more prepared for secondary school
This element of the programme is continually growing and presently we have been able to offer Digital Schoolhouse, an established programme which provides CPD for teachers and practical session delivery with the students with sessions such as coding and artificial intelligence; working with the Science Learning Partnership we have secured funding for STEM CPD sessions; English teachers from MCA have been out with Y10 students to Family Zone primary groups to support them with their reading and our Community Archaeologist has delivered workshops at each of the schools looking at map regression. Through communication with the Family Zone schools, this will continue to develop in line with the needs and requirements of each school.