Filming professional learning and mentoring programme at Albany Road Primary School
31 July 2019
We’ve been busy filming interviews for an upcoming feature on a bespoke professional learning and mentoring programme developed for Albany Road Primary School.
The programme has been designed and delivered by Emmajane Milton, Reader in Education and Co-Director of the Wales Masters in Educational Practice (MEP) and Dr Alexandra Morgan, Lecturer in Education and Programme Co-ordinator for the MEP at the School of Social Sciences.
The aim of the programme was to support teaching staff at the school develop their pedagogical practice through reflective professional conversations engagement with research and genuine engagement with student voice. These approaches were grounded within a safe and supportive professional learning and educative mentoring context.
Over a series of sessions from October 2018 to July 2019, the programme focused on professional practice and learner experience, whilst responding directly to the specific needs of the school. Underpinned by research, and learning from the Masters in Educational Practice programme, delegates have been supported to work collaboratively to critically reflect on practice in their school and classroom in order to effect real change.
Our filming session coincided with the final professional learning session. We met with teachers taking part in the programme, as well as Emmajane and Alex, and the Head and Deputy Head Teachers of the school, interviewing them about their experiences as the nine month programme comes to an end.
It has been a very positive experience for all, empowering teachers to engage with relevant research to contextualise and to collaboratively carefully consider their teaching practices with the ultimate aims of improving learner experience and outcomes at the school.
We will be releasing the film shortly so keep an eye on our social channels for more information.
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