ELDP (Educator Led Development Programme)

During this academic year, 3 members of staff have undertaken projects following the Educator Led Development Programme. The programme is in its 3rd year at St Clement Danes and has the aim of giving all staff (teaching and non-teaching) an opportunity to develop an idea or project - furthering their Leadership and professionality.

Louise Fennessy, Emma Brown and Mark Sorrell presented their projects at a morning briefing to share their progress and journey to all staff.

Louise Fennessy’s project 'Developing strategies to provide sensory provision in the classroom' has had huge success at KS3. She has created a set of tools that are available with all LSP’s in the school and now helps support individuals in lessons. The strategy has also been adopted for Year 11s and Year 13s that are experiencing exam anxiety during the exam months.

Emma Brown has focussed on 'Develop strategies to improve students’ confidence in their understanding of the way they learn and how that links to the specific exam requirements'. After the shared briefing session, the feedback from staff raised that this is a concern in other subjects and Emma’s strategy is now being shared in other faculties.

Mark Sorrell wanted to explore 'Developing strategies to nurture and support the engagement of male students in Year 8'. After reading ‘Boys do Cry’ and ‘Boys don’t try’  by Matt Pinkett, Mark developed a focus group of students to trial strategies to engage and reflect on how they approach their learning in lessons. The strategies will now be used in form times in KS3 next year.

The participants have been led by our in-house facilitator and coach lead: Jude Wheatley, who has done a brilliant job, supporting and guiding colleagues with expertise and enthusiasm in equal measure. Jude said ‘It has been a pleasure to facilitate the group this year and see the development and legacy of the projects.’







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