Project Programme for 2022/23
One of the legacies of the pandemic is the widening of the gap for many disadvantaged groups of children. This challenge exists alongside many other challenges that schools already faced including curriculum, finance, SEND and behaviour. In 2022/23 VNET will focus on supporting schools in developing strategies to address these gaps and challenges and to continually improve the ‘Quality of Education’ in our schools.
The projects run throughout the year, with gaps tasks and peer-to-peer support to help embed learning and practice. The sessions are run via Zoom from 1-4pm in Autumn 2, Spring 1 and 2 and Summer 1. Members can use credits to access projects at 6 credits per project.
Developing Teaching Excellence
Pragmatic, evidence-based strategies to ensure responsive classroom teaching to deliver great outcomes
Keen to learn research informed approaches to develop teaching in teams? Seeking leadership strategies to ensure consistent experiences for learners across teams? This project will support busy leaders to build impactful routines and habits in teams to develop the understanding about, and impact of, teaching over time. Building upon more than a decade of proven track record in supporting teacher development, this project will equip leaders with a framework to deepen dialogue, strategies to ensure feedback is impactful, and a shared language for teaching excellence. It will also unpick the common barriers that inhibit growth and provide strategies to overcome them.
Evaluating the Impact of your Curriculum
Meet the challenge of ensuring that pupils know more and remember more and therefore are making progress as described in the Ofsted Inspection Framework
When inspectors evaluate the impact of the education provided by the school, their focus will primarily be on what pupils have learned. Having a well-structured, well-taught curriculum will lead to good results because those results will reflect what pupils have learned.
The impact of the curriculum lies in whether students have learnt the things you’ve taught them. How do you know whether pupils know what you think they know?
This project is intended for primary and secondary headteachers, senior and subject leaders who want to ensure that all pupils benefit from a good quality of education and optimise their learning and outcomes.
To support teachers to ensure that pupils build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions.
We are delighted to be working with Voice 21, the National Oracy Charity to bring members an oracy project to help every child in school find their voice!
Oral communication skills (or oracy) are vital to young people’s success in school and beyond, and yet they are not skills which are taught explicitly. Voice 21’s mission is to support schools to help teachers get children talking in schools. We know that this is particularly important in supporting disadvantaged children who often start school with oracy skills well below the expected level.