The Impact of ITT

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					       The
   Impact of ITT
     Martin Husbands
Droitwich Spa High School
     Wednesday 8th November
             York
Our commitment to ITT
Our School is committed to providing teaching practices of the highest
quality and have:

• a commitment to increasing ITT provision
• a commitment to improving the quality
• a commitment to staff training and development in relation to ITT
  provision
• promoting ITT across the school
• developing strong links with one or more ITT providers

• Autumn 2006: 22 trainees

          I suppose it‟s a bit like
          a mission statement?!
Number of ITT students (trainees)
   40

   35

   30                                                UCE
                                                     Bath Spa
   25
                                                     Wolverhampton
   20                                                Newman
                                                     OU
   15
                                                     Marches
   10                                                Worcester

    5

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         2002-3     2003-4    2004-5      2005-6




  Aim:    To consider the impacts of this ITT in schools
Droitwich Spa High School
•   Worcestershire
•   1450 students
•   100 teaching staff
•   12-18
•   True comprehensive
•   Specialist Sports College

My role:
• Assistant Headteacher
  (CPD)
    – CPD, PMR, NQT, ITT
Task 1
• Get your post-it notes ready….

• Write down as many impacts of ITT as possible.

• Use a separate post-it note for each one

• Go!
• Almost time…

• 30 seconds!
Task 2
• Now consider these impacts in the context of „individual
  / team / school‟…


              Individual                  Team




                           Whole School
Departmental / Team Impacts
•   Fresh ideas
•   New approaches
•   Sharing of ideas
•   New resources (schemes of work, specific resources)
    – Example 1: Introduction to Business Studies
    – Example 2: Games to enhance learning in Maths
•   Learning and teaching becomes a dialogue
•   Use of standards as everyday terminology
•   Learning styles
•   Financial contribution to dept funds
•   Extra pair of hands
•   Extra curricular involvement
•   Time?
Individual Impacts:
•   Attitude
•   New Ideas
•   Reflection
•   CPD (accreditation)
•   Raises Achievement
•   Learning Styles
•   Finance
•   Resources (incl. time?)
•   Recruitment
•   Lesson planning
•   Networking / Liaison
•   Learning Culture
•   New skills….. – not all skills shared
    and discussed are so explicit….
    Task 3: What skills do teachers develop
    professionals or mentors
                                        Label the bodies with
                 Eyes in the back
                                        „skills‟ / qualities…
Listening
ear              of the head

                                        Skill development:

                                        Communication
                                        Negotiation
                                        Delegation
                                        Organisation
                                        Pupil knowledge
                                        Behaviour management
                                        Subject knowledge
                                        Feedback
                                        Preparation
                                        Planning
                                        Guidance

                  5 mins                And more…..
Whole School Impacts
•   Learning culture
•   Improved relationships with providers
•   Liaison with Middle Schools
•   Emphasis on CPD
•   Developing all staff in the school
•   Learning and teaching agenda
•   Camera technology to enhance L + T
•   Recruitment
•   Retention
•   Financial contribution
•   Involved in major TDA projects (PPS; PDS)
Implications…

    Trainees              School




    RESOURCES   SUPPORT   TIME
Support for Trainees
                               Being an ITT student

•   Trained mentors
•   Experience
•   Willingness to help
•   Access to resources
•   Subject / professional
    mentor sessions ITE
    booklet
•   Some initiatives…VLE /
    Camera Technology        at Droitwich Spa High School
•   Culture of ITT            The Professional Mentor Team

•   VLE – Virtual Learning
    Environment
Support for Mentors / School
•   Training – mentor specific each year
•   Whole school INSET: Mentoring (Nov 2005)
•   Whole school INSET: Coaching (Dec 2006)
•   Support materials
•   VLE – online resources
•   Assistant Professional Mentor Appointed (Sept
    2004)
•   Staff Handbook
•   CPD – beyond the school
 Current role as                                     “To increase the quality and
 PDS lead school                                      capacity of ITT in shortage
                                                      subjects”

Project                 When     Who / Where                              Cluster:
Design / Tech Starter   Sept /
                                 Archbishop Ilsley
Videoing                Oct
                                                                          Droitwich Spa HS
Mentor training –
                        Sept /   3 x schools (DSHS; Ridgewood;            Perryfields HS
twilight (Maths /
                        Oct      Perryfields)                             Ridgewood HS
Science / ICT)
                                                                          Archbishop Ilsley
                        Oct /
Cross-mentor visits              All schools                              Kingsbury College
                        Nov
Cross-placement         Oct /
                                 All schools                              Newman College
experiences             Nov
                                                                          UCE
Resource packs for               Collated by, edited and distributed by
                        Jan                                               University of
trainees / mentors               DSHS
                                                                          Worcester
ITT open days at
                        Jan      TBA
schools
ITT conference for      Jan /
                                 TBA
mentors/trainees        Feb
             Impacts of ITT




INDIVIDUAL   DEPARTMENTAL     WHOLE SCHOOL




                PUPILS??
Were you paying attention?

• Test!
       Thank you

martin1husbands@hotmail.com
  husbandsm@thevle.co.uk
Using our Specialism….

• Specialist Status (build on       Example……………..
   existing University of
   Worcester links; ICT
   opportunities, feeder schools)   • 20 young adults around
                                      the edge of a sports hall
• To enhance Initial Teacher          became a daunting
   Training through the effective     experience for pupils.
   use of camera technology

• To continue the commitment        • To use camera
   to focus on the trainee….          technology in a practical
                                      way
Phases 1 & 2 of 3 complete

Phase 1
• Installation of camera technology
• Implement with UCW Initial Teacher Trainees
Phase 2
• Interactive radio headset
• Additional locations
• Support for ALL PE trainees each Monday
• Self Review
Typical Session

• Lesson focus negotiated with trainee teachers
• College tutor teaches lesson using interactive
    radio microphone, trainees observe
•   Teacher chairs discussion and interacts with
    college tutor by asking questions
•   College tutor returns to review the lesson
Student feedback on camera use – key
features:

• “..enabled us to discuss issues as they arose
  rather than at the end of the session when we
  probably wouldn‟t have remembered”
• “Allowed us to focus on the actions of the
  teacher and the behaviour of the pupils up
  close”
• “We were all focused on one aspect, rather than
  all of us seeing the lesson from a different
  perspective depending on where we sat”
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We have learned

•   Collaboration requires commitment from people
•   Financial investment necessary to get started
•   Hardware needs maintenance
•   Succession in terms of knowledge matters
•   Innovative thinking can impact
•   Innovative thinking can spread
Phase 3

• Video streaming across the net
• Tutor observes, evaluates and carries out
  collaborative review with trainee from University
  office (Global)

• Video archives stored on web-site for future
  reference

• Continuing Professional Development (LA)
Spin off benefits
• Combined classes releases one teacher to
    observe via camera technology
•   School mentor observes trainee teacher
    removing „halo effect‟
•   Enhance performance/coaching/evaluative skills
    within physical education
•   CPD for involved staff
•   Influence on ICT „expectation‟ whole school

				
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