Research & Development
Wimborne Teaching School (WTS) places research and development at the heart of improving classroom practice and outcomes for pupils. It readily models and supports effective peer-to-peer professional development opportunities. It has already forged links with Further Education Providers to develop frameworks for small-scale appreciative enquiries that can be expanded to pursue masters level accreditation.
It is currently using online communities to enrich shared learning experiences and find pragmatic ways of bringing professionals together in busy working environments. It is also working alongside known educationalists to build leadership teams and embrace the challenge of change. WTS is also active in bidding for and allocating out departmental funding, to support and develop local expertise.
Work currently ongoing: Maths KS2 Teacher Research Group
Wimborne Teaching School and the Jurassic Maths Hub are currently running a Maths Teacher Research Group during the Spring and Summer Terms with 6 KS2 Teachers across Dorset who are using the Singapore Textbook approach.
This funded project through the Jurassic Maths Hub develops a mastery approach in maths across the South West of England. The project is led by Louise Jeffs, Maths SLE, Wimborne Teaching School.
This collaborative project gives delegates a deeper understanding of the principles and pedagogies related to teaching for mastery. It provides an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the use of concrete and visual representations and effective use of high-quality textbooks based upon the Singapore approach.
No further research groups are currently planned however please do check back to this site should this change.