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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Visit to Greenford High School

Greenford High School is a school located on the end of the Central Line. It serves a highly mutlicultural and multi faith community.

The school has specialist school status and is a member of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.

Through the Trust the school has received a grant o be a hub school for personalisation/personalising learning.

I had a wonderful meeting with a group of student observers. Student observers are students who have been trained to observe students in lessons and give feed back to teachers about the lessons. The feedback is given in 4 areas:

  1. Student-teacher relationships
  2. Assessment for Learning
  3. Teaching and Learning Strategies
  4. Pupil Engagement.

I was amazed by the confidence and perceptions of the kids who were from Year 7, 8 and 9.

At this stage, the teachers volunteer to have their lessons observed by student observers.

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