Sharing good practice
Teaching is a collaborative process and sharing best practice is an integral part of the role. Supporting colleagues and sharing what we know works through lessons learnt, not only aids the teaching practice of our colleagues but also students' experiences and outcomes. Here are some of the ways we have been sharing best practice recently.
Pupil Premium best practice event
We were very proud to have been announced as secondary regional champion at the Pupil Premium Awards 2017 at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Commons. The award recognises the college's success in raising aspirations and ensuring disadvantaged students can fulfil their full potential. We have shared our successful strategies with schools throughout the midlands to disseminate best practice in improving outcomes:
- Neale Wade Academy, Cambridge
- Lees Brooks Community School, Derby
- Sharnbrook Academy, Bedford
- Heath Park School, Wolverhampton
- Chase Terrace Technology College, Staffordshire
- Ernesford Grange Community Academy, Coventry
- Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol
- Landau-Forte College, Derby
- Nottingham Academy, Nottingham
- St Pauls Catholic School, Leicester
In addition our Principal Steve Piggot was invited to speak at the Pupil Premium Conference in 2018 and 2019. Below is some of the feedback we have recently received:
"I thought the Pupil Premium best practice day was excellent. It gave me lots of valuable information on how to improve Pupil Premium outcomes. Your whole school is massively impressive. The journey that your school has been on serves as inspiration for our own school."
Mr Cotterill, Assistant Head, Ernesford Grange Community Academy
I was thoroughly impressed when I visited recently. Staff was very welcoming and happy to share Fullhurst’s journey with us all. What was perhaps most impressive was school's openness and desire to learn from others through networking. They made it clear that they doesn't have all the answers but that the team at Fullhurst are relentlessly pursuing excellence for disadvantaged students, whatever it takes. I also loved how the ethos permeated; the work targeting Pupil Premium students is clearly having benefits for all students, and for the wider school community. I loved visiting classrooms, talking to students and getting a sense of the school culture. I was really impressed with the projects looking at sight tests with Specsavers and the sleep deprivation research. I was also really impressed that the focus on raising the bar and working with disadvantaged students is an integral part of the recruitment process – so you have to be prove you have a passion for working with disadvantaged students if you apply for a job. I am so passionate about Pupil Premium myself, that I loved this whole approach and ethos. Many thanks for hosting such an incredible afternoon. I felt inspired when I left.
Ms Gray, Associate Principal, Sharnbrook Academy