Students as learning partners at Northampton School for Girls. Presentation aims. Session 1 Setting up SaLP at NSG Session 2 Presentation of SaLP at NSG Session 3 Question and answers Session 4 Next steps. Setting up the SaLP project. SSAT training day
Setting up SaLP at NSG
Presentation of SaLP at NSG
Question and answers
not about judging the teaching!
It’s about . . .
. . . students . . .
. . . working in partnership with staff . . .
. . . to impact on learning
“Students consult with teachers on a focus and then they are invited into the classroom to observe the learning, based around the focus.
A non-judgmental dialogue takes place between staff and student and possible ways forward are considered”
Six stage process:
Focus (teacher led)
Agreement of date/class
Special training students
Discuss methods of positive feedback - practice phrasing positive feedback/constructive
Form an agreement - confidentiality, not to be biased, be honest.............
“I got a feeling of being treated equally and with respect.”
“We got to have our views listened to and gave us a sense of responsibility.”
“Feeling that my point of view is valued in the school.”
“I now know how to give criticism in a positive manner.”
“It improved my self esteem and confidence.”
Exploring the problems/barriers to SaLP in your school
Create a team of student learning partners at each key stage to help develop learning opportunities and aid the departmental reflection process.
Use students from the SaLP project to develop students leading the lesson plenary.
Create learning mentors in the subject area i.e. yr13 lead a learning session for year 12 on what they wish they’d known. Yr12 students to be able to request the support of a yr13 student mentor to support their understanding.
To use SaLP students to carry out a learning audit on students preferred learning styles and feed back to the department.
To integrate the SaLP and P4C approach to thinking and questioning skills and setting the lesson objectives for a particular focus area. SaLP students to observe these lessons and feedback to the teaching team about their success.
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