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EiML case studies - Devon small primary schools


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Created on 10 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 10 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator

Ways of working - EiML Case Studies

This project to explore ways of using the EiML materials involved seven schools. We split into two groups broadly linked together by location and size. They were all small primary schools, ranging in size from 38 to 99 pupils on roll. All the schools had mixed age classes and the mathematics subject leaders were either the head teacher, a teacher new to subject leadership or a teacher new to the school. Mathematics was not necessarily a focus or a priority for the schools’ development plans at the time of our work together.

In April 2010, the group of mathematics subject leaders met together to agree a starting point and to explore the materials. The ‘Key Elements of Subject Leadership’ and ‘Core Responsibilities’ sections were explored and it was agreed that all of the seven schools would begin with the ‘Vision and Aims’ section of the Key Elements. Each school also chose to develop another area as well and these are identified in their individual case studies.

The groups of schools came together a few weeks later and shared their developing experiences. The subject leaders were also introduced to the PNS materials Excellence and Enjoyment: learning in the primary years: Creating a learning culture – Classroom community, collaborative and personalised learning, and collectively did the ‘How children learn’ activity (to be found on page 12).

The projects are all based in schools so the identities of the school, staff and children are protected. To this end names of children in all cases were coded using pseudonyms to protect the identities of the children.

     
 

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