On Monday 26th January the Academy was closed for the day as we welcomed renowned teacher Jim Smith. He led a day’s training taking staff through his repertoire to encourage students to “learn more when you teach less,” in order that we empower our students to learn collaboratively, make decisions and solve problems.
Jim’s refreshing approach to classroom practice reminded staff of many strategies – 55 at last count – some were new, some we’d forgotten! He is the latest in a series of guest presenters that have visited the Academy to help improve and inspire our staff team!
We were joined by several new PGCE colleagues on the day and overall an enthusing day was had by all!