May 2012

Draper's Academy workshop

After weeks of rain, the sun finally came out this week on the second day of our two day workshop with teachers from the Draper's Academy. They will be welcoming their first sixth form students in September and in collaboration with their Head of Sixth, Julie Armstrong, we drew up a plan to help support its development, starting with this workshop and running throughout next year.  We spent much of our  two days together in conversation, unpacking understandings and experiences of writing in the teachers' own classrooms, in their subject areas, within the culture of the school and in 'the system' - of assessment for the students and inspection for the teachers.