Creating a climate of excellence through collaboration
Collaboration is at the heart of our work as a trust. In seeking to improve life chances for all of our pupils, sharing expertise in teaching and learnng is key. As a reflective learning community, our trust seeeks to engage with current research and educational thinking to enrich learning opportunities for all our pupils and staff.
“The power of collective capacity is that it enables ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things” – for two reasons. One is that knowledge about effective practice becomes more widely available and accessible on a daily basis. The second reason is more powerful still—working together generates commitment.” (Michael Fullan, ‘How the World’s Most Improved Systems Keep Getting Better” p 72)
Southport Learning Trust Communities of School Improvement
To support the development of pedagogy and curriculum across the Trust curriculum leaders in all areas work collaboratively as Communities of School Improvement.
The aims of our communities are to: –
- Develop as a collaborative wider team to support curriculum development and outcomes
- gain knowledge of strengths and areas for development in Trust schools
- Develop curriculum plans and wider opportunities
- develop and share effective pedagogy and support workload for us and our staff
- develop an understanding of all through approaches in our subject from nursey to sixth form
- develop an understanding of successful strategies for our pupils especially SEND and disadvantaged students
- access and use latest evidence-based research.