200 teachers, from nine schools in the Kineton Learning Community Cluster, working with children and young people from the age of 3 to 18, came together on the 6th January 2014 for a shared training and development conference. Hosted at Kineton High School, the day started with a key note speaker, BAFTA award winning writer, Geoff Thompson, who inspired everyone to strive for success even against the toughest odds. This opening was followed by a series of workshops on a whole range of different subjects including assertiveness, engaging boys, strategies for reading, leadership, nurturing schools, the use of iPads, taking learning outdoors, teaching level 6 Maths, spelling punctuation and grammar and making the best use of Teaching Assistants.
Kineton High School was buzzing all day with professionals sharing best practice, ideas and tips to improve the experience of learners across the Cluster. Feedback included comments such as
“Thank you for the brilliant conference yesterday. It was stimulating, thought provoking and had a great atmosphere.” Kelly Ford of Moreton Morrell Primary School
And from one of the external speakers, Gail Allan – Family Links
“This is just to say thank you for including me in your very successful conference yesterday. I attend a lot of these events and yours had a particularly strong energy and engagement level.”
The headteachers and governors of the Cluster schools have a well-established and strong working relationship. “We are committed to working closely together across the age range of learners in our local area to ensure the highest quality of education and smooth transitions for all those in the community we serve.” Julia Morris Headteacher Kineton High School.
The schools involved in the day were : Kineton High School, Ettington Primary School, Kineton Primary School, Lighthorne Heath Primary School, Moreton Morrell Primary School, Temple Herdewyke Primary School, The Dassett Primary School, Tysoe Primary School and Wellesbourne Primary School.