Monday 10th May 1.00pm
B Smith, E Webster, M Jegat, C Henderson, R Middleton, R Taylor, C Cruickshank, m Walker, K Balsillie, C Parker
3. Progress with projects/ format of final report
Each member of the group spoke about progress with their projects. These are at various stages and staff reported how original ideas have sometimes developed into something different, dependent upon the class and circumstances.
BS distributed a template for the final project report. Comments were welcomed. Team members were encouraged to share final reports with the others members of the learning team prior to final submission in the week starting 7th June, although there was no obligation to do so.
4. In-service day in August
There was discussion about the organisation of this half-day. Some people felt that it would be quite daunting to present their findings on their own.
It was agreed that the team would ‘buddy-up’ with the idea of having four distinct presentations that staff could volunteer to attend, based upon learning team projects that shared a common key feature of Assessment. Team members were encouraged to check the website to see which projects matched up with their own.
EW,RT and KB agreed to take on the organisation of the in-service activities and will meet in the near future to discuss the way forward and investigate the views of the wider staff.
5. Website/Learning library
The website is being updated with minutes and any other relevant information relating to the learning team. BS reported that with current budget restraints it may not be possible to have funding for the learning library, however he would discuss this again with the headteacher.
There was some discussion of having a ‘virtual learning library’ with links to websites containing interesting and relevant information. This is already underway on the learning team website and any further relevant sites and resources would be posted.
6. Staff opportunities
BS indicated that there may be development opportunities for staff within the learning team as a result of staffing changes in the school for next session and asked LT members to consider this.
8. Date of next meeting
7th June 2010 – lunchtime