When a whole school engages with Working With Others, all staff including head teachers, teaching assistants and midday meal supervisors become equipped with practical strategies for working with each other more effectively and for supporting whole classes and smaller groups of pupils.
Staff members are able to reflect on and develop their practice and relationships with colleagues as well as pupils in their school. Many teams report welcomed and significant improvements on inclusion, empowerment and contribution from everyone.
All areas of the school are able to help support the development and practice of group work skills with children for their learning, behaviour and relationships with each other, both in the playground and in the classroom.
WWO regularly comment on pupil relationships, personal development, social skills and opportunities for collaborative and cooperative working in groups (see Ofsted Quote).
Local Authorities and SIP also acknowledge the positive impact of WWO for pupils (see SIP Quote).
A number of schools have also gained Gold Healthy Schools Status from the direct contribution made by following and applying Working With Others principles.
Next Course - Friday 22nd March 2013
INSET at Moffat Academy early in 2013 and a training session with trainee teachers at University of...
Starting new Partnerships across the country. Deadline for registration - 14th June 2013.