Crawshawbooth Primary School - Good Practice Award
The outcome of our project is to disseminate outstanding practice through coaching and mentoring of all teachers, teaching assistants and staff in order to raise the teaching from 'good' to 'good with outstanding features'.
The ethos of the school is one of team work with an atmosphere of staff learning from each other with good self-evaluation skills.
We achieved the Good Practice Award in 2010 for AfL and the Creative Curriculum and we wanted to build on this by developing the Coaching project throughout the school in order to raise attainment in teaching, particularly in Literacy.
All staff received Coaching training from the adviser. This has been followed up by regular staff meetings to focus on coaching linked to the Boys' Writing Project and AfL (our school improvement priorities). Performance management targets are linked tightly to the above SIP priorities
Staff paired up with each other and teachers and teaching assistants to develop coaching with a view to raising the quality of teaching from 'good' to 'good with outstanding features'. Shared lesson observations and self evaluation discussions took place.
After only half a term there has already been a noticeable improvement of the quality of teaching observed during lesson observations.