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Yorkshire Coast Schools to Improve Teaching and Learning

Yorkshire Coast Schools to Improve Teaching and Learning

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 15th January 2020.

Schools along the Yorkshire Coast are trying to raise standards of teaching and learning.

A training day was held yesterday at Scarborough Spa, which was attended by around 250 teachers and staff from Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington.

It is run by the Scarborough Teaching Alliance at Scalby School with a focus on curriculum design and on the new Ofsted inspection framework and, crucially, collaboration with colleagues from the coast.

All teaching staff from Scalby, Caedmon School, Headlands School and Filey School attended giving everyone an opportunity to share ideas about best and developing practice regarding curriculum. 

Richard Benstead, Programme Director of the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area, explains what the new Ofsted inspection framework is:

"They're particularly looking at specific areas when they're doing an inspection, to really do deep dives into understanding a particularly subject or area.

For example what is the approach that the school's taken? How has that changed and how has that evolved since the last inspection? And how is that focussed on getting the best outcomes and best learning for pupils."

Richard Benstead
Richard Benstead

Richard explains more about the curriculum design:

"So when a Maths teacher is applying the curriculum with a particular year group, what are the approaches that they're taking? What's the Maths content that they have to cover? And how do schools share the effective ways of doing that and really engaging those pupils in understanding key Maths concepts."

He spoke to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke at Scarborough Spa, yesterday:

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