A very successful training day was held for ACE staff on Friday 21 October 2016.
Teachers from across the Trust took part in an engaging and useful session looking at Accelerated Learning, led by Alastair Smith. They reviewed how to spark pupil interest at the beginning of a lesson to improve pupil outcomes and how to engage pupils in their learning. Ideas will be put into planning for next term.
Support staff reviewed achievements over the last year and the ACE vision for the future, before attending separate training sessions, inc catering, finance, payroll and site management.
Feedback from teachers:
"Feeling passionate about learning"
"Making the learning experience for each pupil purposeful - not just cardboard boxes"
"It was beneficial to reflect on the principles to improve teaching and its impact overall"
"The day created a buzz which we can use as our launch pad to discuss teaching and learning and improve outcomes for pupils"
"An inspiring session"
Feedback from support staff:
"Great to meet staff from other academies and share best practice"
"Formal training alongside other ACE academies was really beneficial"
"Informative, inclusive and relaxed"
"Learning about the whole Trust and its plans for the future was very helpful and enjoyable"