Thursday, 20 October 2016

Nomadic Staff Meetings

Where do you hold your staff meetings? School hall? Staff room? Meeting room? The person leading the meeting's classroom?

How about visiting a different classroom each week. We have 16 classrooms and therefore can visit each class about twice a year. So the staff meeting gains an extra focus. Everyone attending can learn about what is being delivered, but also can look at displays, classroom organisation and more.

Not got a system for where the staff meeting is held? Have a think...

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Grounds Treasure Hunt

Want to get your staff looking at how they can make use of all parts of the school grounds? Set up a treasure hunt. In each location you want them to visit, ask them what the area could be used for and include a riddle for them to solve. Engage them in the process? Prizes for those who are first back, with the most correct riddle answers.

When we did this, we placed a QR Code in each location that linked to a Padlet wall. The staff entered their ideas onto the Padlet wall and we've been able to read the responses since.