Schools around the county are working collaboratively as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), focusing on areas of local priority: cognitive theory & memory, feedback & marking, maths, English, curriculum design and emotional health & well-being.
The Lincolnshire Learning Partnership champions the implementation of research-based evidence in Lincolnshire's schools. We are now in our fourth year working with Mobilise. The Mobilise project has provided every school leader in Lincolnshire the support and resources to make sense of, and act on, the research evidence on: cognitive theory and memory; feedback and marking; maths in KS2 & KS3; English in KS1 & KS2; curriculum design and grant-funded small-scale trials. The project supports a sustainable cluster-based, school-to-school infrastructure model of continuing professional development.
We recently worked closely with other primary and secondary schools across Lincolnshire in our understanding and effective delivery of purposeful & meaningful feedback. We were also delighted to have been involved in a nation-wide trial of the impact of different forms of feedback and 'marking.'
This year, our school is involved in the Curriculum Development project with a mixture of primary schools, academies and secondary schools in Lincolnshire:
* Caythorpe Primary School
* Cliffedale Primary School
* The Deepings School
* Isaac Newton Primary School
* The Kings School, Grantham
* Long Bennington Church of England Academy
* Marston Thorolds Church of England Primary School
* St Sebastians Church of England Primary School
The school-based leads meet together every half term. Claypole Church of England Primary School is the lead school. Martyn Wells is also Chair of the Mobilise Advisory Board.