Author and Consultant Dave Harris visits the Island and meets with various groups to discuss the future of the education system:
WATCH PAUL MOULTON interview DAVE HARRIS on Manx TV


Author and Consultant Dave Harris visits the Island and meets with various groups to discuss the future of the education system:
LISTEN to BEN HARTLEY interview DAVE HARRIS on Manx Radio


...It provides broad parameters for schools to develop flexible, exciting and memorable learning experiences and positive learning dispositions.

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Year 2 Stay and Learn
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Today the Year 2 parents came in to take part in a Maths Mastery lesson with the children. The parents were very well behaved and were able to subtract (with a little help from their children)! It was great to see so many parents attend. Read more on the St.Mary's School website...

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Seals: Football Festival
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A few pupils in Seals participated in the Football Festival held at the NSC. We had great fun showing off our football skills! See more on the Onchan School Gallery...

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First Aid Training for Year 6
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Year 6 took part in a full day of First Aid training delivered by Jill Gill from St John Ambulance this week. They covered topics including: Recovery position (including DRS ABC) Asthma Choking Burns Poisoning Wound dressing CPR …

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VIDEO: Inclusive Learning
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Inclusion is an approach to the curriculum that values all pupils equally and aims to increase participation by reducing barriers to learning. Inclusion recognises the rights of all learners to an appropriate educational environment that meets their learning needs and celebrates diversity as an int…

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VIDEO: Challenging and Engaging
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Challenging and engaging learning affords pupils frequent learning opportunities that develop knowldege skills and understanding and expand their capacity to learn. Pupils are intrinsically motivated through the development of a growth mindset in which risk, failure and challenge are seen as opport…

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VIDEO: Connected Learning
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Connected learning makes explicit the relationship between knowledge and skills in different contexts. Opportunites to apply learning can be linked across different contexts, subjects, phases and settings. Frequent opportunites are provided to make sense of learning both in and out of the education…

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VIDEO: Learning Through Enquiry
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Learning through Enquiry is the systematic process for the exploration of questions and lines of enquiry based on high levels of independent thought, evidence-gathering, analysis and reflection. WATCH VIDEO

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VIDEO: Pupil Voice
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Pupil Voice values the rights of young people to have an opinion and for others to listen and take it seriously. It involves pupils engaging in meaningful learning dialogues within their educational settings. It affords opportunities for pupils to improve the school by undertaking important leaders…

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VIDEO: Partnership with community
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Learners benefit from the development of positive and constructive relationships through active partnerships with parents/carers and the wider community. Such partnerships enhance understanding of the learning process and develop opportunites for the application and extension of learning. WATCH VID…

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VIDEO: Active Learning
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Active Learning promotes independence and self regulation in learners. It provides frequent opportunities for them to contribute to and shape their own learning. Active learners experience high levels of creativity, enjoyment and involvement, whilst developing their ability to make decisions and th…

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VIDEO: Assessment for learning
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AfL is the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there. WATCH VIDEO

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VIDEO: Meaningful Learning
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Meaningful learning provides young people with a purpose and context for their learning and is responsive to the world of work, local and global community and personal interests and needs. Levels of pupil engagement and involvement are high and real life applications are evident. WATCH VIDEO

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VIDEO: Personalised Learning
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Personalised learning aims to provide a more tailored education for every learner. It begins with an indepth understanding of each learners' needs, interests and abilities and then seeks to provide responsive, relevant and challenging opportunities that support them as they progress through their l…

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Teaching
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For young children, the emphasis is on learning through enquiry, through doing, and through experience. The Foundation Stage curriculum allows children to learn by exploring, talking about their learning, practising skills and being active. The three prime areas of learning, communication and langu…

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Learning in 1B - Autumn term
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As Manx society changes, so too the curriculum that schools offer our young people needs to change. The knowledge, skills and attitudes that pupils will need, in the twenty-first century, are not the same as they were in the past and so the school experience needs to evolve to reflect this. The Dep…

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