Primary school programme – overview
Building Better Learners
Building Better Learners is TLO’s professional development programme for primary schools looking to embed learning power into their school life as a strategic development.
Building Better Learners is designed for whole-school implementation, with the aim of helping the school become fully ‘learning powered’. A school will typically take three years to work through the full programme; although some schools spread the programme over a longer period. So this is definitely a strategic investment in professional development and school improvement.
The major part of the programme is based on a suite of online materials, designed to blend with teachers’ daily practice and regular professional development.
The online programme is supplemented by a small number of live interactive online sessions led by TLO’s Principal Consultants. The mix is variable, at the school’s choice: from an almost purely online programme (with some additional resources), to several live sessions per year. As the world moves out of the more severe Covid-related restrictions, live in-school professional development sessions can also play a part in the blend.
Building Better Learners: Phase 1
Schools that have taken building better learning seriously have quickly realised the centrality of professional development in making it work.
Changing the habits of a professional lifetime is not simple. It involves un-learning and re-learning: unpicking, readjusting, trying things out and seeing what works. It’s about staff using their own learning power to effect changes in themselves. Becoming proficient, and then developing further so that the ‘new approach’ becomes second nature, takes time and effort.
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