Oakham Festival of Learning


On Tuesday 4th June 2019 we were very pleased to host our inaugural Oakham Festival of Learning, aimed at providing a variety of opportunities for staff and students to reflect on their current practice and to encounter new ideas to try out in the classroom.

We were delighted to be able to welcome Dr Bethany Kelly from the University of Buckingham who ended our Festival of Learning with a discussion of the subject of Leadership in Education, the subject of her recent doctoral thesis.

Dr Bethany Kelly on Leadership
Dr Bethany Kelly from the University of Buckingham invites staff to reflect on Leadership in Education

Various workshops and activities took place throughout the day, including a display of current work completed in collaboration with teaching and library staff on how to embed FOSIL research methods in lesson activities.

FOSIL display
An exhibition of some of the current work on FOSIL in collaboration between teaching and library staff.

Below you will find copies of presentations and handouts for each of the training sessions as well as a selection of student Microstories, produced during a breakfast workshop with the Head of English, Mr Glyn Austen.

Creative Teaching- Susanna Boyd (Lead Practitioner)

Creative Teaching workshop handout – Susanna Boyd (Lead Practitioner)

Microstories – Glyn Austen (Head of English)

Three Microstories – Student work (Form 1)

Concept Mapping – Joseph Sanders (Lead Practitioner)

Active Learning Resources – Joseph Sanders (Lead Practitioner)

How Do We Establish a Culture of Deep Learning – Dmitriy Ashton (IB MYP Coordinator)

Differentiation – Jonathan Andrews (Director of Teaching and Learning)

Peer Observation – Julie Summers (Lead Practitioner)

Top Revision Strategies – Julie Summers (Lead Practitioner)

Revision Cards – Susanna Boyd (Lead Practitioner)