East Sussex Winners - Uniservity Awards 2009
Winners: Tideway School, Gray's Infant School & Nursery
Commended: Hailsham CC, Etchingham CE Primary School, Cre8 Partnership, Curchwoood Primary School
Winner: Tideway School, East Sussex
Building Schools of the Future poses many challenges for schools – not least of which how to maintain and improve standards through a time of many changes. Tideway School are one step ahead, having had to rebuild their site due to a severe arson attack, and to ensure that student’s learning was not at risk, used their cLc learning platform to provide continuity and create innovative learning opportunities. This online curriculum had profound impact upon the engagement of parents and the wider community, improved learning at a time of great risk, developed styles of delivering learning opportunities for students, and informed practice and professional development across the whole school. Led by an exemplary innovator; Jim Fanning, the school have created a true connected Learning community online and shown just what an impact pedagogical use of the cLc learning platform can have on learning.
Winner: Grays Infant School & Nursery, East Sussex
The team at Grays School are clearly unified in their vision for achieving the highest levels of engagement and attainment for all children, staff and families within a whole school learning community. Led by their innovative Headteacher Christine Terrey, staff, children and families have been using their cLc learning platform to support learning activities within and beyond class, at home and in the wider school community, underpinning and reinforcing their curriculum provision, extending learning and raising attainment. Foundation Stage children, families and staff have been using the cLc learning platform to work collaboratively towards the setting, evidencing, reviewing and celebrating of children’s EYFSP targets and learning goals, combining practical and online activities and capturing informal learning through sound and film in learning journal blogs used for teacher assessment, and shared with extended family as far afield as India and Poland. Committed to learning for the whole community, the school have used the cLc learning platform to connect with schools in their locality and far beyond for staff CPD, family learning and community projects.
Commended: Hailsham Community College, East Sussex
Introducing their learning platform to the school, the team at Hailsham College, led by Luke Gander have led the way in innovative, high impact learning opportunities. With departments working closely together to create meaningful cross curricular learning opportunities for students through PE, Science and Business lessons. Students learning has been invigorated, and staff have been quick to share their work, keeping the school focus on “Learning for All”.
Commended: Etchingham CE Primary School, East Sussex
Children at EtchinghamPrimary Schoolhave been enjoying the range of classroom activities that they have been using their cLc learning platform for. Ranging from developing Speaking & Listening, through to topic work and French skills, peer mentoring and parental engagement, the school have planned carefully to open up a wider range of 21st century learning opportunities. By celebrating children’s work through their eportfolios the school have engaged parents as active partners in learning, and are now able to see a continued impact upon learning through the enhanced teaching and learning activities being included across the school curriculum.
Commended: Cre8 Partnership / Flying High Group, East Sussex
Bringing together 8 state and 6 private schools across East Susssex, Gifted and Talented children have been working collaboratively towards shared goals and extended learning opportunities through the cLc learning platform. Freed from the restrictions of class and school buildings, children have been working on authentic problem based projects centred around shared interests, such as poetry, nature and debate.
Commended: Churchwood Primary School, East Sussex
At Churchwood Primary School, led by Nicola Holland, the team have been collaborating towards two key school improvement priorities; promoting parental inclusion and engaging parents as partners in learning. With children from Nursery to Year 6, staff, parents, governors and the wider school community from East Sussex and beyond being brought together to learn through the cLc learning platform, there is a tangible sense of excitement at these 21st Century opportunities, and the impact on the community that they are having.