GTS to showcase the best of North Devon Education to an international audience

Posted on: 08/10/2014

Great Torrington School has been invited to showcase our inspirational Year 7 curriculum at an international conference in December.  This year The SSAT (Secondary Schools Academies Trust) conference, held in Manchester 4-5 December, focuses on the experiences of individual learners within schools, 'combining inspirational inputs from schools and students with thought-provoking perspectives from employers and leading academics to explore how we can shift our focus towards delivering a personalised, future-oriented education for every student.'

We are delighted to be presenting our workshop on How to Build a Genuinely Learner Focused Curriculum at the SSAT National Conference, which will talk about how the school has created an innovative, challenge-based learning curriculum called 'The Learner's Baccalaureate' along with showcasing the amazing work our children have done at the school, including their TEDx talks.  At GTS we have focused on kindling and stoking a love of learning whilst developing the skills our children need to be effective lifelong learners.  The results have been dramatic - there has been huge progress in students' literacy, big changes in attendance and behaviour and the community have an increased role in helping GTS students learn. 

We will be sharing a platform with such well known education thinkers as Sugata Mitra, Pasi Sahlberg and Eric Mazur, and with other schools focusing on the individual learner 

Lisa Pashouros, Project Manager of the SSAT National Conference Team wrote to the school to say, "The panel were energised by your description of the work you would like to share - it was a very impressive application and we know you'll be rightly proud to hear how positively the panel responded." 

Tracey Amos Head teacher said, "We are very proud that the journey that we have been on, for around the last three years, is going to get the National recognition it deserves".

For more information on the SSAT UK conference 


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