Great Torrington School at

The Schools Network annual conference in Manchester

Posted on: 09/12/2014

Great Torrington School were selected to be one of the 20 schools nationwide to host a 'How-to...' workshop at this year's SSAT (The Schools Network) annual national conference at Manchester Central on 4th and 5th December. 

The conference is of international importance and featured educationalists such as Lord Kenneth Baker who is instrumental in introducing the City Technological Colleges; Harvard professors Pasi Sahlberg and Eric Mazur; and Sugata Mitra, inventor of SOLE (Self-Organised Learning Environments) Learning and of 'School in the Cloud' and 'Hole in the Wall' fame. 

Great Torrington School teachers: John Stanier (Assistant Headteacher), Adrian Farmer (Team Leader of the GTS Learner's Baccalaureate), and Gill Clayton (Assistant Headteacher) presented a workshop entitled 'How to build a genuinely learner-focused curriculum' about our Key Stage 3 Learner's Baccalaureate curriculum. There was a lot of interest from the audience and the workshop was very well received. 

In being asked to host this workshop, The GTS Learner's Baccalaureate has been recognised as innovative and important by one of the most influential educational bodies in the country. 

Great Torrington School are holding a Learner's Baccalaureate Open Day on 5th March for teaching professionals only followed by TeachMeet North Devon.

Please contact John Stanier at if you are interested in attending. 

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