Schools Peer Exchange Teachers’ Community Learning Forum
Rationale for a Teachers’ Community Learning Forum
It is a common knowledge that teachers face mounting pressures to meet the demands of a revised curriculum and equip learners with the key skills required to succeed beyond the 21st century. Recurrent changes in education reform and higher expectations for teachers and student performance means teachers need to look beyond the confines of their classroom to sharpen their skills and improve their practice.
Valuable opportunities to work with external colleagues strengthens schools’ capacity to steer continuous improvement. Consequently, there is an urgent need for a forum for teachers to share strategies and approaches that work.
A self-sustaining model of professional learning.
There are fundamental and universal truths about education practice that cross cultural and socio-economic boundaries. School leaders and teachers share the same vision, passion and challenges to educate pupils and positively shape their future. Every student is different and has unique potential which requires individual learning approaches to increase their chances of success.
From my experience as a school leader and inspector, all schools have strengths to share and areas that require further development. Schools that have attained exemplary results consistently work hard to sustain improvements in order to maintain high standards.
Schools Peer Exchange Teachers’ Learning Forumensures teachers access to a range of effective solutions from experienced and accomplishedinternational peers. The practice led solution allows teachers to implement proven practice and learning approaches that has been successfully used by educators across the globe.The forum empowers teachers topromptly initiate a process of positive change and provides a more cost effective option to an intensive teacher training programme.
There is a common ground for discussions to share strategies and approach that education professionals can implement to address the following key issues:
- Individualised learning
- Teaching and Learning
- Special Educational Needs
- Behaviour Management
- Continuous Professional Development
- Performance Management
- Recruitment and Retention
- Parental Engagement
- Budget management
- Facilities Management
The above are examples of challenges that schools face. The good news is that some schools have successfully tackled the above challenges. All you have to do is sign up, specify the problem so you can connect with other professionals to access information on what they did, how they did it and the difference it made!