- A Learning Innovation Group set up to improve the quality of sixth-form teaching by sharing existing excellence and exploring new avenues of excellence. Group members will explore ways in which to improve the learning abilities of our sixth formers, together with ways in which we can develop a culture of self-supported, self-motivated learning.
- A Learning Innovation Group set up explore ways of increasing studentsâ€™ ability to learn independently by exploiting features of the VLE, developing tasks which encourage independent higher-order thinking, and piloting the adaptation and use of new resources or technologies. Outcomes will be tangible and practical in the form of specific resources or activities linked to identified areas of the KS3, KS4 or KS5 curriculum.
- A Leaning Innovation Group set up to explore ways of developing studentsâ€™ thinking skills:generating questions independently; considering objects from many points of view; generating and linking ideas without self-criticism; transferring knowledge and skills from one domain to another; producing and evaluating solutions to problems across a range of domains.
- A Learning Innovation Group set up to explore ways to build cross-curricular links between subjects within normal teaching, as well as developing specific cross-curricular activities.Outcomes will be tangible and practical in the form of specific resource toolkits linked to identified areas of the KS3, KS4 or KS5 curriculum, plus three workable cross-curricular projects, one for each key stage.
- A learning innovation group set up to embed the principles of assessment for learning in all subjects.
- A Learning Innovation Group set up o develop our students as citizens and to engage students and staff in the development of WHS as a sustainable school.
- A Learning Innovation Group set up to develop and extend the role of teachers and students as learning partners, building upon and developing the programme established in 2007/8
The Student Health LIG is a group of staff committed to addressing key health issues within our school. The focus of our work this year is to consider students emotional health . We aim to research and understand the specific health and well-being needs of our students. To do this we will be auditing students and staff to try and generate a list of factors which put girls under emotional stress. We will then look to plan strategies to help the girls at risk of emotional issues to build skills in emotional resilience so they may better cope with the challenges they face.