Ta’allum Staff Share Best Practice on High Quality Professional Development Day

Ta’allum Staff Share Best Practice on High Quality Professional Development Day

On Saturday 28th November, all teaching staff across the 3 Ta’allum Academies participated in a Professional Development Day focused on continuous improvement in Teaching and Learning. During the day, teachers and Leaders shared and demonstrated the very best practice. There was impressive energy, professional dialogue and open engagement from all staff. All workshops were linked explicitly to each academy’s priorities.

Arabic, Early Years, Primary and Secondary sessions were varied and relevant to the developmental needs of the staff. In Primary and Secondary, the learning content of the sessions ranged from Assessment for Learning and effective strategies to maximize the impact Literacy and Language in the classroom. There was a focus on Behaviour for Learning and the creation of a culture of engagement and respect. Specific Maths sessions included ‘White Rose’ Maths to support concrete, pictorial and abstract Maths learning. There was also a concentration on the use of Technology through Office 365 tools and the use of Microsoft Teams to support learning. Ta'allum Early Years schools collaborated to deliver workshops in 3  core priority areas - the use of ‘Tapestry’ to support accuracy in assessment, observations and annotations in Early Maths learning and supporting language development for all learners. The Arabic teams focused on a range of positive teaching strategies including how to adapt instruction in Reading Comprehension in the context of a ‘synchronized’ lesson. 

Ta’allum’s Director of Education, Dr Mohammed Saefan said ‘Professional Development increases teachers’ motivation, confidence and commitment. Learning new skills and applying them in the classroom leads to a more stimulating and effective teaching environment. Teaching methods are continually developing so these sessions are key to securing effective teaching and developing a culture of excellence across our Academies. 

Mr Ahmed Al Mannai CEO said ‘The overriding purpose is to help teachers continually improve the quality of their teaching. Ta’allum Professional Development maximises our strengths and enables our teachers to meet the challenge of teaching in the 21st century.’

 Professional Development Day film



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